So I’ve been writing for this little blog for a year and a half now (probably closer to 2 years if truth must be known), and in the beginning I had no comments. Ever. None, zilch, nada, zip. For more than a year. Then, maybe about 4-5 months ago, I started really working hard at this ol’ internet blogging thing – i.e., trying to network, joining groups, commenting on other people’s blogs…and as a happy result, finally receive feedback and comments from my readers (not a whole ton, mind you, but 1 or 2 per post). I love hearing what other people have to say, and responding on their blogs, finding new interesting bloggers…what a world out there.
But the major drawback of the internet is that it’s anonymous – you can spread nastiness quite easily, and do it without fear of repercussion. Take my first nasty comment (above) on my post about how to DIY your own Katherine Hamnett tee using handcut thermoflex vinyl lettering. If the commenter had specifically said what they didn’t like, I’d be able to respond in kind, or at least be like, okay, that’s their opinion, perfectly legit, fine, whatever.
What’s hideous? Are you an SATC/SJP-hater? Are you saying my final product pales in comparison to the original? That I look hideous in the photo? (I’m probably with you on that. I’m no model.)
But wow. 2:45 AM may not be time for Anonymous’ close-up.
My first negative comment! I’m finally somebody!!
I’m not looking to encourage nastiness or negativity, and I don’t want (m)any crudeness on my blog.
How do I deal?
Bwahahahaha it’s my blog, I’ll DIY if I wanna.
I just started my blog as well. I haven't received any nasty comments yet, but I know a troll will find my blog eventually. I think your outfit is really cute and creative!
I've been networking as much as possible as well, I never knew blogging was this involved, but I love it!
haha good for you!!
And who cares what those anonymous people think, they obviously have nothing better to do!!
lol! these annoying losers only find some satisfaction by leaving comments when they hide their sorry asses with an Anonymous cover.
i pity them! very very much.
you rock girl, nevermind these idiots.
Congratulations! You've arrived! LOL. I kind of felt like a legit blogger when I got my first nasty pointless comment. 🙂 Good for you that you deleted it. Don't look back!
I'll never understand why they always do it anonymously. Wusses.
Sorry to hear about that bad comment… But, never mind, that post is great!
DELETE and move on. They're just assholes! I have been bad about commenting but I love your blog. You have some great ideas. Keep on keepin' on!
Thanks for all the kind words y'all! I'm not that thick-skinned (it's something I'm working on), so I knew once I put myself out there I'd receive criticism. But that's a good thing, I guess! (Especially compared to the amount that the super-high traffic blogs get…)
Thanks for the props and support!
Negative commenting will come with the positive, it´s something that cannot be avoided in bloggin. But one cannot possibly please everyone…
But commenting something negative (in a non-constructive way) anonymously is just stupid and cowardly.
I think your creations rock!
Oh God I just had to comment here! When I get negative comments (and why are they so over-the-top negative with hateful language, they are so blunt) I leave them! It's all a part of this great big blog world.
I thought of deleting them at first but then I realized, they're anonymous… who cares? If they don't have the skill set to leave their name, as you say, whatevs.
And yes, your first “flamer”… you have arrived. Wear it well, like you wear your outfits.