Blogging, Social Media & Technology

Negative comments should never feel like abuse

I thought twice about writing this post as I feared putting new bloggers off of entering the wonderful world that blogging can open up. But then that old adage about good men sitting on their arses and not speaking up kept reverberating around my brain.

As bloggers and writers we are often told that if we are going to put ourselves out there we should expect good and bad commentary. Seems fair enough to me.

But here’s the thing.

It is this blanket acceptance of ‘negative comments’ that have allowed some blog bullies to reign unchallenged. And while I can only go on what I know for sure, and not betraying confidences, I am also pretty certain that there are many more bloggers out there suffering in silence.

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