Thanks Jordan Gross I appreciate you.
If I can tell immediately that the commentor is strictly attempting to incite an argument, just to watch the world burn, I ignore it completely. If they comment again, either on that or another article of mine, I block them. I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.
Now, if a person just doesn’t agree with something I’ve said, and they are polite about it, I respectfully state that I can see their point, but we’ll have to agree to disagree.
Constructive criticism, however, I take to heart. I don’t know everything, obviously, and if someone is willing to take the time and effort to attempt to teach me something new or different, I respect that.
Thanks so much for the thoughtful response and support!