Should I Leave a Comment on Content that Has Angered Me? Yes, You Should
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Leaving a comment on a post or article is difficult for some. How about a subject matter or point of view that you don’t agree with or that angered or upset you? Should you leave a comment for the writer? Many commenters struggle with this question and the answer is yes.
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech is an important and one of the fundamentals of American society. Anyone has the freedom to say what they would like to within the limits of our law. However, if you do decide to write content that some individuals could possibly find offensive or out of pocket, be prepared for some feedback from members of the online community. As a reader that would like to leave a comment on content that has ruffled your feathers, do so with professionalism.
What type of comments to expect
Leaving comments is something that should be expected when posts or articles are discovered on the internet and read. For those articles or posts that are narrow minded or promote a point of view that members of the community may not agree with, expect to receive comments that may not agree with your point of view . In the same vein, you can expect to find subject matter that you may not agree with that you want to comment on.
Slow down and cool off before replying
Your first thought is to write a scathing comment and you begin formatted your retort before you can finish reading. Remember; don’t write a comment in anger. Step away from the computer for a moment and take a deep breath before your fingers fly across those keys to leave a comment.
Keep it rated G
Always keep in mind that you should never leave profanity in any comment left on the internet. The internet keeps information forever. Don’t have your name or reputation tied to something you would be embarrassed to read about later or that anyone that happens to Google your name or byline would find associated with profanity. You may have a client hire you for an employment opportunity and checking for references or examples of your writing on the web and Google your name or byline and find this information. It could end up costing you money and clients. The internet is a place where things are kept forever or what seems close to it. Be careful to say something that you won’t regret later on.
Use different words to say the same thing
You can use a lot of different words to say the same thing. Therefore, even if profanity may be the language you think is appropriate, find another way to say the same thing that leaves those unnecessary words out.
Leave a comment that posts a different assessment, point of view or perception of the situation. Provide examples or facts if necessary to get your point across. The person that wrote the article or post may sound intelligent and may believe they are, but so are you. Show them how wrong they are or how right you are by leaving an insightful knowledgeable comment.
Instead of a comment, write an article or post in reply
If anger has gotten the better of you and you don’t think that you can write an insightful intelligent comment for the content, write a post or article to refute what they have stated or from an outlook that is the opposite of the drivel they have spilled in your opinion. You are an bright and thoughtful writer. Many times what you would like to say won’t fit in a space as small as a sentence or two anyway.
You can leave a comment on content that angers you. Simply do it in a constructive and meaningful way. There are more than a few ways to accomplish this.
Step back and count to 10 before responding to content that has angered you
Be careful what you say and how you say it.
Be careful what you say and how you say it when angry. Remember, its on the internet under your name and byline. Clients and other prospective employers Google your name and find some pretty raunchy language and choose not to hire you. Do no let one angry comment cost you a freelance writing career.
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