Reading Outloud My Negative Comments

Friday, March 21, 2014


Two weeks ago I wrote a post called Inside a Woman's Mind at Target.

I typed it up, hit publish, and then didn't think much about it and went on with my regular Friday routine. Within a few hours I noticed it was starting to attract a bit more traffic than others. That's neat, I thought, and once again continued on with my day.

Four days later I decided to submit it to Thought Catalog, an online magazine, because they've published some of my stuff in the past and I thought it seemed like an article they might like. Less than twenty four hours after Thought Catalog picked it up things started to get a bit... weird. It began with a few texts from friends and family telling me that my post was randomly showing up on their Facebook and Twitter feed. And then a few emails came in and a few more texts. And again I thought, oh that's neat. And I also thought a little bit of oh shit. 

I was curious to see how many times it had been shared so I decided to check for myself.  According to Thought Catalog it was shared over 170,000 times in the first few days. And then I really thought oh shit.

Let's be honest here, we all know what happens when a post starts to garner a bit of traffic: the comments start to come. Lots and lots of comments from strangers all across the country. Some are funny. And some are really funny. I've chosen some of my favorites to read in the video below.

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Happy Friday, internet world. Go take on the day.


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104 comments:

  1. There is ZERO reason to be negative about that post. It's 100% accurate. Target is a brain warping money pit. And they know it.

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  2. I think the last comment was my personal favorite. Haha!!!!!! People are crazy.

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  3. Haha!! This reminds me of the skit where celebrities read their negative tweets aloud--hysterical!

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  4. You're positive attitude is a gem in this cruel world ;)

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  5. It makes me sad that there are so many people who don't know that satire exists. Keep on keeping on girlfraaand. I love to read le blog while sipping coffee, taking pics of said coffee, and dreaming about my next #oftd. Lylas.

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  6. Ummm your reaction to each comment is just perfect! Way to take it the negativity and turn it into to something hilarious :)

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  7. Haha this was so great. I was having trouble watching it on my phone so I went to YouTube on my laptop and searched The Daily Tay and definitely didn't get what I was expecting to. #imposter

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  8. HOLY shit I can't stop laughing. Dan and Pete need to get laid. In Target, while they are at it

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  9. Omg, I loved this. You should do video blogs more often! I don't understand the people who just sit behind their laptops and write douchy comments, like.. if you don't like it then stop reading it? Right?!

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  10. People take things waaayyyy too seriously! But I love how you are so positive about it all! And you should def make videos more often!! lol

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  11. You are hilarious, I love your response to those negative comments! I can't believe how negative people are, if I don't like something I click that fancy ass red button in the upper right corner :D

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  12. wow people are so crazy. I swear I seriously wish I had the time of day to do something productive that, this person used to type Shit so many times...I mean seriously.

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  13. BAHAHAHAHA... Oh man. I love that you just shared the hell out of those insane comments. Some people- sheeeesh! I swear, find something better to do than criticizing a freakin' post about Target. I read that post and it was an easy, light read that entertained me while i read it and then I moved on with my day and my life. Shitty shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit. Happy Friday Tay!

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  14. I don't think Dan put enough 'shits' in there. He was probably having an off day. Too bad, he could have really had something profound with that comment. :)

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  15. Ahhhhh I can't watch the video at work, so I'm sorry if you've addressed this comment in the video, but..... I just went and read a few of the comments on your post, because I'm a weirdo like that.... and now all I want to know is.....Are you 'Tornado Alley'?!!?!? Please say you are.


    Geri • 7 days ago
    I am so broken by the heroin comment. I have someone I love with my whole heart and the reference to a drug that has brought a tornado raving our home just does not sit well. Addiction is a disease. Please please remove that ;( I would hate for someone sober to see it and relapse!
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    TornadoAlly Geri • 6 days ago
    I can't believe you would reference tornadoes like that. My community was devastated by a tornado 2 years ago and still hasn't been able to recover and may never be able to. People lost homes, loved ones, everything! How insensitive of you...
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    1. omg. just .. i cant. HAHAHAHAHA

      Tay, you already know this, but im severely addicted to everything you write. and now this vlog just put me over the edge kind of like i imagine heroin must be.

