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How to deal with negative feedback and criticism as an online creator


Jen Glantz

Internet Culture

Posted on May 26, 2023   Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 5:31 pm CDT

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An online creator’s goal is to grow their audience. As more people find out about your content, you’ll find that your engagement grows. Before you know it, comments and direct messages will flood your account. Not all of them will be positive. Learning to handle negative comments on social media is part of creating online.

Creators need to have a plan to handle negativity, unwarranted criticism, and online trolls. If you’re wondering where to start, here are tips to consider when dealing with feedback from your audience. 

How do you ignore people’s negative comments on social media?

As an online creator, you put time and energy into all the content you release to your audience. So when you see a negative comment, you might instantly get defensive. 

Instead of responding immediately to online criticism, take a step back from your device and log off social media. Taking a break can help you figure out what to do next so that you can be strategic.

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*First Published: May 26, 2023, 12:29 pm CDT
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