Saturday, October 24, 2009

Trolls

Thanks go out to Stormy Peters and Jo Shields for tweeting a link to Seth Godin's blog post entitled: Trolls. Had they not tweeted it, I likely would have missed these marvelous words of wisdom:

Lots of things about work are hard. Dealing with trolls is one of them. Trolls are critics who gain perverse pleasure in relentlessly tearing you and your ideas down. Here's the thing(s):

  1. trolls will always be trolling
  2. critics rarely create
  3. they live in a tiny echo chamber, ignored by everyone except the trolled and the other trolls
  4. professionals (that's you) get paid to ignore them. It's part of your job.

"Can't please everyone," isn't just an aphorism, it's the secret of being remarkable.

Thanks, Seth. I needed to be reminded of this fact.

And yea, Team Mono is remarkable ;-)

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