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That got your attention, right? Sutton Creative Studios account has been banned from Huffington Post. Why? I dont have a clue. I was reading articles, leaving intelligent, insightful and complementary comments, and the next thing I know, BAM. Up on my screen pops a window that says, Your account has been banned from Huffington Post. (Read more)

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  • 1. sut t oncreat ivest udios.com http://suttoncreativestudios.com/banned-from-huffington-post/ Kimberly Sutton May 25, 2014 Banned from Huffington Post That got your attention, right? Sutton Creative Studios account has been banned from Huffington Post. Why? I dont have a clue. I was reading articles, leaving intelligent, insightf ul and complementary comments, and the next thing I know, BAM. Up on my screen pops a window that says, Your account has been banned f rom Huf f ington Post. While Im (mildly) irritated by the situation, especially considering I dont have a reason f or WHY our account was banned, I do f ind a little bit of humor in the situation. Why? Because there is no good reason f or it. I received no advance notification, no warning that I had violated a policy on the site, and I had, in fact, received thanks for my responses and comments. So whats this all about? I have my own theory, and f orgive me if it sounds conceited Think back to grade school when the smart kids received looks of disdain f rom their classmates when they answered questions correctly. As much as the cool kids didnt want others to know they DID care about knowing the answer, they couldnt stand it when the smart kids actually answered the question(s) correctly. I must disclose that I was neither one of the smart kids or one of the cool kids. I was happily average, blending in like a wallf lower with all the other averages. I didnt raise my hand in class because I didnt want the cool kids to tease me f or being smart kids. I knew the answer plenty of times, but I kept my hand down to prevent calling attention to myself . I avoided eye contact with the teachers because I wanted them to assume I didnt know the answer. Yup, I played dumb. But time has taught me well Being a wallflower doesnt send you to the top. If I know the answer or have something to add that will help the readers of an article in the long run, I will speak up. This is how I will show my expertise. So whats the problem with this in regards to being banned f rom Huf f ington Post? Somebodys f eelings got hurt Somebody who has a hard time accepting criticism. I NEVER insulted in my article comments. If I didnt agree I said so nicely. If I did agree, I complemented the

2. author on a job well done. And if I had something to add I did so, thoughtf ully and tactf ully. Perhaps I dont have as much of a problem accepting criticism because of my education. I graduated f rom The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with my Bachelor Degree in Interior Architecture. I had models slashed apart by prof essors, and even though I was already exhausted I had to endure several more all-night-ers to redo assignments f rom scratch. Af ter graduation my clients in Chicago, New York City, Greenwich and Ohio also gave harsh criticism. But as a prof essional you have to be open to it. Criticism is not failure. It provides a way to think outside of your box and expand your skills and knowledge. So, if my theory is correct, Im sorry, dear author, f or insulting you with my insight. It wasnt my intent. However reporting me f or adding value to your article is ridiculous. I didnt abuse. I didnt curse. I didnt troll. I added value to the piece you had already written And I invite YOU to come here and do the same. Banned f rom Huf f ington Post Bah ***** Kim Sutton is a f ounding partner of Sutton Creative Studios, an agency specializing in social media management, graphic design and virtual assistance. She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Interior Architecture. In her f ree-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with her husband, Dave (her business partner), and three children. She also enjoys reading, knitting and writing. You are invited to f ollow Sutton Creative Studios by f ollowing our blog, subscribing to our newsletter, or f ollowing/liking us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or Pinterest. In addition, please comment and/or contact us with any questions. Copyright Sutton Creative Studios - Built with Passion