Mediocrity is always popular…I don’t get why.

Oscar Wilde stated: “To be popular, one must be a mediocrity.”

Oscar Wilde’s statement is somehow frustrating, but there is some truth in it.

I sometimes verify it on social media. I’ve seen the most mediocre and crappy statements, sometimes assorted with cusswords attract many readers’ attention while a detailed, researched article from a talented blogger was nearly completely ignored.

The statement from the first person was completely stupid. Yet, it didn’t force people to think. In addition it made them laugh. The image that was posted along with the statement was nearly as stupid as the words. But looking at the statistics, the first internet user was much more successful than the blogger who had done hours of research and spent time rephrasing his article in order to captivate his audience.

Isn’t this unfair? Isn’t it unfair to deal with a public that refrains from using their brain? It actually is.

I’ve made the hard choice. I am committed to providing quality content over mediocre jokes. Somehow I always carry the hope that talent will be recognized by the right people.

Copyright© by Isabelle Esling

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