I was running short on ideas for this Podcast episode so I decided to post on Twitter, Google Plus and my Facebook Page to ask for suggestions.

What followed were a bunch of suggestions, but there was one that stood out for me. Farnoosh Brock from Prolific Living posted the following:


When I read that I thought to myself – AHA, THAT'S IT!

A few weeks ago, I got an email from my partner Cassandre Beccai because she had started experiencing just that! She was slaving away creating awesome videos for her audience and within a few hours, she could tell that there were certain people hating on her by giving her videos a bunch of thumbs down.

HowToDealWithTrollsWhat she wanted to know was How I would recommend dealing with those individuals.

This is something I've had to face and as you get YOUR blog out there, it doesn't matter how awesome it is, you WILL start receiving negative comments.

In this Episode, I share 10 Tips on How To Handle Trolls, Personal Attacks and Negative comments on your blog.

What are my top tips? Here's a quick summary:

  • Tip 1: Acknowledge that YOUR blog is YOUR blog
  • Tip 2: Make sure that what you are doing at your blog lines up with YOUR core values
  • Tip 3: Keep track of ALL the positive comments you get
  • Tip 4: Review those positive comments from time to time
  • Tip 5: Celebrate the haters
  • Tip 6: Decide on how you want to deal with those negative comments
  • Tip 7: IF you decide respond to negative comments, respond with positivity
  • Tip 8: Pay attention to trends
  • Tip 9: Remember the positive comments and WHY you are doing what you are doing
  • Tip 10: Plow straight ahead

Of course, in the episode I dig deep into each of these points, so make sure to have a listen

Listener Questions

I also answer a Question that was called in by Elby Higginbotham about How to drive traffic to your blog regularly when there are so many things to take into consideration like ALL the different social media sites.

Your Comments

Have you ever had to deal with trolls, personal attacks or negative comments on your blog? If so, how do YOU deal with it? Let me know in the comments below.


Some people prefer to read along with the podcast episode. Others actually prefer to read than listen. If you are one of those people, not to worry. I’ve got a transcript right here for you 🙂

Click here to download transcript.

Resources Mentioned

Become a Blogger's Social Sites:

About the Author Leslie Samuel

Leslie Samuel a business coach for high-performing entrepreneurs. As the host of the Leslie Samuel Show, he teaches how to build an online business. "Changing the world one post at a time” is the mission he strives towards. As a former university professor, he has a passion for education. He's the founder of Interactive Biology, a blog and YouTube channel dedicated to making biology fun for students and teachers. As the head of training for the Social Media Marketing Society, he helps social media marketers get the training they need to stay on the leading edge of social media.

Get In Touch