How do you deal with negative or critical comments you receive on your blog? Do you delete negative comments? Do you post negative comments? Or do you mark the negative comments as “spam”? With WordPress, choosing what to do with negative comments is all up to you. Don’t you just love being able to moderate them?
I just received my first negative comments (three, from the same person). If you blog, and leave your comments section open, this will be an issue you’ll have to deal with.
Can we learn from our negative comments? Sure we can. But, also remember, that’s only one person’s opinion. Or, in my case, one person’s opinion, three times over. It’s no different than in life. Ask ten people, and you’ll get ten different opinions.
Should you let the negative comments “bother you”. Absolutely not.
To me, getting negative comments means my blog is being read. It has driven traffic to my blog. And….it also opened the door for me to write about another issue us bloggers face.
Remember, your blog is your opinion. You’re sharing what you feel may be valuable with others. Your blog may seem elementary or useless to some, but to others, it may be just what they’re looking for.
In my opinion, If I can help just one person with what I write, I’ve met my goal.
So, keep blogging, and be thankful for the additional comments and traffic.