So here’s the deal. Everyone makes mistakes.
NO ONE IS PERFECT. Certainly not us.
All we can do is learn from our mistakes and move forward.
What we don’t need is someone pointing out any mistakes or errors that we make in public. And then taking it one step further and bashing the work that you do. Simply not cool.
And now we have it. A spoon full of sugar!
Yesterday we made a post on one of our social media sites and we had someone that we don’t know leave a harsh and destructive comment. Now we’ve all had them and we’re old enough and big enough to realize that it is just a way for this person to feel better about themselves. And, it should be used and looked at as a tool for us to learn. Maybe they were right. So – we’ll look at it and fix it. Could she have brought this to our attention in a different way – yep! Are we any worse for this? Nope. Are we going to close the doors or crawl over in the corner and cry? No! Will people look at us differently? I hope not. But all we can do is get better from here.
What this person may not understand or get is that Breaking Rules Publishing has many overseas writers who struggle with the English language just as much as we do. AND, sometimes you have to give them a break. They are trying to write in a second language. We're trying. And I ask you young lady with the chip on your shoulder who seems to know best about everything - what are you trying to do? How many languages do you speak?
What we do here at Breaking Rules Publishing is to try to help those writers that are struggling. That want to be published and can’t. Those who don’t want to go the self-publishing route and need help with marketing – maybe editing and cover art. We are looking to work with them. To help them reach their dreams and become successful. Even if they only sell 201 books – at least they beat the national average. In my mind, that’s a win. Hell – selling 10 books is a big deal.
The greater question is - what is this person doing to help out her community? Nothing. Unless you count hiding behind her computer screen handing out backhanded comments trying to do damage. My ex-wife did that. It did her no good either. But sister woman, you do what feels right. See where it gets you.
What isn’t needed here, especially in a community of millions, is a nasty ass negative attitude or word from someone who doesn’t know better. My suggestion - keep that shit to yourself and do your best to be a good person and help. Don’t try to damage and destroy.
Sorry, at this moment I’m laughing a bit, because, will this post of comment hurt us. No – what it has done is make us stronger and our skin thicker. On the other hand – the person who was hiding behind their keyboard to try to bring down a company that is only trying to do good, she is still weak.
AND SHAME ON YOU!
Grow up and try to be a part of a community that needs some positivity. After all – we all have witnessed rejection over and over again – why toss that same feeling on someone else. Especially a peer.
I don’t want to rant too much. I just want to let you know – if you see something on the website or on a post – please bring it to our attention. We would appreciate your positive feedback. If you have a negative word – be respectful and keep it to yourself. That should be something that you learned in kindergarten.
So in closing - Wise up Chic!
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