Sunday, July 14, 2013

Don't Let The Haters Win

My friend Holly Conrad, who I met while extra'ing with her on Season Five of The Guild posted this great message about "haters" on the internet. I have come across my fair share of haters from things I have created and posted on the interwebs, ie video blogs, music videos, podcasts and web series. Her comments are so well said/written that I asked her if I could share it here on my blog and she graciously said yes.

Holly is a fantastic artist and cosplayer as well as one of the most talented people I know. You can check her stuff out on her website HERE.

She is also going to be featured in a new reality show for Syfy called "Heroes of Cosplay" Be sure to check it out when it premieres next month.

Here is the message that Holly posted:

""A quick note and a few thoughts for those that read any hate on the internet or encounter it in life:

Those that reach the public eye in any way will always have those that dislike, disagree, slander, and wait for you to make a mistake, so that their jealousy and fear can have something to dwell on and remember forever.

If you're an artist, you do art. You aren't making things for the haters, these people, you're making things for yourself and for those you love, and those that will appreciate it and be inspired. Whether that be cosplay, art, music, anything. Even putting yourself out there on youtube. You're not doing it for them, and when they comment saying mean things, awful things, you need to ignore them and know in your heart, they are not why you are doing what you do, and they do not impact you. They are wrong and jealous and you should feel sorry for them.

Make art for yourself and those you love, don't be afraid of what people will say, think, do. Be afraid of what would happen if those that matter didn't get to see what awesomeness you're capable of, and never let those that want to bring you down impact what you love. Or make you stop loving yourself.""

I couldn't have said it better... thanks Holly for this wonderful message of just being who you are and to not let the "haters" win. We can all learn from this. 

1 comment:

  1. It's good to occasionally remind yourself of this... the Internet can be a hard place.