What to Do When Someone Writes About You on the Internet

If it’s not slander or libel, take it as a win, and move on.

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“If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” — Anne Lamott

Take a step back, look at the piece impartially, and read between the lines.

Don’t write a nasty comment on their post.

Think twice about writing a retaliation piece.

Taking someone to court is an extreme reaction.

Learn to be cognizant of your own writing.

“There’s only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” — Oscar Wilde.

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Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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