How much of my parent’s money
Do I have to siphon/steal/appropriate/”deserve”–as ya’ll trust fund babies say–
In order to become gay famous on the internet?
Based on all the people that came before me–
A whole hell of a lot.
One major point Shrier makes in her book
That I often try to drive home on this here podcast and blog
Is the incredible amount of money
To promote their “businesses” on the internet
They funnel thousands of dollars into
Facebook page advertisements, google ads,
Buy tons of affiliate merchandise to push and sell–
Booking fees for interviews with guests
Like Abigail Shrier herself!
You’d never be able to talk to these people, normally.
The amount of upfront cost
To be internet famous
Would astound most average citizens.
They all make it seem like it is free for them
Because it is free for you–
But keep in mind
That it’s someone’s job
To convince you to use their app–
And make it big on the internet.
Again, I ask–
How much money do I have to steal
In order to be respected for what I am?
I’m the only one on here
Who doesn’t ask you all for anything
And that is exactly why
I seem “amateurish” to the untrained eye–
To the average perspective
I won’t change, but I’m hoping that eventually
My bank account does, or most optimistically–
The culture, will.