Joanna Goddard on Realizing Everyone Gets Negative Comments

Be Nice on the Internet Week

A few years ago, I had just gotten engaged and posted our engagement photos on my blog. A few days later, I got a comment saying, “You and Alex will last five years, tops.” It was such an odd comment—and so out of the blue—that it definitely upset me (so much so that I called my mom!). But when Tina Fey did her Golden Globe acceptance speech  about Internet haters, I realized that everyone (even Tina Fey!) gets negative comments, and you just have to take them in stride. Easier said than done, but thankfully I’m getting better at it!

— Joanna Goddard

Joanna Goddard and family

Joanna Goddard is a magazine writer, and the blogger behind A Cup of Jo.