Dealing with criticism (Vlog)

20 responses to “Dealing with criticism (Vlog)”

  1. Annie

    Good for you!! I like how you stated something along the lines of being proud of what you do when you’re doing your best….YES. πŸ‘πŸ»

    I try to live by that.

    1. Sigrid

      *high five* Thank you, Annie! I consider it a big compliment to be sharing an attitude with someone who literally gets thrown stuff at her while in the arena! What you do every day is AMAZING!

      1. Annie

        Thank you. 😊 I really appreciate that.

  2. Marcie53

    Looking forward to the next vlog!

    1. Sigrid

      Haha! I better prepare that one, I think πŸ˜€

  3. Desiree

    You are still the best Sigrid. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’œ
    You have been an inspiration to me, and I’m sure to many others.πŸ’œ

    1. Sigrid

      Aww, thanks so much! I’m so happy to hear I can make a difference somehow! *happy sigh*

  4. Camille

    Connection Concealed is my favorite story. It was ambitious and you did a great job. I’m glad you didn’t let the criticism stop you

    1. Sigrid

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ I had no idea Connection Concealed was someone’s favorite story at TLR. *big smile*

  5. ...

    Apologies if this comes across a bit strong, but there’s a lot of us here who can see that you have more talent in even your little finger than anyone who leaves such negative projections houses in their whole being… Just keep doing you Sigrid – your stories are captivating, the production is beautiful and the narration breathes a life into it all that’s uniquely yours… If many had anywhere near the talent they’d be super proud πŸ™‚ …never let them stop you seeing yourself shine and keep moving forward x

    1. Sigrid

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I won’t let them stop me! I’m too old for that shit πŸ˜‰

  6. Thea

    I think is really hard and brave to put yourself out there and take all kinds of criticism for you work, and I strongly believe you are doing a great job dealing with the mean spirited ” critics”.Whose opinions don’t hold much weight anyway. If these people put on their comments one third of the effort you put on each and every episode, they probably would be more sympathetic to creators. And btw the fact that I don’t like something, it doesn’t necessarily mean that is bad! I’m just saying!
    We all here witness first hand (and appreciate) the extraordinary work you do and the constant need to do your best!😊PS1 Connection Consealed was an awesome story.The perfect combination of adventure and romance!πŸ˜ƒ
    PS2 What has that lonely yellow post-it done to you and you banished it so far up?( and how?)πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. Sigrid

      “And btw the fact that I don’t like something, it doesn’t necessarily mean that is bad! I’m just saying!” Right?! So true.

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words and support.

      Not to worry about the yellow post it! It’s just the only one in sight, but it’s part of a series. I have the basic milestones of every story high up on my wall in a timeline setup!

  7. JDavisπŸ’š

    Damn…. you CONTINUE to be about the most amazing woman on the planet that I’ve ever met. You’re in the ring and fiercely living your life and providing your listeners with amazing content on your terms.

    Definitely an inspiration Sigrid.


    1. Sigrid

      *blushes* Thank you

  8. Bernie

    I am a speech pathologist….I love language/speech and my job is to notice faults in language and pronunciation. You don’t always get the English pronounciations right but who cares?
    Sometimes you phrase things differently to the way a native speaker of English would. I love this. I love listening to people who have English as a second language. I think the way they phrase things is so much more beautiful than the way someone who speaks English as a first language would have phrased it. Isn’t this what makes language rich? The fact you can say the same thing in many different ways?
    I speak English as a first language and I don’t always get it right. I am guessing English isn’t even your 2nd or maybe 3rd language?
    Ignore the haters you are doing a great job!
    To be honest you are far more articulate in English than a hell of a lot of the people that have English as their first and only language.
    Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

    1. Sigrid

      Thank you, Bernie! I really appreciate this.

      I think a lot of my somewhat strained way of narrating in the past was related to me wanting to be perfect. I now see that it had the opposite effect and I have embraced my own pronunciation more. I still try to get it right, but not at the expense of talking a bit more in a natural rhythm. It’s hard for me to listen to previous stories. I try to embrace my past self with kindness and compassion, though. And a smile! I try to smile because it’s sort of funny how hard I was trying.

  9. Bernie

    Absolutely be kind to yourself! And yes your prosody has improved significantly.

    Life is all about growth and learning. Look back on the early stories and celebrate how far you have come! You are so brave putting yourself our there. A real inspiration πŸ™‚

  10. Jo

    Hi Sigrid, thank you so much for sharing this story. I really got a lot out of hearing you talk so eloquently about such a personal topic. The delivery over vlog made your message so much more powerful and intimate.

    I feel I have a much greater appreciation of how brave and resilient someone who is creative needs to be. Without people like you creating stories, pictures, photos, movies, sculptures, the world would be a much less wonderful place to live.

    I agree that non constructive feedback is of little use, and more often than not says more about that person than of you.

    I admire your passion and dedication, and ability to put this into context. And I am grateful that people like you can provide this important message – not all of us have your amazing ability to articulate.

    Thank you for all that you do and for all that you give.

    1. Sigrid

      Thank you so much, Jo! It’s really heartwarming to get such an attentive and thoughtful response.

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