There's a reason why trolls are so popular on the internet - they love to spread havoc and cause chaos. They love to cause drama and bring down the morale of others. In this article Haters gonna hate, we're going to discuss the art of trolling in detail and show you how to use it to your advantage. We'll teach you how to pick the right targets, how to create engaging content, and how to drive traffic to your website. So if you want to be a master troll, read on!
Haters Gonna Hate
I received my first harsh dose of internet reality on Friday, on my birthday no less (thanks, internet). A website that will not be named (in an effort to not fuel the fire) wrote a post featuring my nursery. I had no idea they posted this and only found the link from checking my blog stats and noticing that I was getting quite a few hits from website-that-will-not-be-named. The post itself actually had pretty positive things to say about my nursery, but the comments are where it gets nasty. Last time I checked there were 80+ negative comments of people basically attacking my nursery. I get that it may not be your style which is fine, everyone has different tastes, but when people start questioning the safety of my child and my child's ability to learn and have fun THAT stings. In the end, I resisted the urge to defend every single ridiculous comment and just laughed it off. Alice, Mike and I love the room and that's what matters. Haters gonna hate. I turned my computer off and promised not to read it again.
On the positive side, this experience made me thankful for the good people out there in internetland. It made me appreciate you, my sweet reader. My real friends and family and the amazing, kind, respectful like-minded people I've met through this blog. Thanks for being so sweet and supportive, I really appreciate all of you.
I really debated posting this, I didn't want my intentions to be misread. I'm not looking for reassurance here that you all like my nursery, I just wanted to put it out there for my blogger friends. I wanted to open up the discussion and get your input. Have you ever had something like this happen to you? How did you handle it?
What's the blog etiquette here? Do you need to ask permission before posting someone's work/photos? (for the record, my photos were credited back to me, which I totally appreciate). It just sucks that I didn't ASK for these people's opinions and boy did I get them. I guess that is the nature of the internet you are putting yourself out there, posting for all to see and you can't control what happens with your content.
What do you think?
There are so many reasons why people like to troll others, from being bored to pure enjoyment. But when you’re the one getting trolled, don’t take it personally. Instead, be sure that your brand is on point and confident enough not to get affected by trolls’ negative feedback!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are trolls and haters?
They deliberately (and again) publish nasty, unpleasant, and abusive messages online in an effort to elicit a response from someone. Once they know how their target will respond, they may step up the pressure and begin tormenting them (abusive tweets, emails, SMS, the works). Their main concern is how their target responds.
What is trolling someone?
Internet trolling is described as hostile online behaviour that involves purposeful and violent provocation of others in scientific literature. Through offensive messages and posts, "trolls" aim to incite others' ire, annoyance, and violence.
How does trolling affect our society?
Negative online comments can make people feel a variety of emotions, including overwhelmed, vulnerable, powerless, exposed, and even embarrassed. Other negative effects of trolling include feelings of anger, apathy in life, and dissatisfaction with oneself.
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