Happy Monday reader-writers.
The following troll comment was actually only a small part of the impetus for me to write today's article: Freelance Writers and Negative Comments.
In fact, I recently achieved a long-term goal. I was able- finally- to build a blog that I've been daydreaming about for a long time: Eve's Tree of Knowledge. This is my personal blog- i.e. it's not connected to any client (like About.com) or my business, like my company' blog over at GardenWall Publications. Nope, Eve's Tree is all mine.
But, in establishing Eve's Tree, which does deal with some controversial cultural and political subjects, I knew that I'd want to have a really solid comment policy in place in order to best answer contrary opinions, and/or even- gasp!- trolls.
It's a good thing I put some thought into this, too. Because just a few days later, I got this juicy troll comment on a post here at About.com. (PS, the post was about a poet! Of all things! A poet!):
So glad you find Latino culture so interesting. Odd, considering you're not actually a Latino. You're simply married to one and play one online. Not to mention you stink as a writer.
But oh well, blondes have more fun and make more (undeserved) cash, I suppose.
To see my response, click over to: Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet.
And, to see how to deal with both contrary opinions, and trolls, check out: Freelance Writers, Arguments, and Comment Trolls.
Have a great Monday and Happy National Freelance Writers Appreciation Week!