If you are not familiar with what ‘trolling’ is I will give you a short definition.
Trolling: Being an absolute low life by messaging people abusive and arsey comments via the internet
Why do people do it?
I am not entirely sure what people feel that they get out of trolling. I mean they make fake accounts (usually) so what kind of ground do they have. I personally think if you do not have the balls to say something from your ordinary account why even bother?
I truly never thought that I would have trolls or haters (I hate that word). Are they the same thing? I guess that is subjective right to each individual.
Unfortunately, I have received many messages regarding the boys (if you do not know- here is the link with more information) but I am also messaged in regards to myself.
In February I got married, and I went on honeymoon and braved wearing a swimming costume whereby you can see my stretch marks. I have not worn a normal swimming costume for a long time before this.
I have received messages telling me that I am fat. I have to take the photos down as they are offensive. People have told me to cover my stretch marks up and so on.
When I started my Instagram, I felt that I wanted to ‘out’ the trolls. Sometimes it was ordinary accounts which to be honest I rated. But sometimes they were not.
In hindsight, I feel as though I was giving them the attention they wanted. I am not sure what is the right way to deal with trolls is but my moto now is just to ignore, block and delete them.
It really is shame that people feel the need to be mean to other people and especially over the internet. People gain a sense of confidence and they also disconnect from realising that the people have emotions that are reading the nasty messages. I mean would they say the terrible things to my children’s faces? Would they tell them they are not full brothers? Would they have the audacity to tell me I have cheated on my husband to my face?
I HIGHLY DOUBT IT!
I used to be bothered about the messages and to be honest now, even the ones relating to my body have not bothered me whats so ever.
I know that Rebecca Lamb, a devoted Mother and YouTuber has been subjected to a lot of trolling. Lets see what she has to say about it.
Trolling… Where do I beginning?
I’ve been sharing my life online now for about 4 years and I wouldn’t change it for the world, I love it. I’ve made so many lovely friends and helped countless amounts of people which is one of the reasons I do it, to help others.
There’s so many positives about putting yourself out there for the world to see but what also comes with that are the negatives. Obviously, the positives do weigh out the negative but it’s still bloody tough.
Lately I’ve had quite a lot of negative comments left on my YouTube videos, Instagram posts, people sending me nasty messages. But you know what the funniest thing about it all is, they all usually have no profile picture, no posts, no followers & not following anyone else.
I’ve got to a point now where ‘delete and block’ is like second nature to me, I’ve done the whole comment back and get into an argument but you know what annoys them most is if you just ignore them. Be the bigger person (although you already are by not being a troll).
I HATE trolling, it’s vile but it shows more about the person that’s doing it than the person that’s receiving it.
People that want to waste their precious time because believe me it is precious, life is so short. They obviously lead very sad and lonely life’s and I just feel sorry for them.
The best way to deal with trolling is to delete and block and hope that one day they grow up, get bored and stop being so evil.
One quote I love is “be kind to unkind people”.
Keep smiling 🙂