What followed were a bunch of suggestions, but there was one that stood out for me. Farnoosh Brock from Prolific Living posted the following:
When I read that I thought to myself – AHA, THAT'S IT!
A few weeks ago, I got an email from my partner Cassandre Beccai because she had started experiencing just that! She was slaving away creating awesome videos for her audience and within a few hours, she could tell that there were certain people hating on her by giving her videos a bunch of thumbs down.
What she wanted to know was How I would recommend dealing with those individuals.
This is something I've had to face and as you get YOUR blog out there, it doesn't matter how awesome it is, you WILL start receiving negative comments.
In this Episode, I share 10 Tips on How To Handle Trolls, Personal Attacks and Negative comments on your blog.
What are my top tips? Here's a quick summary:
- Tip 1: Acknowledge that YOUR blog is YOUR blog
- Tip 2: Make sure that what you are doing at your blog lines up with YOUR core values
- Tip 3: Keep track of ALL the positive comments you get
- Tip 4: Review those positive comments from time to time
- Tip 5: Celebrate the haters
- Tip 6: Decide on how you want to deal with those negative comments
- Tip 7: IF you decide respond to negative comments, respond with positivity
- Tip 8: Pay attention to trends
- Tip 9: Remember the positive comments and WHY you are doing what you are doing
- Tip 10: Plow straight ahead
Of course, in the episode I dig deep into each of these points, so make sure to have a listen
I also answer a Question that was called in by Elby Higginbotham about How to drive traffic to your blog regularly when there are so many things to take into consideration like ALL the different social media sites.
Have you ever had to deal with trolls, personal attacks or negative comments on your blog? If so, how do YOU deal with it? Let me know in the comments below.
Some people prefer to read along with the podcast episode. Others actually prefer to read than listen. If you are one of those people, not to worry. I’ve got a transcript right here for you 🙂
- 099 How I Get Over 50,000 Monthly Visitors To My Blog Using Free Traffic Sources – where I share some useful tips to help build your blog grow an audience and eventually have an impact online.
- New Case Study – From 0 to 1000 Daily views in 3 months! – where I shared an update on a case study with a good friend, Cassandre Beccai's website.
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