I'm not going to dwell on this topic but I felt the need to bring it up.
I was on Cassie Mae's blog, Reading, Writing and Lovin' It, and read her recent post Blogger vs. Author.
She talks about a comment that someone left her (you can read the comment under the post I Inspire Someone??) that says, among other things, that she is too open and unprofessional to ever be taken seriously as an author.
You can tell, it hurt her feelings.
After reading her post I went back to read the comment and noticed it was anonymous. That smelled troll-y to me right there. There were also two other anonymous comments.
Personally I think they, although it may actually be only one entity, were spammers.
I left Cassie my own comment but then I also personally emailed her to let her know my opinion.
Professionals, that's what they were purporting to be, don't leave anonymous nasty comments on blog posts.
Too make a long story short, too late ... I believe they were purposely trying to start a fight with Cassie and/or with her followers. I think that's what they do. They crave controversy and try to get it by trolling and spamming wherever they can.
amount of support that Cassie received telling her not to change a
thing about herself or her blog was staggering and wonderful. You can tell how well liked she really is. Hopefully
the trolls will go away but will likely just move on to another blog.
My point? Well, my point is just this...don't engage.
If they find you and leave nasty comments on your blog, remember this, we have the power to completely ignore them. That is really the only and best defense. Deleting the comments or responding to them will only give them exactly what they want.
Just my two cents.
So, it's noon in NY and it just hit 90 degrees.
How's it in your neck of the woods?