So today, let me share my thoughts how to respond to the negativity because I got negative comment on my blog. ^^
Social media…hmm yeaah it can bring out the best in people and the worst in people. No matter what business you are in, you are going to face times where peoples will leave a negative comment on your social media platforms. If there is one thing I want you to know, it is that you are not alone. This happens to everyone who puts themselves out there on social media. Truth be told, you don’t have to react to negative comments as though a crisis is taking place. Instead, you can choose to see negative comments as something you can build upon.
Negative feedback hurts. Yes, it’s easy to take personally and get offended. It’s easy to dismiss too. But negative feedback is a lot better than no feedback at all. And in many cases, negative feedback can be more valuable than positive feedback, which is often given because people want to be nice.
As a blogger, youtuber, facebooker, instagrammer, whatever….hehe .. you don’t need nice, you need honest and meaningful. So readers that tell you that you suck could be your most valuable ones ever. And just because they’re negative, doesn’t mean they won’t help you along the way, and ultimately read your posts.
When receiving negative (or positive) feedback, it’s important to understand the context. You need to understand the “why” behind feedback as much as possible. So don’t be scared to ask for more information from people that have just told you that you suck. Oftentimes they’re quite willing to speak their mind further.
Sure it’d be nice if those people loved your posts right away, but the above scenario is still a good one: you received honest (bad) feedback, you figured out what to do, you’ve determined it’s worth doing, and you still have a chance of making a better posts. Negative feedback is discouraging. But you have to remember that it’s part of the learning process. It doesn’t feel like that all the time, but if you’re digging into the feedback, understanding the context, and using the feedback to make decisions, it’s going to help steer you in the right direction.
Negative feedback is just part of the process. Try your best to avoid the crazy up and down roller coaster that comes with good and bad feedback. Focus on learning. Focus on extracting the value from feedback, and moving forward.
Share with me below, how do you handle negative comments on social media?