”Social media is full of hate speech and negative comments”. So we hear this and read about this every other day. But there is more to it than we simply perceive it. Here are some tips to avoid and understand how to deal with this.
Your Perception of the comment and message
Acknowledge someone’s feelings, ignore the negative and attach a nice sentence to them. I got a hate comment on my post that I would be “aggressive”. It was just the way you read that. I responded with: “You could indeed read it that way, but it is not intended to be aggressive. Thank you for your comment, and have a nice day.” Not much to go on afterward.
Let it be / See if it can be ignored
Let it be. Don’t make it bigger. Someone who is only able to trash you and feed you with negativity is often someone who is jealous. Angry at your progress, your writing style, layout, and lack of inspiration. Jealousy is an ugly color but it exists and that’s about it.
Don’t always delete the comment
Don’t always remove the hate. Certainly, if someone else agrees, it is better to let the discussion go in a controlled manner. Give both parties the opportunity to defend themselves. Don’t let it get out of hand, of course, that doesn’t make anyone happy. But a counter-noise is a sound and may therefore also be heard.
May be Someone is not having their day
Don’t let it ruin your mood. I’ve said it before, Instagram is a makeable world and everyone is doing something. So don’t make it personal. Just assume that someone just isn’t having their day.
Block accounts if necessary
Block accounts that you don’t feel comfortable with. Do people like that? Then people just like it. You don’t have to accept everything. Nice return “goes a long way” but over a border, is over a border and then you can block.
Take the comments as positive feedback. A comment like: “You really are not wise that you are writing this?” Check your post and your text again. What was it in your text that made the other person react this way? Be open to feedback. Your openness, your bold statement, and think about it. Could it have come across that way to others? Inquire! Sometimes someone else can also be right, you can always grow.
Respond with the emoji
Only respond with a roller tongue party emoticon, I can’t really give you a better tip than this. It’s happy, well-meaning and you can do little to nothing wrong with it
What if the other person is going through an issue
Ask someone about his or her day. Start the conversation. Who knows, maybe this is someone who is very lonely, and they really have no idea that this is very unfriendly, painful or even downright rude. You don’t know, could you?
Ignore and let it go
Ignore it as long as it hasn’t been responded to by others. Always be aware of what is written under a post of yours. You are and will remain primarily responsible for those comments. Please remove hateful, inflammatory, or discriminatory content. The other person is of course responsible for posting it, but it is your post and your piece of the internet. And therefore also your responsibility to steer all that in the right direction and remove it.
Can You handle the reaction yourself?
If you want to react to it, think about what would make you calm and calm, how you would like it to be reacted. Sometimes it is a matter of wanting to be heard by the other person.
Be yourself and set boundaries
Anyway. Be yourself, set your limits. If you often suffer from hate comments, indicate in your biography that you will remove all hateful comments. A kind of house rule, then people know where they stand. It will never be personal to you. Just the frustration with someone else who had to get out anyway. So rise above it! Sounds easier said than done, but it works.