The Very Best Mean Comments I’ve Received on Medium
I still remember the first mean comment I received on Medium.
I saw the notification and thought “ooh! A comment!” Then went through the process of opening the app, refreshing notifications, clicking the link, swearing as the app crashed, booting up my computer, going through the process again, and there it was.
I had a comment! But it was super mean.
I had never encountered a mean comment on any of the blog sites I’d run in the past, and I’ve never had a YouTube channel; so I was very ill-equipped to deal with it.
The comment kept me awake at night; I’m embarrassed to say that I even reported the comment to Medium.
After reporting it, the comment disappeared for a while but then reappeared the next day. I guess the staff at Medium saw the comment as just.
Since that day, I’ve received a lot more negative comments, but I’ve come to see them as a good thing.
I’ve never again reported negative comments; instead I celebrate them!
But before we talk about that, let’s read the Top 10 meanest comments I’ve received on Medium so far.
Top 10 Meanest Comments
10. Congratulations! You have now climbed to the very top of my list of the stupidest articles I have ever read on Medium! Quite an achievement!
Why thank you! I’ve never been best in the world at anything!
9. The articles I read in Medium just keep getting worse and worse, but this has to be the worst yet, what a waste of time, done with this site!
Awww we’re gonna miss you bud
8. Wow, I didn’t realise you could have Alexa write an article for you.
Mate, Alexa will do anything for you. You’ve just got to be cool with giving up literally all of your civil liberties. Small price to pay right?
7. The worst article I have read on Medium.
Are you sure? For me it’s those articles where people talk about how rich they are despite earning very modest amounts of money.
6. Is this a high-school paper? It’s not at college level.
I agree, almost none of my articles can be used for college exams. That’s my bad.
5. Oh My God, preschool level of thinking here. This article made me unsubscribe from Medium. What a load of crap.
4. Terrible article. Publishing standards on this site is getting lower.
Hmmmmm… I think that perhaps they *are getting lower my friend.
3. Wow. I just quit my subscription, worst article ever
I’m so honoured I made that level of an impression. Am I an accidental marketing genius? Albeit in reverse.
2. How did this even get published ? I haven’t read an article this ridiculous and full of ignorance in a good while
It got published because I run the publication it’s published in… awkward.
- Clearly written by someone with personal “issues.”
This one is my favourite because “issues” is in quotation marks.
Does he mean that I don’t have issues? Perhaps I do have issues, but he doesn’t believe mental issues (presumably what he meant) to be real issues? I can’t tell.
Regardless, I honestly want to get this comment coquetted on a pillow.
And that’s it! That’s the list. If you’re the author of one of these fine pieces of work, I salute you and thank you for contributing to my royalty earnings; I’ve been spending them well.
Why I Love Mean Comments
Royalties are the reason why I love mean comments so much.
Almost 100% of the people that read my work and love what they’ve read never say anything at all. In fact, almost none of them even clap.
While my earnings have increased over the past year, my clap to story ratio hasn’t budged at all. I know I have a readership because of my stats, but those readers sure are quiet.
However, those that hate me are better than any dedicated fanbase ever could be.
They read my articles carefully, highlight what they hate, then write detailed comments to call me out for my crap.
They then share my article to all their friends so that their friends can also spend a large amount of time carefully reading, highlighting and commenting.
Their rage pushes them to hate-filled dedication, all the while that article is turning into an algorithm darling.
All those minutes being read are being turned into dolla dolla billzzz, and all those comments are pushing my content into the feeds of new readers as the algorithm rationalises their dedication as love for the content.
Without their hate, some of my articles that would otherwise have vanished into obscurity have become my brightest stars.
So thank you authors of mean comments, please come back and review me again very soon.
I have lots of content you’re sure to hate, so don’t forget to tell your friends about me!
(Linked below are some examples, aren’t they just awful? Tell me all about it in the comments. Be sure to read very slowly and carefully, that’ll be sure to teach me a lesson).