10 Ways To Deal With Internet Trolls

10 ways to deal with internet trolls

Nowadays you cant avoid hearing or reading about internet trolls, they are everywhere and they affect everyone. They are like your problematic friend that appears uninvited to your birthday party and in the end of the day if have no other option than deal with him. However the way you deal with it will seal the outcome, and there are many different ways to deal with problematic friends and internet trolls.

Before we go any further, let me define what a troll is:

A troll is a person who causes discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community

In a recent past have I have been having to deal with a few. As a blogger I have a fairly good amount of visibility and as soon as this post goes online I have no control on where it goes and who might be reading. And what we have to bear in mind is that behind an internet troll there is a person. A person that has a lot more freedom to say and to do whatever they want behind an avatar, a nickname and a computer screen.

I have to say that I have been lucky enough to have much attacks directly on my blog but when I explained my method to gain more followers on Twitter, I got some expected bad comments and after that I started to do some research on how to deal with bad comments, reviews and trolls.

I have decided to put together a list of the best ways to deal with negative feedback on the internet in order that you can come out of it on the best possible way.  Continue reading

How to improve your Networking in 10 easy steps

How to improve your networking in 10 Easy steps

When I landed on this world of Social Media and blogging I soon realized that in order to have any sort of success I needed to get noticed and build online relationships with other bloggers.

I was fortunate enough to start my journey through the hand of great teachers and colleagues at Aula CM that helped me to establish my self and get my work known and shared. But if you are starting alone, if you are looking for a job or if you need to get more noticed you need to start networking effectively and quickly.

It´s as simple as thinking that going through all of this by yourself is harder, like anything in life, alone and  you have less chances than with other´s help. So you need to find people that will more likley going to help you, but maybe before you need to help them.

In a previous post I went through 9 sites where you could publish your content and now I would like to explain some of my tricks for an effective online networking.

So why do you need to Network? Why do you need to get noticed? And why do you need to start today?

Networking is a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest

Establishing profitable relationships for both parts will be a win-win situation, this means that if you help someone you will be very likely helped as well. Above anything else, for this relationships to work, they need to be genuine, so whatever you do you need to be very personal and truthful. Continue reading