Alt Chat Wednesday: Negativity

By: Eden Hensley; Photo by Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

Depending on what you write about at some point in your career you will receive a negative comment or two. 

"Internet comments sections are notorious hothouses of disagreement, but when the insults fly on articles about dining room color schemes, it's indicative of a much larger problem." - Annemarie Dooling, "The Ugly Side of Beautiful Rooms: Design in the Age of Internet Comments."

How you handle the negative comments will set the tone for the community you are trying to build and for future engagement, both negative and positive.

Join the Alt community tomorrow October 15, 2014 at 9AM PT/12 PM ET on Twitter as we define negative comments and discuss strategies for handling them. If you are new to Twitter chats, take a moment to review How to Participate in a Twitter Chat.

Useful Resources

If you are faced with negative comments, here are some helpful resources on dealing with them:


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.