Fresh Ways to Handle Blog Criticism
Sometimes being famous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
When a blogger writes a negative comment about you, or goes on an outright tirade, it can be hard to bite your tongue and move on.
Sometimes, however, that’s the best course of action. Sometimes, you need to put on your boxing gloves and get ready to duke it out.
Why readers post negative comments
Excitement? Jealousy? A clever ploy for attention? A Jedi craves not these things, but many bloggers do.
Criticisms and personal attacks don’t have to be legitimate or even coherent. In fact, many “rants” that visitors will leave in your comments section are just that: rants. They are often emotionally driven and they don’t make much sense when you stop to think about what’s really being said.
Sometimes, of course, criticism is warranted and the points being raised are legitimate. In that case, you can let the critic become your best friend.
But people can post negative comments for all sorts of reasons. It doesn’t even have to be about you or your article. It could be that they’re just having a bad day and decided to take it out on you. – Fresh Ways to Handle Blog Criticism by Harry French