In the creative community, and in pretty much every other community, every new project these days seems to have an online component. Whether you’re launching a new web shop or putting a new book out into the world, you’re going to need to announce, promote or communicate through the digital channels we all know and love, from Instagram and Pinterest to online magazines, newspapers and even podcasts.
One of the topics I used to discuss the most with people in the creative community was promotion, but these days it’s more about handling the responses that come from promotion. In an ideal world, those responses would be nothing but virtual high fives, cheers and pats on the back. But in the real world, they’re mixed. No matter who you are and where you live, if you have the courage to put something out there, people are going to disagree, and have an opinion about it.
And here’s the thing – your voice and your project deserve to be a part of the chorus of voices that exist online. Letting your voice be silenced by a few bad apples is a sad thing, and something that can and should be prevented. So for today’s show I’m tackling a topic that can be somewhat scary: How to handle negativity online. From finding compassion and empathy for negative commenters to my trusted system for dealing with negative comments, this show is for anyone who’s ever struggled with how to handle all the “haters” that live online. Whether you’re new to negativity online or a seasoned pro, there’s something in here for all of us. Thanks so much to everyone for listening and feel free to leave your requests for this season’s shows in the comment section below! xo, grace
*When it doubt, just shake it off like Taylor.