Simon Scholes

Happy St Patricks Day - The Social Media Podcast



Happy #stpatricksday a day of celebration in Ireland. Legend has it he's the man who drove snakes out of Ireland which is a perfect opportunity to speak about social media snakes.....more commonly known as trolls. I sometimes actually think of social media trolls in the same way. The have no place in the world but sadly they exist and there’s not a huge amount we can do to eradicate them but we can do our best to stop them in their track. One of the things I try to live by is “it’s none of my business what anyone else thinks of me”. Easier said than done I know, but that helps me make sure I press go on all my content. However, when the trolls hit, sometimes it’s difficult. There’s a few things you can do though, 1. Kill them with kindness, there’s usually someone with a whole lot of hurt behind the hate, so talk to them super nicely, I’ve usually got them round to my side of things by doing this 2. Ignore them completely, this doesn’t help interaction on your content but it does usually cheese them o