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How To Deal With Negative Comments On Your Blog?

That would be how I think you’d react after reading the comment below left by a troll:

 

This ‘Jason’ person will be charged under the Sedition Act in Chapter 290 of the Statutes of Singapore for attempting to ‘promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Singapore’, had he made direct insults at us.

Unfortunately (and fortunately), he did not speak of Singaporeans, nor are there laws strict enough on the Internet.

I wanted so much to reply him, but that would mean I’d to ‘Approve’ his comment, and that would be an invitation for a torrent of rage from all directions. On top of that, his impoverished soul would be feeding on all the ensuing comments, and I didn’t want to let the devil win.

On another note, I found his comment utterly hilarious, and it truly showed how shallow of a human being he is.

And so I went:

As you would have read from the previous post on Why People Leave Negative Blog Comments On Blogs, there are many reasons why people would make the effort to put down a name, email address – regardless of legitimacy – and write things just to tell you how sad and pathetic they really are.

Dealing with negative blog comments requires more than just the ability to click ‘Delete’ – it requires some skills and mental strength. We are not all saints or zen-trained mediators.

Here are some useful tips on how to deal with negative blog comments:

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Why Do People Leave Negative Blog Comments On Blogs?

Because they come in a package. The more and longer you blog, the more comments you get. Comments come in the form of encouragement, appreciation, praise, information, but they can also be in the nature of spam, non-constructive criticism, and absolute nonsense.

A couple of weeks ago, I received my first negative comment and surprising myself, a chuckle escaped from my mouth.

That chuckle momentarily made me think I was able to take it in my stride and let it slide, but after a few minutes of re-reading the comment, I felt a surge of hot madness boiling in my chest.

That comment was in response to these pictures from the 5th day of Christmas Eye Makeup Tutorials.

Clown? What clown?!? I don’t have a big red nose, lipstick-enlarged mouth, white pasty face, or stars for eyes.

Poor gina has never seen clowns in her/his/its life.

After recovering from my shock and disbelief that someone would make the effort to leave the name, email address and care to think of mean things to say in an attempt to make me feel bad-whatever, I decided that I should not let this low-class parasite of a person named gina ruin my confidence about my makeup skills and the way I look.

Who the f*** is gina anyway?

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