When Bloggers Get Angry

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You should not be surprised by the fact that bloggers get angry (They are human after all).

Some of us tend to do unthinkable things while others try their best to maintain their cool.

So, without further ado, it is time for us to look at the way in which bloggers behave when they are angry.

They Refuse To Write A Blog Post

There are a bunch of bloggers who will not put a blog post together whenever they are angry.

Why?

Because they are unable to focus their mind on blogging.

They would prefer to wait until their anger subsides before trying to write anything.

These people believe in the “Timeout method.”

The last thing that they would want to do is to publish something online that they would regret afterwards.

On a positive note, we will get to read a blog post from them when they have worked out whatever it was that angered them.

They Would Tell People The Reason Why They Are Angry Via A Blog Post

These people are quite the opposite of those people who would rather calm down before they create a blog post.

As a matter of fact, those people use WordPress as their medium to vent their anger.

Hey, we have all seen angry blog posts online.

It is a known fact, that some people are angered by:

  • The things that are taking place in the political arena.
  • Something that their spouse said to them.
  • The price that they have to pay for food and healthcare.
  • Their inability to pay their rent on time.
  • The way that they are treated by their boss and their colleagues.
  • Their car refusing to start when they are late for work.
  • Their computer refusing to boot up when they want to put a blog post together.

Okay, you get the point; people get angry for lots of reasons.

One thing that we all know for sure, is that they are going to let us know what it was that pissed them off via a blog post of theirs.

They Would Do Their Best To Brush Off Their Anger

In spite of being angry, there are a bunch of bloggers who will continue to present their viewing audience with a blog post (Instead of spewing anger, they radiate love).

You are not going to see an angry blog post from them; they would continue publishing blog posts that are:

  • Inspirational
  • Positive
  • Entertaining
  • Educational

I like to refer to those people as, “Walking Buddhas” for their ability to remain tranquil.

They Would Delete Their Blog

Yes, believe it or not, some people actually delete their blogs when they are angry.

People have deleted their blogs for the following reasons:

  • Someone was disrespectful to them via their blog’s comments section.
  • They believed that no one was interested in their blog and that the best approach was to wipe it out of existence via deletion.
  • Someone stole their work and the thief published it on another website.

Truthfully speaking, a blogger is entitled to delete their blog (But deleting a blog when you are angry is like taking things to a whole other level).

They Would Switch Blogging Platforms

Back in 2015, WordPress decided to show its support for the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on same-sex marriage (They did that by placing the Gay Pride Rainbow Banner at the top of the blogs of WordPress users).

Guess what happened?

Christain bloggers migrated to Blogger in droves.

Recently, some people who disliked the idea of having to use the Block Editor went in search of other blogging platforms to blog on.

People who do not like the way in which WordPress (or any blogging platform) is handling things are entitled to blog elsewhere.

In addition to WordPress, people can blog on:

  • Wix
  • Weebly
  • QuickPublisher
  • Medium
  • Ghost
  • Blogger
  • Joomla
  • Squarespace

So, you must never believe that you have to tolerate the nonsense that you are experiencing with the blogging platform that you are currently on.

They Would Simply Abandon Their Blog

There are some people who would not go through the trouble to delete their blogs when they are angry; they would opt for something easier like blog abandonment.

On a positive note, they are not going to regret deleting their blog when their anger has dissipated.

The blogosphere is already saturated with tons of abandoned blogs (Abandoning blogs due to anger actually increases the number of abandoned blogs).

Oh, what the heck, bloggers are also entitled to abandon their blogs when they are angry.

They Would Go Out Of Their Way To Distress Other Bloggers

Yes, my friend, there are a bunch of bloggers who love to distress other bloggers when they get angry; they distress their fellow bloggers by trolling them.

Could you imagine how their fellow bloggers feel when they encounter those hurtful comments?

There is an old saying that states, “Misery loves company.”

Hey, you should avoid that type of company at all costs!

Truthfully speaking, those people who go out of their way to distress other bloggers whenever they are angry are in need of psychiatric care.

Wrapping Up

The behaviour of bloggers can be quite intricate when they are angry; some of them are known to:

  • Avoid blogging altogether.
  • Let other bloggers know the reason for their anger via their blog posts.
  • Do their best to brush off their anger and keep on blogging in a positive manner and share their positivity with others.
  • Delete their blog.
  • Switch blogging platforms.
  • Abandon their blog.
  • Go out of their way to distress other bloggers.

