I’m not much of a Taylor Swift fan, but the girl was right when she said you’ve just gotta shake it off! After blogging for over a year now I’ve finally had my first negative comment on one of social media pages. Finally! I’ve been waiting for it, because I know how often it happens, and now I can join the club.
It comes with the territory of putting a large portion of your life online. I know people aren’t going to like every little thing you post. I’m the same. I only follow accounts that interest me, or I enjoy catching up on (and my friends of course), and when you share your thoughts with an online community you’re putting yourself out there for people to comment/dislike what you do. People just have to remember there is a person behind my blog and Instagram, and I’m only human too, so things will upset me, even if it was something minuscule. This blog is my baby, and a large portion of my life (in a sense) so I will take things personally because I do put a lot of time and effort into it all.
Now onto the nasty comment. I love a good inspirational quote. I like a little bit of a pick me up and words are something than can do that for me, but on one of my latest Instagram quote posts a follower was a little unimpressed…
“I am so sick of all your inspo quotes and green juices pictures.”
Unfollow me then?
I replied and told her she could just delete me, and her reply was “I already have, thank the lord”.
Um…Okay. I’m sorry I was that burdening on your Instagram feed. I personally thought my selfies would be more irritating than the odd juice picture or quote, but whatever floats your boat. I like to think the follower probably needed a bit of inspiration in her life but didn’t want it pushed in her face. But that is just me, haha.
Don’t get me wrong I was a little taken aback and I’m happy it wasn’t a nastier comment, but is it necessary to be bitchy online? Especially when we all know how things can be taken differently on the internet, and the impact online trolling can have on people.
Everyone is different. Some people don’t like inspo quotes and green juice, but why bother commenting? Just click the unfollow button and everything will be okay. Your feed will be free! I’m not a huge fan of skinny mini bikini clad models or cars but I don’t crack it if I see a picture like that on someone’s Instagram – I either scroll past or unfollow. I’ve read a lot of posts by other bloggers about dealing with “haters” and some bloggers comment back, others just remove. I went with the latter and removed the girl from seeing my feed. Makes life easier for the both of us. She no longer has to see my “inspirational words” and juice detoxing, and I no longer have to worry about irritating her. LOL.
I don’t want to piss people off, so if you’re not digging my feed, then delete me. It’s not a big deal. I get it. We are not clones of each other, we don’t all like the exact same things, so it’s okay to click unfollow. And to those who like my stuff and comment in a positive way, thank you. You really do make my day.
How do you deal with haters, on or offline?