Opinion / Writing

A Fool And His Mouth

A reader of mine was asking me if that was how I wrote…simply to draw readers in?

He mentioned that though they were interesting, they were bitin. (Bitin = in this context, to leave readers hanging).

Since he brought it up and being the objective person that I am, I indulged him.

I fished for information. I asked what articles needed improvement. What part of my writing did he find unsatisfactory and why.

I wanted specifics.

Mind you, this little chat was all done in the light of striving for excellence.

Alas, he could not offer me any. He simply said, it was just his opinion.

Opinions are respected and highly valued in my writing. In fact, I encourage it. But I do wish when people give feedback they have suggestions to improve as well, not just throw in ‘opinions’ that are unhelpful.

Any fool can give an opinion.

But what I would like to know is: what are you doing/saying to improve on the situation? I don’t see you doing your part for improvement nor do you hold the credentials and expert authority to be carelessly throwing away such opinions.

In my previous post, I mentioned that we live in a noisy world.

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone seems to be an expert on something. Everyone has something to say (no matter how incessantly dumb it may be, to the world, it has to be said). The ego is bursting from the seams.

Thanks for the feedback but what you said have no bearing whatsoever in my writing or literature as a whole.

That’s just my opinion.

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent. (Proverbs 17:28)

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