Friday, 21 November 2014

Let's Talk About Internet Hate

Recently uber youtube star Zoella aka Zoe Sugg posted about why she's stopped daily vlogging. One answer: Internet Hate.

I thought I'd throw my two pence into the whole debate, as it seems to have received a lot of support across the world wide web.

We'll start off like this, Internet hate, in any way, shape or form, is a 100% not okay. Frankly I think it's cowardly and unnecessary. Like the saying goes, if you haven't got anything nice to say, then don't say it at all.

It's not nice to read nasty comments about you on any place, if you get 10 nice comments and 1 horrible one, you'll more than likely remember the mean one than the others. Because no one likes being judged, especially as youtubers like Zoe etc. only show a snippet of their lives and not the bigger picture. 

But with 6 million subscribers, comes a ton of pressure and responsibility. I'm sure no one could've predicted how much of an impact and influence youtubers and bloggers would have nowadays, therefore this is all new ground to everyone. 

People are going to judge, no doubt about that, but whether they decide to voice that opinion is another matter. People who feel like spreading negativity or hateful comments should think:

T = is it true?
H = is it helpful?
I = is it inspiring?
N = is it necessary?
K = is it kind?

 This acronym has always stood out in my mind whenever I'm doing something on my blog or social media pages, and I think everyone should take something from it.

Let's face it, we don't know where the Internet is going to be in the next 5 years or even 1 year, but tainting the positivity and success now will not help it grow for the future.

What are your thoughts on this subject? Do you agree?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon xx

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