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?