[su_dropcap style=”flat”]W[/su_dropcap]HY IS IT whenever I read a post, the majority of the time, I see the following response, nice article. Really, what made it nice and what does that even mean. When I was a kid growing up, my friends, who were quite sarcastic would say, “Nice Face,” guess what, that was code for….. well, you figure it out. I’m not suggesting that this is what people are thinking, but it does beg the question, what do you mean?
Why are we so complacent with being nice, do we feel that this makes the writer happier, look at me, I write nice articles. I read a lot of posts on Linkedin, it’s a way for me to take a quick mental break from whatever I’m working on at the moment. My frustration is reading posts and comments that aren’t based on data or science, but, anecdotal information.
Are you doing anyone a favor by telling them their article is nice, at the very least, if you feel that way, try to be more specific about what you felt was interesting, a thought, an approach, a result you experienced. Have we just become lazy and found that saying “nice” article is an easy way out. Once you’ve labeled an article nice, what motivation is there to peel back the onion to get a deeper understanding?
I’m suggesting that we shouldn’t be nice, absolutely not, however, it wouldn’t kill us to be more specific and maybe then, we could move toward more meaningful conversations.