Today, we’re talking about real people. Every account you talk to on Twitter has a real person behind it, right? There’s no reason to suspect otherwise.
Perhaps we’ve been watching a little too much Catfish, but there has been a blogger recently that appears to not be who they say they are…
The blogger popped up, and seemed determined to make a drama out of the tiniest thing. Her bio says she was trying “slowly, but surely” to make her living online, which most people would assume that she wanted to be a professional blogger. Her first few posts seemed to go down that sort of route, talking about blogging and combining it with scantily clad photos to illustrate a point.
Within a few weeks, she boasted of her traffic, and wrote about “Twitter trolls”, people who didn’t agree with her. Some bbloggers got caught up with arguing with her and eventually, found that she was a fake, just a profile to try and tempt people into signing up with an adult photo subscription website. This blog goes into some of the related profiles to the one we’ve been talking about in this post which helps to explain it a bit more. (It’s potentially NSFW, so open that link with care!)
What you do in your own time is up to you, but it seems almost unfair to those people who didn’t (or haven’t!) realised that this blog/twitter account is just an advertising ploy, essentially.
So, (getting back to the point!) do you feel like you are a good judge of what (or who) is real?
Well I am confused. I felt sure this was going to be about . Bit of coincidence that there are two poppy’s that have got into spats with bloggers?!
Hi Charlie – you guessed correctly! I didn’t want to use “her” name in the post in case, for some reason, someone was searching for it (I’m going to change your comment so the name is written in an image to make it unsearchable :) )
Laura @ Kneadwhine says
Such a interesting read. As naive as this is going to sound, I never knew this kinda things went on
This is probably really obvious, but what does NSFW mean?
NSFW – Not Safe For Work. I’ll add it to the bloggers dictionary!
I read this thinking it may have been about bloggers acting fake, I never knew this kind of thing really went on. Blogging has certainly changed in the past 4 or 5 years.