Over the last three weeks, two interesting things have happened that provoked this post:
1) A new author asked me to address the issue of disagreements, especially with regard to those who write books and blogs and those who read them.
2) I had a phone conversation with a well-known webmaster who read a negative review of one of my books. Before the conversation, the webmaster was almost certain that we bitterly disagreed about many things. After we talked, however, he realized that we didn’t disagree about anything we discussed. He also realized that the review had grossly misrepresented my book.
If you have ever had someone disagree with something you’ve said or written . . . or you’ve disagreed with what someone has ever said or written, then this post is for you.
Three things by way of introduction. When people disagree with you . . .
- Some will be charitable in their disagreement.
- Others will be defamatory.
- Sometimes many of the people who think they disagree with you really don’t. Continue Reading…