Today’s question comes from Maria @ Night’s Dream of Books.
How do you handle negative comments left on your blog?
I’ve only recently started book blogging again, and my readership is pretty small, so I’ve been lucky enough not to have to deal with negative comments on my blog.
I did have someone on YouTube call me a nigger once, and I decided that rather than engage the troll, I would delete the comment. It definitely made me unhappy. And, as with any microaggression, I wondered what I’d done to provoke the person to leave said comment, like it was my fault.
I actually think I like having a fairly small readership/viewership. It means that I’m less likely to have to deal with such comments. I’ve been enjoying the engagement I’ve had with bloggers so far this year, and I am thankful for readers who leave thoughtful comments or comments that challenge my assumptions or ideologies.
How would you answer this question?