I was scanning the statistics that the good folks at Ezinearticles.com are kind enough to provide to authors who post their work at the site.
And, having about 550 articles at this point, I noticed something fascinating about those who rate the articles, using a one to five star system.
There is no significant difference in the number of folks who read my bashed versus blessed pieces. In other words, if an article gets five stars, it's just as likely to earn as much attention as its detested cousin that merits only one star.
What does this mean?
I suppose it goes back to the wisdom behind the adage: There's no such thing as ?bad? publicity.
Apparently, as long as your work is being read, you should be happy. If readers are so moved by your offerings that they feel duty bound to score them, albeit extremely, you've done your job as a writer.
You have created an audience.
People are responding, making an effort, energized in some way, and provoked.
Good for you!
We've all heard the idea that we can't please all the people all the time, but how many of us appreciate that even trying to do this ushers in a quiet death for a creative person?
Poke, push, cajole, and stimulate your readers. Whatever you do, don't coddle them.
If they love you or hate you, you're on the right track. Just don't let them ignore you!
Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President of http://www.Customersatisfaction.com, is a popular keynote speaker, management consultant, and seminar leader and the best-selling author of 12 books, including Reach Out & Sell Someone and Monitoring, Measuring & Managing Customer Service, and the audio program, "The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable," published by Nightingale-Conant. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, worldwide. A Ph.D. from USC's Annenberg School, a Loyola lawyer, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, Gary offers programs through UCLA Extension and numerous universities, trade associations, and other organizations from Santa Monica to South Africa. He holds the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. He is headquartered in Glendale, California, and he can be reached at (818) 243-7338 or at: [email protected]
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