don't start battles you can't win
I want to share my lowest point of this YouTube journey. Well, there are many low points, but this was my first taste of reality.
I got my first sleuth of negative comments.
Just a bit of backstory first…
About a year ago I put out this video:
I won’t dive too deep into the video as I’ve written about this before.
But my jealousy (and moral duty, of course) led me to “expose” this gentleman.
Why was I jealous?
I work on the coal face actually seeing patients, and I had to study the eyes for five years as well as graduate with a degree from a legitimate university, while this man parades in a South East Asian country with a reduced cost of living, a remote business, earning more hourly than I do.
He is an eye coach with excellent marketing, hiding behind the wall of legal protection.
Anyway, what was the aftermath of producing this video?
At first, it was quite positive.
Confirmation that this is somewhat of a scam — but I’ve grown to learn scams aren’t black and white, they’re a shade of grey.
But later, that’s where a storm of negative comments came in.
Majority dislike ratio.
Yes, you’ve heard of negative comments and how to avoid them. But once you get them, they kind of sting.
Now, where did the negative comments come from?
YouTube studio offers an answer with its powerful ability to capture analytics.
It is very likely the video was shared on the EndMyopia Facebook group. I’m famous eh?
That’s what happened objectively, how did it make me feel?
To be honest, I couldn’t focus on work like I used to. Up until this point, negative comments were rare and on top of that most of what I said went into the void. I could say whatever I wanted almost without any repercussions.
But once you poke the bear, as I did here, it might wake up.
When the bear did wake up, I questioned if producing content was for me. I’ve always been a sensitive person: “why should I attract attention to myself?”.
I recall one night I woke from a nightmare in sweats. I was worried they would artificially give me bad google reviews for the practice I worked at (my friend owns this practice by the way). How would I feel if their practice got negative comments all thanks to me and my silly antics on YouTube?
That didn’t happen and I am still alive to this day.
Who knows what else was said about me or the video? Good thing I’ll never find out.
Have you had a moment like this?
Stay focused and talk soon,
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