I don't know how much time you spend on Facebook or Youtube, but have you ever noticed the some of the comments people will leave? Downright mean. And not just a snide comment here or there, but tear you down, chew you up and spit you out. What inspires people to want to post nasty comments on a public forum like that?
I used to follow the Food Network 's page on Facebook. I'm always looking for meal ideas and while I no longer have access to that channel since we gave up satellite I thought this would be an excellent alternative. But the onslaught of hateful comments made it so unpleasant, despite my best efforts to ignore them, that I decided to unsubscribe. Sad, really.
But the people that rip into bloggers and vloggers really bothers me the most. I know how hard it can be to put yourself out there in the first place and how much work goes into posting blogs. And I'd imagine video blogs are ten times that much work plus the vlogger has the expense of cameras and drones and editing software.
So for someone to rip apart and demean someone else after that much effort and hard work really floors me. Why? Are you truly that miserable and insensitive? And there are a lot of them out there posting these cruel remarks.
I'm a firm believer in that if you have nothing nice to say, then keep your mouth shut. If you can't be positive, then go away. If you don't like someone's content then don't read or view it and move on. And if you disagree, it is okay to keep your opinions to yourself.
When did kindness and courtesy become the exception and not the norm? Don't even get me started on good manners and class.
P.S. I love my readers. They are positively the nicest, classiest, well mannered, kind people out there. Thank you!