Ask a Blogger: Should I Delete Negative Comments?

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I was thinking about some of the comments my fellow bloggers receive on their blogs and Facebook pages.  Honestly, some of the comments I’ve read on other sites shock me!

What do you do if you get a negative comment on your blog or Facebook page?  Do you delete it?  Do you leave it?

Personally, I believe that everyone has the right to express their opinions.  I encourage readers to comment on posts and share their thoughts.  I’m okay with someone disagreeing with me or telling me I made an error or don’t like  product. However, I will delete a comment that uses inappropriate language or is disrespectful to me or another reader.

That said, I rarely delete comments on my site.   I’ve been fortunate that I haven’t needed to delete comments on more than a few occasions.  Bottom line – feel free to express your opinions, just use your “big girl words.”

I’m curious.  Do you delete negative comments?

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Comments

  1. says

    I just received my first negative comment last week-after a year of blogging. I kept it right where it was and didn’t delete it-I even wrote back with a nice response!

  2. Heather says

    I’m shocked at how rude people are online. It makes me wonder if they would say that same thing to the blogger face to face. It’s easier to be rude if you’re just typing it than if you actually are talking to the person.

  3. Venus says

    That’s what the delete button was invented for! I delete any negative comments & posts I get from anyone. We live in a world of negativity and need to do everything on our part that we can not to spread or encourage it. ♥

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