You click into your comments and find two, three, no-five people arguing in the comment section of a blog post you wrote a while ago. The same five people are arguing in multiple places on your post – they found each other’s original comments and attacked.
Ugh. Not surprising, right?
I never responded to them and hoped they’d let it go, but nope, they wouldn’t stop arguing amongst themselves.
What do you do?
When this happens, do you ignore them, delete their comments, or ask them to shut up?
I deleted ALL the comments by the people arguing. Why? Because they were bloody arguing and it was driving me insane! They didn’t want anyone to win, they just wanted to argue because they each thought they were right and wanted to shove their opinion down the other person’s throat. And they were using my blog to do it.
Every time I clicked into my notifications, they were arguing again. I understand that people are going to argue, after all, everyone has their own opinion. But holy crap this post was written in September of last year and they were still going on about it yesterday!
And a certain commenter (one of the one’s arguing) kept asking me a question that was clearly asked to provoke an argument. I never responded.
I’m going to let you in on a secret:
I DO NOT BLOG ON RELIGION OR POLITICS FOR A REASON!
So when I wrote up this blog post, “Triquetra Symbolism”, I knew there’d be some arguing here and there but I didn’t think it’d go on this long or turn this nasty. Boy was I wrong.
This is my blog. I don’t want to look at people yelling, belittling, and acting childish in the comments section. If you do, I will delete your comments. Arguing for argument’s sake is not okay with me. Trying to shove your opinions down someone else’s throat is not okay. Telling someone else that their religious or lack of religious beliefs are incorrect is not okay with me.
Everyone is their own person. Everyone has their own opinion.
So do not insult them because they have a different opinion than you. And do not ask me to argue or converse about religion or politics. I don’t care how good or intriguing your question or outlook or point is. I won’t do it.
I’m not here to get into political or religious debates. That’s why I’ve kept specifics of both of those out of my blog.
I’m here to share what inspires me, what creates and evokes raw emotion within me. I’m here to share and to see what you feel, believe, think, wish, dream, can’t stand, want to change, etc. I’m here to connect. Not have a smack down on aisle religion.
Can’t we all just get along?
How do you respond when people are arguing on your blog’s comments? Are there things you don’t blog about on purpose because you know it would turn into a verbal blood bath?
*Do you have any advice for handling negative, never ending arguments?