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Why the art of being negative as a creative writer is a bad writing style - Super hubber Avengers

Updated on December 6, 2012

Writing with pure anger!

As online authors, when we manifest anything negative in nature and share it socially, it tends to be the single element that will send signals to that of the search engines, to other writers, and to the online communities as a whole of bringing you negative feedback.

It is indeed a terrible thing to do by writing from the pure anger emotion, unless you learn to disassociate your personal self away from such content you wrote about. People who decide to share negative stuff as a FB post or on any other social platform for that matter face social doom.

Sometimes you can even see folks make personal attacks towards one another, which isn't wise at all, or it isn't good social behavior and can get you banned from hubpages even though you may not have done it here.

If you're attacked on HP however, make sure to report the abusive users, block them if needed as well (You're allowed to block up to 3 users from your profile edit section here), because being targeted negatively by others here is against the terms of use.


It's never been a good idea

This isn't a good thing writing anything in a negative manner online from person to person, and may become a major deterrent in achieving ones success today digitally, and also because much of the web traffic we receive is from web surfers whom are due to locate what we have come up with over time. Now if these individuals were looking to see negative feedback, and argumentative information being spilled onto the screen maybe it would work out.

Such an exclusive article could achieve some sort of lift off onto them search engines and eventual success if quality became its primary focus. Also a great deal of research needed to go into the crafting of it all, as well as it being made non-personal, but for the most part people are looking for something worth their time spent trafficking onto such a web page, so negative or positive info truly won't matter unless its of high quality work. (Each author has a different way of dealing with personal issues between fellow writers or guests who choose to comment to them negatively.)

Why would anyone ever write something negatively based in the first place?

Maybe some authors of written works may want to convey a certain style of a message to the reader, to bring out an emotional experience, a true fact of life, or just pure creativity of expressing oneself in a negative manner. These are all valid reasons for using the elements of probably factual info and in some sort of harshly worded form of rendering, typing, and or displaying imagery/video content, like it is with poetry at times.

Now if such an article spun up from pure emotional distress bursting outwards, had somehow steered towards the personal side of things, and or that of a specific individual they know of, well it may not work out in their favor.

So its wise to think before you leap digitally, and anywhere online for that matter, because people are highly sensitive to anything being shared across these computer screens, and I mean everything today. (Every network today has flagging options available, and ways to weed out harmful or taunting behavioral activities, by banning users who act in such ways)

Be careful of the anger mantra its a true bummer online for sure


Reiteration and conclusion

So in other words, if you want to lose most of your viewers or even worse get kicked out of any online community, well then give it a try and do wrong towards others by the means of sharing your vendetta's online. It is a sure fire way to get the Boot, for sure and to lose all of your fan base as well.

These are just some word's from the wise, and its also tough to make a come back from making such a grave error in personal judgement. In all actuality I've ruined my reputation once in the past in a community on the ground in real life, and not once but twice (The second time the group I had joined truly sucked big time, and they deserved to hear how I felt in the worst way, but that's besides the point its still bad karma) for being far to emotional.

So that's why I'm offering this sound advise to those who have no idea what they're about to do and so haphazardly, by taking anything far to personal across these digital wires, and fiber optic lines.


You thought it was over

I seen it happen far to many times, where a good person joins a network, gets disillusioned by being there and not seeing any success from it, they get disgruntled even further, and then allow everything and anything to agitate them.

Then there's those folks who haven't the slightest clue what they are doing at all, and simply are headed for a head on collision path with the wrong person, who rubs off on them the wrong way.

How you react to any given situation, and what you choose to do, shall decide your pathway thereafter for sure, so think about all that's been placed down into text here, and try your best to refrain from using emotions to communicate and decide your creative style of writing.

You get the point poll!

Do you think writing with clarity for positive results opposes negativity?

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for this awesome response to my comment up above, I am long winded too, and so I created an entire hub for this response I have for you.

      Your comment is so true and I had to make a hub for it (In the hub about hubs category of course) so that many others can get to see, what inspiration and impression you have left on me here. Wow!

      Here's the link to it below:

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      Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago from Iowa

      The greatest problem in writing (and I do author Hubs here) is that people are too willing to write that which is quickly and unquestioningly accepted, adopted and then adapted for other reasons. Good writing is more than the use of grammatically correct word choice and order, but is the foundation for the advancement of knowledge through a systematic conduct of inquiry.

