On this edition of “Social Media Corner,” it’s time to dive into the hate you will get into social media and how to deal with it because there’s a proper way to deal with it that doesn’t make you look like a douche and to feed the fire.
So in the world that we live in, we have a bunch of people who like to “troll” and just hate on shit because they can. They feel like it’s their job to say what they want because it’s the internet. Well, I’m going to help deal with them. You have to do it in the right way because if you don’t, then you will start a blood feud. Haters like that aren’t worth starting a blood feud. The only time you need to have a blood feud is if they will help and your engagement on social media. Pretty much, only start a blood feud if they have over 5,000 followers. So let’s say you get a comment like this:
Die bitch. You are the worst. My cat has better talent in its shit than you. Horrible. I hope you die in a freak accident while skipping.
I bet you are thinking about how you would respond to that and you would probably end up cussing them out. You don’t want to do that because it will start an unnecessary war. Engaging them like that only builds them up. Think of it like high school bullying. Not hardcore bullying that you should report. But people just trying to get under your skin. We are always told to not let them know it’s affecting you. If they see that it affects you, then they will continue. One way you want to address is by not addressing at all. Just ignore it and more on with your life if it something like that. Unless it’s like threatening you or someone, just ignore it. Don’t block the comment because if you block it then they will known it affected you. They will keep coming for you.
If you are like me, then you are a smart ass. While it’s safer just to ignore, us smart asses can’t do that. We have to get the last word in. You can do this with hates, but you don’t want to start a blood feud. So because I’m amazing. Here’s some smart ass response I would say back:
- Thank you for your support!
- If you aren’t making money off of your cat’s talented shit then you are missing out
- Good for you and your cat
- You know how to sweet talk
- You need to buy me dinner before you tell me to die
- That whole statement was a turn on
- I love when you tell me to go die/call me a bitch
- It’s a good thing I don’t skip
Now, my publicist states that I should mention that if you use any of these, I cannot promise it won’t start a blood feud. But at least you might win them over and turn a hater into a fan. Again, I can’t promise that either.
Pretty much, when it comes to haters on social media. You just got to ignore them. Ignore them in probably the safest thing that you can do. They are only doing it just to get a reaction. If you don’t give them a reaction, then it becomes no longer fun for them. Some though will be shocked if you give them a smartass comment back. Either one of these methods will work but the safer method is to just let it be. Also, just get a good laugh at it and enjoy the hate because that means your content is catching people’s attention.
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