We Are Builders!
There is a thin line between constructive criticism and destructive criticism.
What is criticism? Well, according to Siri, there are 2 definitions.
- The expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.
- The analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work.
When someone asks for feedback, they are basically asking us to critique their website and offer suggestions to help build their website. All Feedback is basically a call for help. Or is it? Maybe they are just wanting some affirmation that they are doing it 'right'. It's hard to know exactly what someone wants from their feedback. We have to be very careful to build and not to tear down. Criticism is important, but it should be done in the proper way and at the proper times.
Constructive Criticism is when we recommend a set of instructions with the aim of helping someone improve their overall website and its content. Constructive criticism helps to build something.
Destructive Criticism is when someone recommends a set of instructions with the aim of tearing someone or their work apart. It lowers creativity and self-esteem. It is cruel. Destructive criticism helps to tear something down.
I have asked for Feedback several times for my website through the Wealthy Affiliate Feedback Platform. I have to honestly say that my Feedback has been outstanding. It's always been sandwiched in between comments about the parts that I did get right. That has been a great plus for me. I thank each and every one of you who have been so kind and offered me great feedback. Oh yeah, I've had to make lots and lots of changes that were pointed out to me in my feedback. But you guys never tore me down, you helped me to build.
I love that about WA. We aren't just writers and bloggers.
- Sometimes we are Therapists.
- Sometimes Counselors.
- Sometimes Cheerleaders.
- Sometimes Problem Solvers.
- Sometimes we are Builders.
Let's all be Builders and continue to keep Wealthy Affiliate the greatest community EVER!!
All the best,