      Reaching a good number of years spent in investigation, I tired of merely citing other people's works that were based on past glosses, and decided after reflecting on my own academic past, that most of what is assumed as facts today were actually entrenchments by either ecclesiastical or royal decree or patronage. It was a bit startling to write a refutation of my own first dissertation that was, of course accepted and brought me my first doctoral degree, but it was rubbish as it was only well-skilled plagiarisms from ancient Latin and Greek works that were popular and led Constantine I into creating his "catholic [universal] church" that was pushed as a means to resolidify the empire. After that it was but a cake walk to attacking other reparroted writings to come to new conclusions, thus I went after the inanity of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson and their attack on AIDS sufferers, and ultimately the refutation of Bain Capital.

      What was important was the unchained research, such as finding and freeing Prometheus from his greaet burden and trying to get others to follow the example of Socrates: question all things even the gods, even if the city fathers (of Athens in his case) would damn him for corrupting the young and require him to take his own life. There are no absolutes, and thus I reject any sense of infallibility or god-striven work, and seek the discovery of the human intellect. I have had The Hub reject contributions--a humbling of my own ego--so I go looking for broken links and delete photos that are too difficult for The Hub to add to my works, but this is a learning process, and while I am near 70, I am not dead--for I continue to master languages, teach, and write. Keep up the good work and never give in, just read, revise, rewrite, and repeat until you are satisifed--with the caveat that you will in time find it not good enough (I hated my book Evangelical Terrorism, even after Playboy magazine reviewed it nearly 40 years ago--but now I like it and hate the book I wrote on teaching and methodologies that was published last year. As the ancients noted: you can never step into the same water twice, but you can put your foot in water many times.)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Wow! @Dr. Arthur Ide, I am blown away by your comment there, you have definitely went deep into the psychology of things with an in-depth analysis as well. I never thought to look that deep into the actual psyche of a writers mind.

      As a doctor you know much more then I do for sure, mainly because of your real world experiences in dealing with so many patients I do believe or educative practices on the doctoral level perhaps, plus all of your research and studies you must have done for years and years to achieve such a higher learned approach to looking at this whole thing.

      I am honored to have you as a guest appearance here to my hub, and for the very fact that your message has been truly delivered in the most positive and of the most intelligent of comments I have ever received.

      Now, I do indeed know why I am writing today and so much, and that is truly to bring out the best responses from my readers, and I shall try my best to be as consistent with my style and writers voice, so that many more awesome people can enjoy, and converse on such intellectual levels as we have done so here.

      Thank you so much for being so insightful, and for providing such clarification on this matter of writing style, I am truly appreciative of you doing so, and for sharing with me in this way.

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      Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago from Iowa

      There is a great difference between negative writing (casting aspersions) and the composition of an essay in refutation of some idea, ideal, quote, or assumed reality. The first is mere anger but the other must be done after a careful conduct of inquiry, ascertaining the validity of sources, and offering a detailed reason for "attacking" a favored or popular theme (such as exposing the tale that George Washington told his father he could not tell a lie that he had, indeed, cut down the cherry tree--when history shows that there were no such trees before the nineteenth century). Yes, it is like telling a child there is no Santa Claus and it does cause some suffering, but at the same time it elevates the mind to be more questioning and not accept anything on blind faith. Too many ontologies, political panderings, and outright lies continue because people are afraid to individually or collectively research the statement that seems canonized, but until we investigate by asking negative questions in quest of reality we will still argue that the world is flat, that people were created out of dust, and that some men are infallible when infallibility does not exist any more than the world is 6000 years old.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @janshares, Thanks for the comment and for sharing.

      I do my best to remain as positive as possible, sometimes I get so angry at the screen here and decide to write entire reactionary hubs, but after some time when all the steam settles I back out and trun them into the most positive and reverse psychology style creative articles I could ever muster up.

