Friday, 8 June 2012

Thank You Hater! : How to deal with trolls

Anybody who puts content "out there" whether its in the form of a blog, Youtube videos, or online articles will be familiar with trolls. 
I'm not talking about people disagreeing with your point of view. That's fine and dandy and after all part of the joy of having ideas and opinions is debating them with others. 
Thank goodness someone took the time to leave such insightful comments. How else would I know that I'm a cnut
No I'm talking about those people who love to leave offensive, nasty often down right bonkers observations in your comments box. 
Bizarrely the worst trolling I have ever encountered was when I provided a craft project for a broadsheet newspaper. My slightly tongue in cheek Marie Antoinette clock enraged huge sections of their Crafts section readership.I was by turns called "talentless" had my project described as "The craft equivalent of the ugly Christmas jumper" and perhaps my favourite in its directness told to "Just Die!!!!!"
Ive long since learnt never to read the comments  when occasionally my work is published nationally and I'm lucky as my blog tends to be read by people who if they can be arsed to leave a comment are usually lovely and encouraging rather than making me want to crawl into a ball and pull the duvet over my head.
So when I found this video on Youtube it made me howl and I had to share.

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And in the spirit of the video I would like to say thanks to the person who commented on one of my vlogs that I "had my head up my own arse and was thick"
Thanks for the feedback. Without truth warriors like you I could have been unwittingly wandering around, head up arse, not realising I was unintelligent. I would love to thank you personally but weirdly you left this gem anonymously.

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False Eyelash Giveaway
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