Shake it off.
People will hedge their bets when giving praise. Word-loving writers may bristle at the “L” word.
“Nice little blog.”
As in, “little effort?”
I think “little” is just one step short of “cute.” The unknowing speaker may have no idea how prickly their words might seem. You feel the ambivalence in the qualifying adjective.
Like it. Or not. Don’t build walls between you and the work you might praise.