TO THE FAN TROLL
Many a times, we take a swipe at people; “Hey you, when are you releasing a new song?” “It’s been long since your last album” “When is your next tour?” “You have a dead career”, “If you don’t release a new Album soon, we will enlist you in the Army” 😮🙄🤔
What do you think this does to the Psyche?
People like Adele can go for years without dropping a song or an album. One day they return, hold their mic and they are on top of the Billboard chart for aeons.
People like Rihanna may go off and become business tycoons attaining Forbes ‘richest female musician’Tweet
But how about those ones who struggle in the studio, day in day out, who try music after music and just feel, ‘this isn’t good enough’,’this doesn’t seem right’,’this can’t be my comeback’, ‘I have made better hits than this’, etc. What do you think your pressure does to them?
Is it because of a love for them or for their craft? or is it borne out of a certain selfish desire or motive?🤔 Are you scared that your loyalty may shift or is it because you just want to make fun of them? Or have they simply become puppets to you? Another thing you can use?
People ranging from Beyonce to Rihanna to our own Dr Sid, Korede Bello have all been asked these questions.
What exactly do you stand to gain by hounding them? Many people slowly lose the desire to just do their craft just for the sake of doing it because of the high expectations we place on them and the pressure that comes with that too.
TO THE ARTIST
Times will come in life when people try to push you down, to order your around, to make you feel like you are not doing enough, when they will try to break your Spirit and make you feel like you are not enough and you are so confused. When times like this comes, you have to look into yourself and take succor.
When Facebook blocked my ad account in December, 2020; I lost the willingness to write!🤦🏽♀
Even though I was paying Facebook to advertise for me, I mean it was so easy, I just needed to write, unlike the time I had to first write, then do a broadcast message or whatsapp status update to inform you all of what I had written about.
It was like preparing snacks and handing them over to KFC, Mr. Biggs or TFC or even Shoprite to sell!
When Facebook blocked my ad account and told me their decision was final, it was like having to make the snacks and hawk them again. I did not feel quite up to it. So, I reverted to making my status updates again🤦🏽♀ as a WhatsApp writer; just where I started my journey from.
After a while, while I had close to 10 drafts, I was unwilling to publish any of it. Articles I started writing which I left half way, because I thought they weren’t good enough, no one will read them, Facebook will not push it, etc. I had lost my motivation!
On the 30th of January, 2020. I visited my blog and alas! I had 0 views on a blog that had attracted viewers from over 103 countries! 🤦🏽♀ All the company that used to run atop themselves to place ads on my site had gone too. Why? They had no body to advertise to!
I thought of all the beautiful ways I encouraged people and I thought about how I had disappointed all my viewers from over these countries and I decided to turn a new leaf!
I made a post on February 1 and voila! 200 views, I was excited and made up my mind to resume writing daily. That was a jump on a blog that has been all but in a comatose state.
Please close your eyes and say a short prayer with me;
Lord God, I thank you for the supernatural gift of mankind, I thank you for this beautiful gift you have given me through which I have become all but one with you; the master Creator.Tweet
You made man out of clay and breathe into him; that he may live and fulfill your injunction of; “been fruitful, multiplying, filling the earth and subduing it”.Tweet
All hope seem to be lost in my (mention your craft), you created me in your image and your Son our Lord has said; even greater works than he has done, we will do, if we have faith as little as a mustard seed.Tweet
I breathe into my career today and pray that all that seems lost and dead may be revived to life through Christ our Lord. Amen. May your will be done.Tweet
FINAL NOTE TO THE FAN TROLL
The next time you are forced to laugh at someone who you believe is or was a Superstar and is now missing in action, please think about these things. Instead of laughing at them and asking; “what next? when next?”, Stop and ask yourself “How much of a support system have I been to this person?” These are Humans too…
We got to do better. If a neonate in writing can feel this way, how about all these who have become well known and worldwide too?
I will like to hear (in the comment section) how this post made you feel. Feel free to drop your comment in whatever language you speak.