Anyone who has a sincere interest in dealing with their own anger should read, Anger Management: 10 Tips To Tame Your Temper.

I also want everyone to know that anger can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Eczema
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks

Do think about the things that were mentioned above the next time that you are filled with anger.

Please feel to share your opinion on the things that you have read in this blog post via my blog’s comments section.

Thank you for reading!

92 thoughts on “When Bloggers Get Angry

  1. I didn’t see my approach in your list. I would write out what I’m angry about and why, just getting out all the thoughts and feelings, main points and rabbit trails – just get it all out there. I’d save it in my drafts. Then, when I’m not angry any more, I would revisit it to see if anything I wrote was worth writing a post about. Writing helps me vent and let my anger out, so it doesn’t simmer and get me depressed – or sick. Saving it to review later, rather than posting it immediately, keeps me from posting something I’ll regret in the clear light of day.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your unique approach to anger with me.

      It is nice to know that you saved what it is that you were angry about via your blog’s drafts section and revisited it later to see if it was worth blogging about when you are no longer in an angry state.

      Thank you for your participation!

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  2. Wow Renard, you really hit the nail on the head with this post. As a guy who’s been blogging for over ten years, I can see some things in your list that I once did. It takes a lot of effort to constrain one’s self and not upload thoughts or images you may regret. I’ve done that and taken that stuff down quickly.

    That is a good way to drive people away from your blog! Last year, I purchased the Business plan that WordPress offers for two reasons – way more storage space since I run a photoblog, and I can use a plugin that allows me to continue using the original editor, or as I see it, the real editor.

    If that weren’t available, I may have already migrated to Square Space. It’s always best to vent your frustration on a pillow or punching bag than make yourself look really bad on your blog!

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  3. Anger is so destructive, it took me many years to recognize then control it, with help. To vent in post then pick the good bits and publish can be helpful to help clarify ones anger. Readers often give very good guidance in my experience. Interesting post Renard thank you

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    1. 🙂 I do not look upon myself as a blogging expert.

      However, I have been blogging since 2008 (I have been at it long enough to see it evolve).

      During my time, I have learned a lot about the topic of blogging and have decided to pass on what I have learned about it.

      Thank you for your question.

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  4. My man Renard you write straight from the heart! Another FAB post! I am an In-Between Blogger. Sometimes I DO blog about something that angers me; sometimes I post Buddha-like despite my anger. The thought of deleting my blog is unthinkable after Yahoo 360/Multiply did that to bloggers there!
    I had not heard of most of the blog sites you mention…thank you for the info!! I fought with Block Editor as you know…and I found a way to still use Classic within Block & I am able to write & add pix easily. I do NOT want to leave WP…it would be like leaving home 😉
    Thank you again for another insightful post. And i promise to not get angry so much…my BP can’t handle it!
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen (BellaSita) & **purrss** BellaDharma

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  5. I guess I fall under the third category. I’m a calm person deep down, but I do get angry. No one will ever know I’m angry when they read my blog posts. I feel it’s better than dragging someone else into one’s personal problems.

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  6. I would never blog angry. I like to think of my blog as a safe haven and free from anger, political and religious views. Back in the day, while running my weekly prompt, I used to reblog the posts from others that responded to my prompts. However, when I noticed what I considered distasteful content, I discontinued the reblogs and now I have discontinued sharing the links, as well. I believe everyone has the right to express how they feel in their blog. But, I also have the right to not read it or promote it.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your perspective, Eugenia.

      I respect you for wanting your blog to be a safe haven and free from anger, political and religious views.

      You are also right about everyone’s right to express themselves via their blog (In spite of their chosen topic).

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  7. I was curious if you’ve received angry comments on your blog, Renard, and how you chose to respond. I received one when I wrote about the Alamo, but I could tell it was copied and pasted from another media source because many of the comments were not relevant to my post. I have received suggestions, which I was happy to contemplate and enact a change. Thanks for covering so many blogging topics.

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    1. 🙂 Yes, I have received angry comments in the past and that was due to someone taking what I published out of context. I responded kindly and I highlighted the point that they missed.

