edited: Sunday, March 09, 2003
By uppalapati Lakshmi Prasanthi
Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2003
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I express my views on them in two ways. First on the kind of comments and the ways to comment and my experiences with "Comments".
Comments - These are of three types. One - Comments which are aimed at us either to tease playfully or to hurt intentionally. The second one is to express our opinion on particular incidents and certain statements of others. More or less, this type is only for Celebrities viz., Politicians, Film Stars, Industrialists, Artists etc., The third one is to give our feedback on various kinds of work viz., Poetry, Paintings, Stories, Articles, Cartoons, Music, Designs etc., I am going to discuss on the third type which concerns many of us, browsers of this site.
You can observe my comments on almost each and every article, poem, painting and cartoon in this site(www.telugupeople.com). In fact, I know nothing about Paintings. But still I write because, it give them the viewpoint of a person who doesn't know about Painting at all. They can know Novice's opinion on their work. Any form of work can be treated great and can be remembered only when it can attract and understood by the masses, the general public. (Recently I do not as I read them earlier itself as content editor. So to come to homepage and selecting those articles takes much more time. But for those which impresses me very much I add comments even now). Why do I write comments? Basically being a writer, I wish to know the feelings of readers which vary from person to person. To know how far I succeeded in conveying the intended meaning, how people perceive it etc., Also comments encourage us to share some more feelings. Negative comments make us think, strengthens our desire to write better, motivates us to come up with good work. In fact, every artist, writer, performer wishes to know the feedback of the public. Then only he can feel happy even though he was quite satisfied with his work. Positive or negative comments, it doesn't matter. What matters is a comment by which we can be assured that someone read, listened or watched our work.
Then, How the comments should be. They must not be one word or one line. We must share what we feel in detail. Express what we like and what we do not. A critical feedback let them understand their work in all angles. Only such comments are useful. But we should not be bad in our language. Our comments must always be in an encouraging way, though we express our critical remarks.
But we should remember one thing. We must not be offended by negative comments. We should accept them sportively. Check the correctness of those comments. Think, Introspect and learn. Then express your thanks. Whatever it is, they took some precious time to convey their opinion. So we must express our thankful feelings to the commentors.
Coming to my experience with comments, I write this in a separate article.
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