Social: My first negative comment…

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Social: My first negative comment…


Today I received my first negative ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ comment on Facebook.

I was at a pause, I was trying to process it. I knew it wasn’t positive but at the same time, it had some truth in it. Was my post a waste of time? I need to be more on point and stop repeating myself like he said, true, but my video definitely isn’t a waste of time. I’ve had positive reactions all around… it’s a gem that I couldn’t live without in Adobe Illustrator…

Should I hide this negative comment…? I don’t want this on my post for others to see… I will hide it so only his friends could see it… I did… but only for second… 

I decided right then and there that I would own this comment… it had some truth and I needed that to motivate me, to better myself. No ones perfect and I sure know I am not. This was my first try and I’ve never put myself out to the world like that but I did… that comment was mine and mine to own… so I unhide it!

I responded. I said thank you for the comment and that they were right. I need to be on point with my speaking. I need to stop repeating myself and work on “ummm.” See video here.  

I thought it would end there. I thought this negative comment would just linger with me personally… then I thought… maybe I should still hide it… it’s crazy how words from a stranger can have an affect on you. I just wanted to say my peace, represent myself the best way I can and move forward. 

And then… I got a response… I thought it would be worse… I thought this might go sour… man…

Let’s open up and see…

To my surprise it was positive feedback to my response. A small apology but what struck me was he said congrats on taking the leap that most people including himself want to do but don’t. 

What a turnaround from what I was expecting. Everyone has their own opinion and views but it doesn’t mean you have to take it negatively. There is more behind the comment. Healthy debate or conversation can be sign of respect โœŠ๐Ÿผ.  I am glad I received it and took the action I did and thank him for being real. 

Experience Tip: 
Nothing is perfect. Realize that early and now. I am just one person. I can’t do it all but you have to start somewhere. I have no clue where this journey will take me. It may not work but at least I can say I tried. 

I do something in my everyday life that others would love to be apart of and I am only sharing my experiences hoping to give value. 

If I can pivot in what I am doing here, online, because of something I uncover, I will have that opportunity. But all I know is that if you want to start… jump! You will never know where you’ll land…

This was a great comment for the poster: “Jeff Bezos said ‘If you aren’t embarrassed about your first attempt, you waited too long.'” ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผโœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ


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Orlando Ayala

Orlando Ayala

Orlando Ayala is a Los Angeles-based Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer and Experience Strategist. Currently Orlando is the Creative Director with Pacific Park on the World Famous Santa Monica Pier leading the creative and strategic teams working in visual, traditional and digital mediums.