This week brought a new experience for me as a writer. I have been trying for months to get a post on mamamia.com.au, the popular blog of writer and editor Mia Freedman.
I finally made it last Sunday with a contribution on the wearing (or not) of makeup. Which was a massive thrill of course. As was the barrage of comments my piece received – 221 at last count. As a person who gets excited when she has three comments on a blog post, this was overwhelming, initially in a positive way. After a while I wasn’t so sure, as the tone of many of the comments was, if not downright nasty, then defensive to say the least.
Still, you know what they say about any publicity – and that’s what I told myself when I was feeling a little vulnerable and exposed. If I put myself out there, I need to be tough enough to cope with the flak.
If you’re interested, here’s the link: