Brad Shorr from Word Sell, Inc shares six reasons why business blogs should welcome negative comments.
All are really good reasons, but here’s one that I want to point out specially.
Bad comments are not just bad comments – they are opportunities for you to respond and build new relationships.
In today’s world, you can monitor and track whatever is said anywhere. And as such, I think that Brad’s point can be applied to anything that’s said about you, not just comments on your blog.
As long as people are talking about you, it can work in your favor. Even if it’s bad, it’s a chance for you to jump in and contribute to the conversation. It’s a chance for you to correct any mistakes – be it on the report’s end or on your end. It’s a chance for you to build new connections.
There’s no such thing as bad press, just opportunities to respond.
How do you respond to the negative things that are said about you?