said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Interesting question! I think it’s good to find a way to respond to the negative comments and sometimes you may have to sit and think on it a bit before responding. I had a post on SME on Monday and for the most part, the response was very favorable. But there were a couple of comments that weren’t and so I couldn’t just ignore them after responding to everyone else.
So here’s the exchange:
The commenter said:
How can this site give advice on writing a blog when their can’t even get it right? When creating a blog don’t get heavy on the graphics like this website. It becomes hard to read and you will lose a users interest. Be selective on what you present for it will make it hard for the user to direct their eye through the content. Minimalism is key. Also if you are making an article with a list of tips or reasons for whatever point that you are trying to prove, make sure that you keep it to roughly 3-6 points. You lose the users attention when you have a list of 26 points. Be clear and concise with the content that you post. Lastly make sure that you have something intelligent to talk about. No one wants to read about your dead cat or how or how you still live with your mom.
Hi, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions here. This is a rather long post and there are others of much shorter length on Social Media Examiner. Hope you’ll continue to look for posts that are of more interest to you. –Debbie
What was important to me was to acknowledge the person’s right to have an opinion and also to be polite and respectful. Hope that helps.