I always wonder how I would react, would I respond, would I just delete it? It makes me wonder how celebrities do it. I cannot imagine what it would be like to always have someone speculating on everything you do and wear. I just really do not think I could do it.
Over a year ago, I posted a video on YouTube- it was a video of Ryder about 9-months-old showing how he reacted almost everyday when Eric got home--here is the video:
It must admit this was kind of exciting at first, to watch the numbers rise, for the comments of "I love it" and "he's so cute" come in. It felt good to receive this recognition-- and hey most of you reading this are bloggers so you understand.
But of course when things start getting popular, the haters come out. Comments ranging from, 'he's ugly' to 'why do people like this' and an extreme (which I did delete) about the camera being shut off and some b*slapping going on.
And while the positive comments are the majority and it is just a very slim minority of negative comments; it just still stings a little. It leaves me wondering-- what do these people get out of leaving a comment like that? If I watch something I don't like I just click away-- unless it was something truly offensive or incorrect then I might take a stand. I would never leave a comment on a video like this saying "your baby is ugly" or even that I didn't like it, I would just click away. The "safety" and the anonymity that a computer screen brings us seems to dampen people's filters and remembrance that there is a real person behind all of that.
So while I know the haters are wrong and I really am not putting much stock to what they say it just has made me realize I could never be a celebrity.