there are some negative nancys out there!

Well, if you didn't hear (which I'm sure you did because I was really excited and tweeted about it a million times), three of my posts are now on Thought Catalog. This was a big deal for me. I'd never really submitted my work anywhere, and it was pretty cool seeing my name and my words on their site! But of course, a lot of people read Thought Catalog, and I knew what that meant- some nasty comments.

With my blog, I've never really had any mean comments. I've had like one mean remark, but that's it. I completely understand that it comes with the territory- we put ourselves out there, and so of course we're going to be criticized. Thankfully, the comments so far on the articles haven't been too bad, but it is my first experience with negativity on the internet. None of it has bothered me, I just think it's kind of funny. So I thought I would share them with you today.

The first article they published was The 6 Stereotypes You Meet in College. I figured this one would get the most negativity, because I know that some people could get offended by it. But honestly, when I wrote it for the blog, I just meant it for fun. I was just highlighting the stereotypes of groups on campus, and I really didn't mean to offend anyone. But here were the first three comments I got on it:
LOL. I don't think I'm better than anyone, and I hope the article didn't make it seem that way. Plus, I never said which group I consider myself. For all these people know, I could be in a sorority, or I could be an athlete, right?

The second one that got published was Six Things You Missed from the 90s. The thing about this one is that when I submitted it, I didn't really mention the "90's." Thought Catalog changed the title. I just submitted a post about things I missed from my childhood, but I got a lot of comments about the 90's aspect of the post.
I'm sorry I didn't know what year the Sims came out, Erip. And Jordan, I was born in the 90's so that's why I mentioned it. I spent my childhood growing up in the 90's/2000's so that's why people my age call themselves "90's kids." Thats when we were born.

The last post was The Five Bright Sides to a Long Distance Relationship which has actually been shared/liked a lot since it was published, which is pretty exciting! And by a lot, I mean like over 100 times, which isn't actually a lot, but for me it is! This one had the funniest comments. Some were actually really sweet, but then there were ones like this:
The one on the bottom cracks me up. Uh, bitter much? Obviously someone had a bad experience with a long distance relationship! Ha.

Anyway, as the comments (and creepy emails- that's another story) keep rolling in, I'm trying not to let it get to me! I just laugh it off, and I'm enjoying seeing my articles out there! Happy Monday!

Have you had experiences with negative comments? How do you handle it?

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  1. hahaha. people always want to hate. Go over to the daily tay - her target post went up and she got all sorts of hate and made a video about it!

  2. Hahaha that last one! Well I think you have the right attitude because you have to just be able to laugh off those comments (which I would probably never be able to do!) That is so cool you got published though! And 100 shares is a lot! :)

  3. Bahahahaha! Seriously? Good. LAWD! I don't even have anything to say to this because it's just so ridiculous. But I do thank them for the entertainment! hahaah :P

  4. people are just jerks. Some bored with their own lives who have nothing better to do than be negative.

  5. People can be so ignorant. Seriously they take the internet or blogs too seriously, don't let the negative nancy's offend you. It's kind of pathetic how they are so bored or sad with themselves and like to criticize others.

  6. Totes got your back in the comments of that article. People take this stuff way too seriously. Geez.

    1. Didn't say which article LOL I was referring to the stereotypes one

  7. Oh my goodnes! There are some very bitter people out there! Haven't they ever heard if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all? It's awesome that you have put yourself out there and published work on thought catalog!

  8. Ugh there are always going to be negative influences in your life, especially when you're doing something well enough that people will envy you. Just don't ever let them bother you or even let them waste your time. They're just trying to bring you down to their level. "Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep."

  9. Wtf. People are crazy haha. Whatever happened to "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all?" I'm all for constructive and polite disagreement, but damn! haha

  10. Psshh haters gonna hate How did you get published by the way?!

  11. seriously though.. people are dumb!! Reading too much into one post without reading all of them. I love your blog and so glad that you are published.

  12. I shared a super ridiculous comment I received here, http://brasshoney.blogspot.com/2014/02/oops-i-did-it-again.html. People are crazy. Enjoy the positive comments and the likes and laugh off the rest :). Congratulations on being published!

  13. I'd love to have them witness my MARRIAGE! That occurred after FIVE YEARS of long distance...and only spending a total of broken SIX WEEKS A YEAR together. No cheating. We're still madly in love. Strangers think we're newly weds that just returned from a honeymoon. Friends envy our relationship (single and committed). Fuck the haters. Statistically, sure, it's rare. But it's far from impossible. People like to use the "we need human touch" as their excuse for being a shitty human being that can't remain faithful. Ass hats.