      Hubpages is fun for being inspired to write about anything, because there's loads of energetic and witty writers here with their very own flair for creativity, and some that are leaded with bright ideas that sometimes clash.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Glad I found this hub, Cloud. I started it last night and couldn't locate it. This is a very thoughtful and important hub that I hope all hubbers take in and take note of. The negativity can be quite bothersome and sucks out our collective creative energy when it spreads through the cyberspace of Hubville. I am sensitive to it and try my best to avoid it by running the other way when the rats begin to smell. It's not good for the spirit. Thank you for putting it out there and calling it like it is. Voted up and useful.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thank you for being so honest here with your comment @healthylife2, yes indeed it is tough at times to try and respond to a negatively perceived comment.

      I have found it easy for me to remove my emotional connection at times away from the screen.

      I've also learn to be more cordial about how I respond, and to remain positive through and through since as you stated, because many others are here as well and all is at state 100% of the time no matter whom we may think we are.

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Great hub reminding people to be careful about negativity here or anywhere else online. I have seen people react with emotion but have learned to wait 24 hours before responding to a negative comment or one that I perceived as negative. Other people do read comments so it is important to be perceived well in the community. However I have no problem with a person completely disagreeing with me and offering another perspective. A see a purely academic discussion as a fun challenge. Fortunately the majority of the people in this community are so supportive and that's the reason I'm still here.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @cclitgirl, Hey there CC thanks for the cool comment, and for choosing to share with me, yeah hiding behind avatars isn't cool neither you right.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Good points, CE. I think a lot of people can "hide" behind the "anonymity" of their avatars, but sooner or later, it catches up with them. Wonderful hub. :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Sunnie Day, Thank for giving my hub here a chance and many others you've recently read.

      I do know its tons of pressure online to succeed, its also tough when people have loads of things on their minds all the time, and especially when they chose not to refrain from sharing negativity with others.

      I do my best to remain as positiive as possible, and I hope others can at least try to do the same if at all possible. Thanks again for being such a sweet heart to me, and for doing much more then just sharing online.

      That Thank you hub is on its way Sunnie, I'm having some issues with images loading up and all, but it will be up and out for sure.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for the cool insight bro @Randy Godwin, its all a metter of perspective for sure.

      Now we both know when the terms of use are being violated here or anywhere for that matter, because its written into the network here, and as for how one is being taunted by another user is a matter of personal preference as to what a person feels is not tolerable for them.

      If such a person warns the offender by telling them its unwanted behavior that needs to end, well such behavior should stop immediately, and if it doesn't then it shall be deemed as absolutely a negative feedback situation that may need moderation and or blocking/black listing such a user or worse.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @mary615, Hey I'm glad you haven't had such an experience, negativety is tough to deal with online, because there isn't a person to confront its just words and all.

      Thanks for the comment and for sharing with me Mary.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @prairieprincess, indeed negativety is no good at all for us online writers, and I do know that there are many creative writers who use such techniques to craft their articles, but as long as they keep it non-personal its all good.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, thanks bro for the support on this hub, I have seen much of the commenting wars and disputes there in the forum area as well.

      People every now and then attempt to lead me into a worded battles as well, in the comment areas here in some of my hubs, but its all good, because I handle it appropriately, and will delete any if need be for sure.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Mike this is the one thing that has caused me to retreat at times in the writing world. You have brought up many valid points that we all should keep in our hearts as we continue to write for all to see. Our opinions and thoughts vary as deep as the ocean and thankfully we are free to express them but in our writings but we do not need to demean another writers work or their character, its just messy business. Thank you.

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      Randy Godwin 5 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Interesting idea but then, who decides what negativity is here? Isn't it subjective depending on the circumstances? I think it's fair to say I speak my mind about the goings-on here and I'm sure some take it as being negative when it is merely the truth and needs to be said.

      Besides, it isn't like very many creative writers here are featured or promoted by HP in the first place. In fact, it seems HP tries to idle most creative works lately. Or am I being negative again? LOL!


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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Well, I have never experienced negativity directed to me. I dislike the Forums for this very reason. Some folks get out of control.

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Mike, great article. I completely agree with you negativity online is always a bad idea. It really ruins the online environment when this takes over. Take care!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I see so much of this on FB that it drives me nuts. I have seen it on HP but not to that extent. I do see it, however, in comments, and most definitely on the forums, which is the main reason why I don't hang out on the forums at all. I'm not here to debate issues with anyone; I'm just a writer getting my message out there for the masses. :)

      Great suggestions, Mike! I hope you and your wife and doing well as winter settles in on us.