Since I have been blogging, I have come across a few “blogger bullying incidents”. These can range from other bloggers to readers that have never met you. Today I want to share some things that I try to remember when a blogger bully heads my way.
1- If they leave a mean comment about your post, try to ignore it. I wrote a post about vaccinating my child and I had someone leave horrible comments for me to read, about how terrible that decision is and how I should not vaccinate. I just remember that we are different people and what works for some does not work for others. Just mark the mean comments as trash or spam and move on.
2- Don’t let it eat you up. I tend to dwell on things. I just think about things over & over again. You just have to move on. The key is to remember that this is all VIRTUAL! The only people that truly matter are your family and God. Just keep them first and you will be fine! If you let this bother you, your family will be touched by it, too, so just let it go.
3- Ignore Negativity. Don’t let it get you down. Someone once told me (well, they left it as a comment), that being a stay at home mom is ‘lazy’ and that I am letting my husband carry too much burden by not working. I just have to ignore comments like that. I know what we are doing is working for our family. I have to rely on our decisions and not someone else’s opinions.
4- Rely on your group! Get a blogging group together with some other like-minded people. Start a group on Facebook and share what you are thinking with each other. When someone gets one of us down, we can share it with the rest of our group because they understand. They lift us right back up!
5- Remember that they do not need to read your blog if they don’t want to… so just don’t worry about it. 🙂 Pray about it and move on.
I hope that was helpful. Remember that you are writing your blog to help others, so if someone decides to make you feel bad about it, just ignore them and move on. Don’t let the negativity of others impact you. Just be kind and move forward (and know in your head that you are turning the other cheek. When negativity hits, remember to tell yourself:
or as I remind my children… “I can do all things through He who strengthens me”