I woke up yesterday to read about a fellow blog, Lord Matt, who is speaking out about someone’s attempt to get him to take down one of his blog posts. The post consists of an analysis of the efforts of another individual (Dr M G Notley) who makes some very rudimentary errors in trying to promote his website. Lord Matt’s post looks at the website and comes up with a number of constructive points which Dr Notley could have used to improve his website and his service.
Instead of using the advice and thanking the esteemed Lord Matt, the dastardly Dr Notley initially responded by rudely accusing Lord Matt of falsehoods and has now commissioned his legal team to take action against our intrepid hero.
Well, okay, I’ve romanticised it a bit, but you get the gist of the story. The sad thing about it is that Dr Notley could have done with the advice. If you have a look at the website, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s pretty poor quality. Instead of improving the site, he’s expending energy retaliating, much like a schoolyard bully trying to get his own back on someone who got a better grade than he did.
Question is, if someone critiqued your site .. how would you react?