After sharing my first post I’ve gotten some really great feedback from friends and family. I’d like to thank those of you that have been so supportive. It’s no secret that I’m shy and aren’t exceptionally comfortable with putting myself out there. This was a big step and I knew it would open up a can of worms to cyberbullying. Typically I’d just ignore it, but said user commented again after I didn’t respond and trash talked my boyfriend. While he’s more than capable of defending himself, he doesn’t blog and has no interest in the blogger sphere. As stated in a previous post, I will always stand up for the people I love. I’d hate to be a hypocrite like “LiarLiar14” said. And yes this is ironic since I’m now using them as an example. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to show how to apply one of those lessons.
First off, everything on the internet is permanent. Say you tweet something rude and then delete it, someone probably has a screenshot of it still. Secondly to comfort my mom (she hates the web), sites like WordPress have come remarkable ways to help you protect yourself from anonymous predators. For instance, I can control whether or not my post are private. I can also control who comments. Continue reading