Friday, April 21, 2017

Craft Bullies - How to Handle the Haters




How do you deal with bullies in the crafting industry?  It is something that is becoming more and more prevalent on social media.  It is something that can hurt your feelings, cause you anxiety, make you angry and kill your creative mojo.  Today, we are addressing those bully tactics, identifying ways to handle them and I will share how a little Jack Bauer, Mitch Rapp, Jack Reacher and The Rock singing Shake If Off, helps me cope.



SHOW NOTES

Identify when to:
Delete
Ignore
Respond

Be honest, be real, be authentic, but don't be nasty.

And...Shake It Off!  You're welcome!




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11 comments:

  1. I've read where others are having this problem,but never experienced it myself. Don't you just wonder why their mothers didn't teach them some manners. Just LET IT GO!

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    1. Maybe we should put together a big play list of songs LOL

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  2. Good information - thanks! And I'll always have bail money for you- or at least come visit - with a cake - and a file

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  3. Good info to hear!! Luckily in my short time blogging I haven't had a nasty-gram yet. But when I do I'll be back for a refresher and maybe I'll pick up another Jack Reacher book at the library!!!

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    1. LOL Yes! Grab another Reacher book for sure!!

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  4. It always disgusts me when I read the haters posts! I just don't understand why people feel that they can act so mean as they hide behind a screen name. It makes you wonder if they would say the same things to your face or if they are just an unhappy person who doesn't want anyone to have a happy life.
    When I see their comments I just want to go postal on them but figure that I would rather kill them with kindness because I don't want to be like them. Nobody's life is bad enough to go after others just to make themselves feel better about themselves.
    Love your podcasts and posts! ❤️

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    1. Barbara, spoken with grace, class and epic amazingness!!!!! Thank you so much!! HUGS!

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  5. great info and recommendations Miss Suzy. learning to step past the challenge is key to maintaining our self-esteem, and self-preservation. words are everything, and you hit on many of my own beliefs and practices. those type of people exist, and i remind myself there still is more good than "evil" out there. hugs.

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  6. What a great topic to cover! I remember the first time I was left a rude message on social media, I honestly felt distraught. I shut down and didn't post anything for days. Fortunately I now have some great contacts through social media - we sound each other out quickly before deciding how/if to respond to rude comments. I love the idea of typing what you would really like to say then deleting it!! Thanks for sharing xx

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