Comments comes with having any type of social media account. Whether you just have an Instagram account or a blog, there will come a time where someone will leave a negative, nasty comment. Although we all like to try to not let them affect us, they can be hard to deal with at times. Here are some of my tips for dealing with negative comments + feedback, and what you should always keep in mind!
If someone is leaving a negative, nasty comment chances are they just aren’t happy with their own life. There are people out there who just like to say nasty things because they themselves aren’t happy. That’s why you have to take everything with a grain of salt. This expression is always in my mind when going through comments or when someone says something to me, and it should be in yours too! One of my favorite expressions is ” the opinion of those who don’t know you don’t matter”, and that’s because it is so true! The only opinions that matter are the ones that you let matter. If you’re happy with content you are creating or posting, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Sometimes you just have to be your own biggest cheerleader.
If you find that reading comments is just a bit too much for you, have someone else read them first. Have a family member or friend read through your comments on your blog, Instagram, Youtube, or anywhere else, and have them delete any nasty ones. Now that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read ones where someone may be giving you some constructive feedback, but no one should have to read some of the things you see online.
Now I don’t know if any blog platforms let you filter certain words out of your comments, but I know on Instagram you can. Filter out the words that you’ve gotten before that you don’t want commented again. Be carefully though, because if you filter too many that could be used in other situations, you might not be getting any comments.
Constructive criticism is great, because it can often lead to use growing and discovering new things that we might not have thought about if someone hadn’t said them. That being said, some people are simply just a**es. Learn to know the difference between the two when reading comments, and you’ll be good!
If you read a comment that you just can’t seem to get out of your head, talk about it with someone! It can be either a family member or friend, or a fellow blogger! Have a chat about the comment and why it’s bothering you. Often other people can help us see how we are focusing on something a bit too much, and help us put it out of our minds. If you ever need this, feel free to message me on either Instagram or Twitter!
And those are my tips for dealing with negative comments + feedback! I hope you never have to deal with too many of these, but if you do I hope this tips will help.