Showing up online for your business is intimidating enough. But when you throw internet “trolls” into the mix, it can be downright terrifying. Whether they’re fellow dietitians, fad diet followers, or total randos, trolls can take a toll on your confidence. Once you learn how to handle them, though, their comments will roll right off your back.
In this episode, we talk all about the concept of trolls, one of the most annoying, discouraging things on the internet. We share our personal experiences with trolls, how we handle them, and how they’ve impacted the way we share content. We also share our advice for anyone who’s afraid to show up online.
What’s in this episode:
What “trolls” are and what makes them so damaging [1:34]
Understanding what trolls are after and what gives them power [3:46]
How to productively and respectfully address differing opinions [6:53]
Our problem with dietitians tearing down other dietitians online [9:10]
Why you can’t fully judge someone’s expertise based on what they share online [13:11]
The right way to interact with fellow dietitians online [20:32]
Our advice for anyone who’s afraid of showing up online [25:03]