Tuesday, August 14, 2012
They've found me. Is that good?
Prepare for a rant!
I've done my bit on blogging awhile ago and, while it still doesn't seem like some people "get it", I'll just let that one go. Today's rant is about "internet fame". I get folks giving me compliments, saying I'm their "favorite modder" and stuff like that and while I certainly don't claim superiority at all, it is nice to hear that folks enjoy what I'm doing from time to time. I keep posting stuff because people tend to like what I'm doing/take interest in the projects that I do. A side-effect of that is gaining popularity online and initially I really liked this idea because it spread the word about Nerf and Laser Tag... not my name. I'm in this for the hobby, not to get a cheap buck on advertisements from the hits I get on the blog and YouTube channel. It just doesn't seem right to me to make folks click the "Skip Ad" button or have banners in-between my posts promoting products on Amazon. I suppose if I was wanting to get famous on the internet (which is a lame goal) I'd want to be making money off that, but it's not part of the plan.
The plan, as it always has been, is to promote Nerf and Laser Tag through the various games and projects I have with them. While doing this has gotten me "famous" in some circles, it's just another side effect. For those of you who look forward to what internet fame has in store for you, prepare for a lot of idiots screaming bloody murder at your work. It's much more fulfilling if you just do what you love and let the hordes of trolls and morons bounce off you. Or sometimes it's fun to mess with them too ;)
It's probably best to keep in mind that the ones who don't like what you're doing will yell the loudest. It can often overpower the legions of folks who do actually like what they see. Still, if sifting through the spam and trolls is your idea of fun, then internet fame was MADE for you. I'll keep doing what I'm doing and let the haters hate. The plan here is still the same: have fun with Nerf and Laser Tag. Folks seem to like it, so I'll just keep on keepin' on!
Posted by Reverend at 3:17 PM