Has it happened to you? You bare your soul in a blog post, put it all on the line and share something close to your heart… Only to check your comments a little later and discover that the Trolls have come out to play! Here’s some Sh*t you should know about blogging: Don’t Feed The Trolls!
Ok so now some of you are wondering what a Troll is… The Urban Dictionary defines Trolls as “Someone who goes about forums or other websites in an attempt to purposely upset people and cause arguments. There is no reasoning with them and any attempt to belittle or mock them is just pointless and makes you look stupid in the process.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
So… this Troll says something mean, hurtful, and belittling… what are you going to do?
Will you burst into tears? Write an angry response? Take a screen shot and tweet/instagram it? Email all your blogging buddies and have them freak out with you? Call your mom?
Here’s a thought…
Don’t feed the trolls!!! What does it mean, “don’t feed the trolls”? Well it basically means Ignore it!
It might seem impossible! You want to rant and rave and scream and cry and try to defend your point of view, but why give the Troll more material to work with? Nothing you can say or do is going to change their response. Haters gonna Hate!
Don’t even try to be nice to the Troll! Seriously whats the point! You’re pissed off, they’re mean and stupid and no good is going to come of any response you try to write. So here’s what you do…
Delete the comment if you want, share privately with your friends if you must, but please…