Not Wabi Sabi


It's Monday, and today I got my first hateful comment on this blog!
(You can read it here) Has it ever happened to you?
If so - how do you handle it? Graciously? Jokingly? Or just delete?

The "spiky images" I've selected for todays post are
indeed beautiful, but not in any way wabi sabi... 
#1 above is an artwork by Anouk Omlo
#2 below I found here, and #3 is from here.  


WABI SABI interior design art photography
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29 comments:

  1. didn't read it, but I would suggest ''just delete''. Don't bother dear!

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    1. Thanks, but I think I'll keep it. I understand that if you delete, they only come back for more. Unfortunately. And since it's only aimed at me, not at the content of the blogpost, I can manage.

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  2. There are people who have nothing better to do well.
    This man doesn't knows your blog and he is not even worth to read it. Delete and forget.
    I still love your blog. Yna

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    1. Thanks Yna. I'll keep it (for now) and since I'm about 99% sure I know who it is, I'll just let it go.

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  3. That was pretty bad. I'd delete it, but if you think they'll come back for more.. hmmm. leave it and move on, as you've said. I've never had anyone leave anything like that on my blog. Just lots of spam these days. those get annoying!

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    1. Valerianna, sad isn't it? But these things doen't come out of the blue, I think. I mean, how do you find MY blog to pour your venom? Must be someone who's lost an argument with me recently ;-) Oh well....

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  4. Frankly, I think you should see it as a sign of respectability and acceptability. If you can't find someone to hate your work you'll never get anyone to love it. If what she said was true, work harder. If it was untrue, work harder.

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  5. I am in awe of this blog and all good blogs out there-lots of work and creativity. Thanks!

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  6. Hi, Lisbeth. Leave the comment up, move on. You can't please everyone, and hateful people just end up hurting themselves. This is a terrific blog, one of my favorites.

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  7. Dear Lisbeth!
    Never ever comment on any negative feedback you receive! Just don't pay attention. Eventually it's up to you to decide whether you delete it or post it but please no negative emotions from your side. At the end of the day it is your blog, your cyber territory and you can do with it whatever YOU feel is right regardless of what others may think about it. Love your blog!
    Cheers,
    Natalya

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  8. Oh dear Lisbeth. Clearly that person was in a bad head-space when they wrote that - but it doesn't excuse them using your blog as a place to vent their poor state of mind.
    It's a cowardly thing to do, to write negative comments in front of a keyboard. They wouldn't speak like that face to face. Most cowards don't. But, such anonymity can be a boon for bullies.
    Perhaps they should pay for some professional help as they are clearly in need.
    Oh well. Best to move on - don't give them any further thought, they're not worth the energy.

    There are so many who LOVE your very beautiful blog and appreciate the time you put into it. It is appreciated :)

    And, the "spiky images" are appropriate for the subject ;)

    Virtual hugs to you x

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  9. a few years ago I was thrown out of a project. Me, always giving my best? Why? Quite disturbing for a while until I realized that on a total of more than thirty well-received projects perhaps this throwing out said more about the customer than about me.
    your beautiful blog about the art of imperfection needs some disturbing non-perfect features or comments; only applause about your blog would be contrary to the idea of wabi-sabi.
    Keep up the good spirit!

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  10. Congrats on your first negative comment :D (by the way,I can't see it so I hope this joking attitude coming from me is not totally out of place). I have a style blog and when I started it I expected lots more negative comments than I actually received. Definitely leave it up. I don't reply to mine, but I think it's ok to reply graciously... it really depends on a comment...
    You know your blog is loved you received so many encouraging comments.. That's what really counts.
    Maya

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    1. Yes Maya, lots of good advice. And yes I agree - joking is a good way to handle it. Cheers, L

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  11. You've handled this with grace & poise.
    I can't help but take negative comments to heart. Ten people I greatly respect can praise my work to the heavens & that one person I don't even know belittles it-that's what I hear. Not the praise. & it eats at me.
    It takes so much energy to be mean, it's so easy to be kind... Cristine

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    1. Cristine, thanks for your input. Having worked at the university, I'm used to crit sessions. A good way to grow and develop. But when you can't separate someone's viewpoint and someone's personality, gender or physical appearance, then you're on a slippery slope....

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  12. This is all about that person, and not about you! Great blog that I love to follow. Please keep up with just what you are doing.

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  13. Ja tänk vilka pappskallar det finns där ute! Både du och jag har nog varit väldigt förskonade från elakheter på våra bloggar. Vet inte varför, men en del personer får väldigt mycket elaka påhopp. Kanske är de mer provocerande än vissa.
    Uppenbarligen har personen som skrivit hos dig stora personliga problem så mitt råd är att bara ignorera en så gök!
    Kram på dig fina du! Love your blog!
    Susanne

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  14. You have an amazing blog, which captures one of the most important aesthetic movements of our time. You never know people's intentions, so dont waste your precious time trying to analyze. Just stay focused on your work and move forward. You have a ton of fans across the globe. Keep shining! -A fan from Bogota, Colombia.

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