Negativity Towards Influencers: A Truthful Letter To The Outside World

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So, this post really should have to be posted, but it’s happening. It’s real and I want to talk about it.

If you’re a blogger and you’re reading this you may or may know what happened recently where an influencer/ Youtuber was publicly exposed and humiliated all for reaching out to a hotel for work purposes.

You’ve probably read into this and understand the story in detail already so I don’t want to talk about this in too much detail, but for those of you reading this who don’t know, long story short an Influencer who I’ve followed for a while was exposed on a companies (Hotel) Facebook page in a vile, bullying way. Now, this hotel based in Ireland and the owner is known for the way they handle customers and customer complaints. Rude, lets just say doesn’t even cut it. I REALLY do not know who on earth thus guys runs his business. He thinks he has nailed it capturing the goofs who find his comments funny, but I think since his outrageous, targeted post towards this Influencer, it’s certainly exposed him in a very negative light, and let’s just say I 100% won’t be going there any time soon  ever!

Long story short, this influencer who has worked and collaborated with big brands, contacted this hotel reaching out for a collaboration for exposure on her channels in exchange for a complimentary stay as she was looking at going to Ireland soon with her boyfriend. To me, I don’t see any harm in this, it’s how people (and not only bloggers) run their business. You don’t ask, you don’t get. That’s life nowadays. But this owner clearly wasn’t impressed with this approach as previous posts suggest, and screenshotted her email and posted it on FB with what only I can say is a horrible, horrible caption.

Anyway, this post got loads of backlash from people who were calling her a scrounger, calling influencers cheeky and rude, saying to get a real job, and generally completely shaming the blogging industry.

Honestly, the comments from some people made me laugh. Get a real job? Sorry, isn’t any job a job? Whether you get paid to wash gum off the floor, or make money selling IT systems, or to expose a brand to your thousands of loyal followers by inspiring people? IF YOU GET PAID – it’s still a job, is it not?

This is starting to sound like a rant, which it really isn’t but as you may be able tell these situations really annoy me.

What you don’t know is that people who blog have a passion, people who blog are determined, savvy business people, and if you can make money, and grow as a person because of it, then why wouldn’t you do it. I just don’t understand people’s hate. Is it jealousy?

It’s not all people, a lot of people who I speak to are interested in it and are intrigued, but by looking at recent comments etc it seems that a lot of people are just so negative.

I don’t think anyone should be negative towards what people choose to do! Let’s face it, there are people out there that do a lot worse, ya know like those people in prison who have committed horrendous crimes, and even those people won’t get any near the amount of stick she got. It’s so wrong.

What are your thought on this? Leave a comment to let me know if you agree with what I’m saying 🙂

Anyway, onwards and upwards.

9 Comments

  1. Sophie in Wonderland xo
    20th January 2018 / 17:23

    Totally agree with everything you wrote, we work damn hard! Very well written! Xxx

    Sophieinwonderlandxo.com

  2. 20th January 2018 / 13:19

    Everyone is entitled to make it in this world in their own way. Judgement is something that will never go away, but it’s great to see a post like this making a stand and being the voice of reason. Well said! x

  3. 20th January 2018 / 10:08

    I just don’t understand the hate bloggers get? It’s very strange! I was so furious when I heard about this because it’s almost inhumane to target someone and be so nasty. Especially when they are suppose to be professional which really confused me. I think the blogging industry deserves a lot less hate. Loved reading this post x

  4. 19th January 2018 / 19:08

    I agree with you 100%! Also if the hotel owner didn’t want to work with her, then a simple no reply would’ve been enough. There was no reason for him to blast her publicly for doing her job especially by bullying her!
    It’s sad, but I know a lot of people don’t view blogging as a job & I just wish they would realize how much time it takes to make just 1 post or 1 video. It’s not a simple 10 minute process & done!

  5. 19th January 2018 / 18:53

    I watched all this unfold and I agree, what he did was so unprofessional and there was really no need to be so vile. To me, any negativity toward bloggers/you tubers is born out of jealousy and a lack of understanding of blogging. So many times I’ve told someone I’m a blogger and they’ve replied “what’s a blogger” I’m like, really??
    I noticed the other day Victoria ( in the fro) posted a comment where she’d put a photo of herself and a girl had commented “your legs look fat” honestly, I just don’t get the need to be so nasty!

    Great subject to touch on.

    Samantha x
    http://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • Rebecca
      19th January 2018 / 19:07

      OMG that’s horrendous! Why are people so judgemental! I agree I think it’s down to jealousy and lack of understanding. Just got to carry on doing what we’re doing x

  6. 19th January 2018 / 17:55

    I heard little blurbs here and there about what happened, but I didn’t know all of it. I’m quite shocked at the unprofessional behavior this man behaved in. The worse part is imagining how this girl should feel after getting treated like that! Bullying is not okay in any way shape or form, especially degrading the way someone makes their money. It is simply not okay! Great post Bex xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • Rebecca
      19th January 2018 / 19:06

      I completely agree! It shouldn’t have got out over FB, so unprofessional of a business ownder! X

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