Which Crazy Comment Personality Type Do You Have?

by posted in General
Feb 23

Do you run a blog—for Envato or yourself? Have you ever slaved for hours over an article or tutorial? Do you put your heart and soul and countless hours into your writing? Then FreelanceSwitch have a series of articles just for you.

What is the scariest part of writing for the Web? Reading comments. They can make you smile. They can make you cry. They can make you Roll On The Floor Laughing.

Travis King has spent hours studying and describing the six craziest comment personality types, and he can spot them from a mile away. He himself has multiple-crazy-comment-personality disorder, though when I met him the other day you’d never tell by looking at him.

In summary, here are the commenters you need to watch out for:

  1. First! Freddy, who loves to let the world know that for once in his miserable existence he was first at something.
  2. Angry Andrew, who never has anything good to say.
  3. Grammar Gertie, who jumps into any article to tell you how many unforgivable grammar and spelling mistakes you have just made.
  4. Self-promotion Sammy, who—no matter how good a job you’ve done in writing your article—is there to tell you how much better he is than you.
  5. Research Ronnie, who is not only here to tell you where you’re wrong, but exactly how, when and why.
  6. Lurker Lou, who loyally reads every one of your articles but never leaves any trace behind.

Which type of commenter are you? And which type do you hate the most?

The great news is that Travis has not only described each crazy comment personality type in a lot more detail than I have here, he also tells you how to deal with each one. In helpful, insightful, humorous, foolproof detail. If that’s what you need, race over to FreelanceSwitch and check out the articles for yourself. You can find all three parts here:

On behalf of all writers and editors everywhere—thanks Travis!

An Aussie editor, writer, musician, dad and computer geek. Follow me on Twitter or Google.
  1. Adrian Try on the 23rd February

    Hi Travis

    It was great to meet you and your lovely wife the other day. Thanks for lunch!

    How many times did we drive around the block looking for a park? I lost count.

    Enjoy Queensland!

    • Travis on the 1st March

      That was awesome Adrian. You could hardly tell that didn’t know how to drive :P

    • Adrian Try on the 1st March

      It was great Travis. I’ve never pretended to drive with such a creative navigator before. Thanks!

  2. DDave on the 23rd February

    Lurker Lou – wait – dammit!

  3. Dan P on the 23rd February

    you’re missing trollface.jpg

  4. NikiN on the 23rd February

    This is funny and spot on, but what about those who leave meaningless positive comments? Oh, wait, that’s not crazy commenting, so that’s why they are not mentioned :D Got it ;)

  5. leon on the 23rd February

    I would comment if I wasn’t the Lurker Lou.

  6. Bryan Barrera on the 23rd February

    First! oh wait.. I’m not…Just playing ;)

    Nice article! Keep them coming Envato!

  7. Tim McMorris on the 23rd February

    Great Article! Good read!

    - Positive Pat.

  8. BroOf on the 23rd February

    :D Nice article but I don’t fit into this scheme. I am the one you loves to read nice articles and never say something against grammar (because I am not good, too) :D

  9. Seich on the 24th February

    I am mostly a Lurker Lou.. :/ but, from time to time I like to participate in whatever is going on the comments…

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