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Discussion on: How to Build an Online Presence as a Junior Developer

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I want to ask you advices on how to deal with urges to write negative opinions. I believe talking about things you don’t like is generally discouraged in the way of building one’s online presence, but I’m not sure if it’s a reason enough to write only things you like.

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Sam Jarman 👨🏼‍💻 Author

Any negative opinions (or criticisms) need to backed with evidence. The only decent opinions that are negative are very well founded. So before you feel the temptation to publish something negative, take some serious time to collect your thoughts and outline your argument.

Hint: Twitter is not the place for such a thought.

Generally I avoid this, negative posts of mine stay where they belong, in the drafts folder. Usually after a month I look back at them and see where I was wrong. It happens.

So try stay positive. The world needs more of it, and the internet even more so. In a world of trolls, haters, harassers - be different. Take the high road. And goodness will find its way back to you.