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I recently received three comments from an individual accusing me of being an employee of Demand Studios. In addition to typographical, grammatical and factual errors, she accused me of a “blatant violation of an individual’s first ammenment rights” by deleting incendiary comments. It’s obvious that this reader is not a regular reader.

To such comments I choose to press the delete key and ban the IP address. The banning of the IP address isn’t so much because of what this person said (although it’s totally off base), it’s more for time management. Such comments take a few minutes to ‘walk off.’ Not wanting to waste time responding to such nonsense, I try to brush my shoulders off and continue on my merry way.

The Reason for This Post

Don’t allow ‘haters’ (to use my son’s vernacular) to cause you to veer from your chosen path. I could spend time composing an eloquent response pointing out the error of her ways but it’s just not worth it. I choose to use it as another learning experience.

Kick the haters to the curb and keep moving on.

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Deanna August 3, 2009, 12:35 pm

    I say “Good for you!” For the life of me, I’ll never understand why people have to vent their anger all over the place. If they don’t like what you are saying, don’t read your blog. It is as easy as that. People can give opinions without being combative. I guess some people have nothing better to do than start trouble. Again, good for you for deleting the comments and moving forward.
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..Article on Plagiarism Checkers for Your Articles =-.

  • Lissie August 4, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Wow Freelance writing is controversial? It gets real old, real fast – some people just want to whinge about everything rather than take responsibility for their actions. I’ve deleted comments on my blog which must have taken 20 minutes to write, they could have done something useful it that time *shrug*. Please don’t delete me I have made a grammatical error in this comment 🙂
    .-= Lissie´s last blog ..How To Make Over $2000 Online =-.

  • Alina Bradford August 5, 2009, 1:21 am

    I get these types of comments on a regular basis on my Suite 101 articles stating that I am unqualified or something as simple as, “This ****ing article sucks!” I simply delete it and move on. No need to feed the trolls with arguments. 🙂 Good for you!

    • Felicia August 5, 2009, 7:39 am

      Alina, that’s one of the reasons why I never enabled comments on my Suite 101 articles.

      Folks who are truly interested or have something meaningful to say about my Suite articles email me directly. If they are looking for more information or wish to (on occasion) thank me for the article, they do so privately.

      The good thing about receiving the emails is that it’s food for additional articles. Or, if its a common question, I get to answer it publicly on the Suite blog (although I rarely post to the blog).

  • Wendy August 5, 2009, 11:08 am

    WOOO HOOO Felicia! Thank you!!! I hope you don’t mind, but I am reiterating your advice to my Mom daily…I know you are spread rather thin right now, but you could have such a calling as a motivational speaker : )

    I had a weekly column once, writing on the issues of the little village I lived in. My mom, when I got the column, just said: oh, honey that is so nice. Now just make sure not to write things that will upset people.
    My editor would give me $10 for every angry letter to the editor…stirring things up does generate readers (as we know)

    I think, though, that “kicking (the angry people) to the curb” “walking it off” and moving on is the best advice. Good job.

    And I will turn off the comments thingy on my Suite101 articles : )
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Another day, another… =-.

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