      These days, I have opted for manually approving comments; now that has nothing really to do with angry comments, but spam bypassing Akismet (Someone with a name that begins with the letter “A” has been trying their best to leave their spammy comments in my blog’s comments section and manually approving comments seem to be more effective than Akismet).

      Thank you for participating in the discussion, Rebecca.

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  8. Hi Renard,

    Yes, I get angry when I have to use the new wordpress.com editor to write a post. Because this New Editor is complicated to use and tiring !
    But, fortunately, wordpress.com realized the problem and kept the Classic Editor along with the New Editor .

    I even think they will keep it permanently …

    Wait and see … 🙂

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        1. 🙂 Well, in that case, I am very happy for you.

          I am going to stick with the Gutenberg Editor (which is also known as the Block Editor) because I have been using it since it was in Beta (I was one of those early adopters of the Block Editor).

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  9. Just came over to spend a bit of my Sunday with you. Read the article while I was here. No angry, don’t often get that way even when I am on a rant. You know me and my rants. 😀 Hope your Sunday has been great.

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  10. Perhaps there is an alternate viewpoint to consider? I don’t think anger is a bad emotion: it can be very energizing. The choices we make when angry probably aren’t our best, however, so I’d rather vent my spleen on my blog instead of directly onto another human head. Just another perspective…

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  11. I am the ‘walking buddha’ blogger. I tried writing about people who annoy me at work and ended up looking at their best qualities. I guess writing diffused my anger. But I was really very angry that day when I wrote that blog. 😂

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  12. From my experience of blogging, I never get angry during this phase of blogging or writing. I used to enjoy this. But as a human being I get angry when I am with humans under some circumstances, but not with blogging.

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  13. Ive seen so many bloggers abandon their blogs due to comments they received. They don’t just delete the comment they just vanish.

    I can understand someone using their blog especially if they are more personal on it, to vent (every now and then) but if every post is vent-y it can certainly drive ppl away.

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  14. I blog angry all the time! lol. But I NEVER hit publish until I’ve had time to cool off and go back and read it, edit as needed, and see if it is even worth publishing. Sometimes all I need is to get it out of my head and I can calm down. I write best when there’s some emotion attached to it.

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  15. What a great article! I often wonder about all those abandoned blogs. When I first started blogging, I met a ton of great ladies on here. Now I lost touch and have no way of contacting them because they’ve deleted or abandoned their blogs. …. Now for me, I’m a pretty happy go lucky soul. On a rare occasion I want to vent, I write in a way that it’s relatable and funny. I can be sassy without being mean. 🙂

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  16. Can confirm. Have deleted old blogs when I was getting good traffic. Just burnt my bridges I made to light the way. Luckily things are a tad better now lol. I tend to spend a few days on a post now, and I never put personally identifiable things in. I guess I can’t Blog when angry. Or at least it’s very difficult!

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  17. People are going to think I am crazy. But I do like my grandfather used to do. He was a full blooded Cherokee Indian so he would go out into the yard under a big tree a talk to tree about what was bothering him. I was very young so I ask him why he talked to the tree like he did. The explanation I got did not make sense way back then. But how that I have gotten older I understand very well. maybe I should write a blog on this one sometime.

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    1. 🙂 As we would say here in the West, “Your grandfather was getting what was bothering him from off of his chest.” Therefore, his approach to venting (talking to a tree) was one that worked well for him.

      Native American Indians are filled with lots of wisdom.

      And, yes, writing a blog post about those types of experiences will be beneficial to the reader.

      Thank you for being part of the discussion, Donald.

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  18. I’ve only read two of your blogs and I’m honestly impressed by your writing. I can totally relate to being one of the ‘Walking Buddhas”. Also I found it kind of funny how you basically advertised other blogging sites here. I found it hilarious

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for being impressed by my writing, Kumar.

      It is nice to know that you view yourself as one of the “Walking Buddhas”.

      When I highlighted the other blogging platforms, I wanted people to know that if their experience on their current blogging platform was a horrendous one, they can blog elsewhere (It was not meant to be funny).

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  19. A good defense for a blogger against rash decision making when angry is to invest into his/her blog. I paid for the domains and for hosting for my two blogs, and I know the amount of money I would be throwing away if I abandoned or deleted my blogs!

    (No offense meant to those use WordPress’ free plan or who use WordPress’ subdomain. I am stating what has helped me in my situation.)

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