If I say something in this post that you don’t agree with, does that mean you’re just going to ignore what I said and leave a hateful comment?
Are you going to call me ignorant, stupid, or a lousy writer for saying something that may not resonate with you?
Will you get offended if something I say doesn’t apply to you?
If that’s you then understand that what I wrote probably wasn’t written for you.
This is what Seth Godin talks about in his book “The Icarus Deception.”
In this book, Seth Godin explains that people’s opinions of your work shouldn’t really matter to you because the work you created wasn’t made for them in the first place.
When I write a certain post for example, I don’t write to appeal to everyone. Instead, I write to appeal to a certain type of individual.
Some people who fit the description of my intended audience will resonate with my thoughts and approve of it.
Others however may think what I wrote is common sense and that it wasn’t worth their time.
Writing about something that doesn’t resonate with you doesn’t make me ignorant. It just means you weren’t the person I had in mind when I was writing about that specific subject.
This doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to disagree with me. Respectfully disagreeing is fine. Hate however is not.