Wednesday, March 7, 2012
For My Friend Ryan
My blogging buddy, Ryan, over at "Ryan's Life" has been dealing with trolls and haters recently. He's not new to this, but sometimes it gets to him. I know how he feels and it kills me to see him have to go through this. I privately pointed him to a link where someone (a self-proclaimed female author, of all things..the shock!)had recently harassed and defamed me on her blog; just to show him that it's something we all have to deal with.
And it is part of life if you're going to put yourself "out there" and deal with the public, including the wing nuts. You're never going to be able to please everyone no matter how hard you try. And, there's no denying, some people are born wings nuts and they'll die wing nuts.
I'm hoping my friend Ryan decides to continue blogging for a long time. I know a lot of people would miss him if he decided to stop because of these haters.
I've always found the best approach is total dismissal. Turn your head, look the other way, and don't even acknowledge these haters exist. It's always better to show them, "You got it, babe," than to tell them.