What is a Blog Troll?
According to one of my new favorite Bloggers, Meg Fowler:
"They're the ones making inflammatory and threatening comments, trying to create conflict where none is necessary. They're the ones who send vicious mail to mommy bloggers because they made some cosmic mistake like feeding their child a donut. They're the ones who take other peoples' pictures and writing and pass them off as their own. They're the ones who believe that debate is a bloodsport, whether it be political, social or anything in between. "
There will come a point in your blogging "life" where you will either:
- Read a Blog Troll's comments on a blog you are reading, or
- Read a Blog Troll's comments on YOUR blog, or
- Read a Blog Troll's post, or
- Feel like becoming a Blog Troll, because of a Blog Troll
If, er, I mean WHEN one of these things happens to you, you need to be prepared. One wrong move in the presence of a Blog Troll can mean the potential death of your blogging life. Blog Trolls are not limited to political and MySpace blogs. Unfortunately, there are even Blog Trolls in the Real Estate Blogosphere.
I hate addressing issues like these, but, let's face it; these issues NEED to be addressed. And the earlier you learn how to deal with these issues, the better.
Although I read mostly Real Estate related blogs, Technology related blogs and Blog related blogs, every once in awhile I stumble across amazing other blogs. Today was one such occasion.
Thank you Meg, for putting, so eloquently, into words what every blogger should know.