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How Should We Respond to Negative Comments?

All of my blogging  years have consisted of dealing with negative comments. Whether it be YouTube or Facebook, someone always has something negative and irrelevant to say. Sometimes they didn’t like the content and other times they didn’t like the way I spoke.

Looking around, I notice that many other bloggers (or people even remotely public) deal with this on a much larger scale. But how are we to respond to it?

Fortunately, WordPress is a generally kind community that is full of loving people but what about the few that aren’t?

Should we ignore it or engage with in it? If we engage, how do we deal with it in a way that doesn’t start a brawl?

Although we don’t generally like to receive negatively on our blogs, sometimes we do and it’s up to us to us to calm the fire before it becomes wildfire, yielding results that can impact us negatively.

Although ignoring stupidity is sometimes necessary, other times it is pure ignorance and misunderstanding. In these cases, it may be better to bite the bullet and have a difficult but respectful conversation.

Is it possible? Sure.

Is it difficult? Absolutely. But sometimes these conversations are a necessary part of growth.

One persons harsh words can be the uncomfortable truth that needs to be addressed.

How will you respond to negative feedback? Let me know in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “How Should We Respond to Negative Comments?

  1. I find WordPress to be a supportive community, so I’ve not had any problems here. That being said, abuse should be ignored or blocked. Whereas negative comments should be answered without animosity, whilst being honest and genuine.

    Great post!

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  2. Hi,

    Fortunately I don´t get many negative comments, but what do I do when people are rude? Sometimes I ignore, but if they use offensive language I just delete the comments, but so far so good 🙂

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