the biggest gift you can give to others

Philippines
June 20, 2012 7:55am CST
As a reader one should never criticized about what other writes. Why I am mentioning this because people have the habit of criticizing what other people like.What I feel and what I think is that each and everyone has their own unique ways of writing and presenting their write up in front of other. Some may be expert in writing and may know how to catch and create the interest of the people while reading their article or what they write may be small also. But there are others who cannot express what exactly they want to say. Do not try to hurt anybody who is writing something, it may happen that the person maybe or may have written the particular article for the first time.Read what the person has written and if possible give him/her the suggestion so that he/she can improve their writing style.
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@fracktion (154)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Its RESPECT. People should learn how to really respect each other no matter what background that person has. Being critical about the work of someone could be okay, unless being critical becomes mocking - which leads to argument/fight and then loss of respect.
• Pamplona, Spain
21 Jun 12
Hiya analhon, That is true we should try to help those who are trying to post something and it perhaps comes out the wrong way. Yes the ones who are expert in writing could help by trying to help the others who need help. Most times I try to keep away from expressions that people may not understand but if I do use them I put the same meaning in brackets like this ( ) and they may get to understand. Have had a couple of those trying to be awkward but I kept away from them as it´s not for me to run them down. Not saying that I did´nt feel like saying anything but I just did´nt did not think it was worth it.xxx
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Hi Analhon1014, Very well said, I figured out that most users who post here and are not making sense really needs guide because they are the newbies here...I hope we all have courage to lead them the way. Happy mylotting...
@pormadi (1300)
• Indonesia
21 Jun 12
First, I think the most important is our good message can be understand by readers. Then, we try to recommend a good model or a good example. Maybe, my opinion is useful.
@toniganzon (49934)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
How kind of you. If the person can't help but criticize i think he should just shut up and don't read that article that isn't to his liking. It would be a great help if he stops reading those that he doesn't find pleasing, he doesn't need to be rude.
• United States
21 Jun 12
I only try to post to discussions that I have something good to say but once and awhile I post to discussion where I disagree with what the person wrote. But I try to word what I write nicely so it doesn't come across as I am putting them down or critizing them. I treat others how I want to be treated and that seems to almost always work out
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
I agree analhon. When I was still relatively new to online writing, I published an article on a website. Many of the fellow writers within the website community gave me thumbs up as an encouragement. However, as soon as I promoted the article outside the website, it received a lot of negative feedback. I was of course, very unhappy about it, and a bit insulted by the comments the readers have posted. What I have observed from my experience is that fellow writers know how to appreciate my work because they know the hardships we have to go through in writing. Netizens however just read, and never publish articles. Those people tend to criticize articles harshly. But after all, a writer has to go through these. We cannot please everyone. We writers should just encourage each other as much as we can and try to ignore the harsh and nonconstructive criticisms. If there are some flaws in our writing, we should be informed in a nice way, so that we could learn from those mistakes.
@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
20 Jun 12
We can help others improve by giving our feedback. But we should also know that our feedback might hurt the person in one way or another. So we should give a constructive feedback and be careful of the way we deliver it. Our feedback should not meant to hurt the other party rather it should be of help to the person concerned.
@succeednow (1636)
• Singapore
20 Jun 12
Hi analhon1014, You are right in saying that some people cannot express exactly what they want to say. In fact there are those who mean the opposite of what they actually wanted to say. Not all of us are born with the gift of being able to write well. Criticisms do no good especially if they are meant to humiliate, put down or embarass the other person. One should try to correct or encourage the other party to improve on his or her writing. However, I believe a certain amount of tact is needed as sometimes our good intentions may not go down well with the other party. Have a good day.