Oh look it’s my friends image
Okay, so I wrote this status as a joke two years ago and then posted it on Twitter. A few days later someone blurred out my face and posted it on Reddit, since that day it has been shared, reblogged, tweeted and liked, hundreds of thousands of times.
I have lost out on literally millions of people seeing my name attached to this thing and as a result I’ve lost out on thousands of potential followers across the various social media accounts I maintain.
This probably wouldn’t piss me off as much if I didn’t write for a living. I pay my rent and feed myself with the money I earn writing stuff like this and this and this and everything on this website. And on a lot of those sites being able to make a few thousand people aware of a new post is like having a fucking superpower.
I know it’s just a stupid joke, but it’s really disheartening as a writer to see this thing getting hundreds of thousands of views everytime some random asshole “finds” it and shares it online because it’s just one of hundreds of other things I’ve written and to be honest, I don’t even think it was that funny.
If you really want to share this image, at least share the version I originally posted so that if someone thinks it’s funny, they can at least see who I am and check out the other things I write.