a recent comment

Here is a recent comment….
Hi Karen, I love your blog. I just started OT school, in fact, we had our first day of class today. I learned a lot about what to expect from your earlier posts. I am sure you are overwhelmed with work especially coming down to the end of the year. However, it is not always necessary to post about it. As a former teacher, I know how easily a profession can get a bad rep for complaining about being tired or having too much work, and I don’t want that to happen to you or OT. Your OT posts are so helpful and your passion really shines through. I don’t want others to be turned away though or people to stop reading because they are constantly hearing how tired you are. If you are too worn out to blog, just put it off we’ll understand, I promise! Keep up the good work and I hope you get everything done without too much stress!

So when I read this it hurt my feelings even though I know its with perfectly good intentions and actually a really good piece of constructive criticism…I wanted to ask what others thought. I know I post a lot how tired/busy I am but I also mention it’s my own fault, usually. And I post that also to apologize for why I don’t post as much or as nicely as i’d like….but I’d rather post regularly poorly than not at all, mostly because of how search engine optimization works and to let people know I am stll alive.

The good news is I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope to be able to respond to quite a few FB comments, blog posts, emails, etc this weekend, and I think the worst of it is over!

So….i did want some feedback. Better to post less and stop saying how tired/stressed I am, or keep up with what I am doing ? I think in general I will try at least a little bit to be more cognizant of alienating people based on this comment. I hadn’t thought of if that way…

PS:I *do* appreciate the comment whether it hurts my feelings a little or not – it’s good for me to hear these things to grow from and ponder!

May 28, 2011 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 10