      ... the circle is complete. you're welcome.

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  16. Hahahaa. this made my day! I can't believe people take the time to write things like this. But thank you for having such an awesome attitude about it! WE LOVE YOU AND YOUR WRITING, GIRL!

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  17. Best. Video. Ever. I'm pretty sure comments like these mean you're legit famous now... sooo.. congrats, friend, congrats. :)

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  18. BWAHAHAHA! You are the best! Rock on sister!

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  19. It was a terrible idea to watch this video at work. Sorry boss I just do not care anymore if you hear me laughing through our adjoining wall.
    Also it is clear that people are just jealous that they did not write this article, I know I am, the difference, I am happy for you there is plenty of success to go around. Your posts this month have all been right on and really great!

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  20. Oh my!! People are shit, shit shitty shit... ;) Some people are too dumb to understand a witty post and have too much time on their hands to analyze every word. Keep on rockin' on!! Love you!!

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  21. i swear you're hilarious. i know i tell you that often, but damn girl even your facial expressions are hilarious.

    loved the post. i am guilty of everything..well except the kid part cause no i am not a sahm or even a mom for that matter..

    happy friday, TAY!

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  22. Probably your best blog post ever!

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  23. Some people are so cruel. I loved your Target post, and obviously shittyshitshitshit was just jelly.

    Happy Friday!

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  24. Can't wait till these haters see you make it even bigger and Jewelmama89 wants to be your best friend... and realizes you're gorgeous.

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  25. it must have been tough to get all those shits in on the last comment. i always lose track when the same word is repeated over and over. but you, the spawn of grammatical satan, are up for it. go you! but really, people get worked up about the silliest things. glad to see you're taking it with a grain of salt--or a salt-rimmed margarita, for the alcoholic SAHMs in the bunch--and keep believing your sorority sister. she knows what's up.

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  26. Really?? I loved that post!! It was exactly how my trips to Target are. I laughed out loud throughout the whole thing. People are dumb.

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  27. lolol the spawn of Satan... This is great. Definitely the correct way to deal with negative comments.

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  28. really funny! I read your original post on here (and thought it was hilarious and exactly how target trips go for me!), and just yesterday it started appearing all over my news feed on facebook!

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  29. I'm dying right now. I love people. Really, we need to seriously look into this SAHM alcoholism thing though... that's some serious shit.

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  30. I'm literally laughing so hard that water is coming out of my nose!! Hahahahahhaha you go Tay!

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  31. spawn of satan?! you've got to be KIDDING me. i, for one, LOVED the target article. i found it hilarious and spot on. but really, i find basically everything you write hilarious. keep on doing what you do! c:

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  32. Oh my goodness. I love your shitty, shit, shit... Keep on keeping on. You bring me humor everyday!

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  33. Some of my favorite commercials are where people read tweets about themselves. Hilarious! Doing a video is the best way to read negative comments! haha

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  34. First off, I LOVED the Target post and totally related. So I think it's hilarious that people get so bent out of shape about it. Loved the video, so funny. Some people are truly cray!

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  35. Bahahaha that last one. Also, I LOVE when blog posts are shared around by non-bloggers. That's how you know it was really good--which that one was! :)

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  36. You are hilarious Taylor! I loved the Target post and I love your responses to these comments. I just hopped over to Thought Catalog to check out some of the crazy comments and I loved the one about the women getting upset over heroin and then bringing up tornados. The responses were hilarious!!! (I hope you were the genius behind those responses) Keep doing what you are doing. You bring me laughs on the regular.

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  37. This is great hahaha can you do this weekly? I'm sure the comments will keep coming in because I mean, it's shitty shit shit which apparently means 170,000 shares...

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  38. Hahahahahaha!!! "It's REAL? I LITERALLY thought it was fake! I'm an idiot" HAHAHA I love you Taylor. This is amazing. People can be so dumb. Does no one understand sarcasm anymore?!

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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  39. Lol wowww people take stuff wayyy too seriously and they've got too much hate in their hearts. I loved your post and always enjoy reading your blog!



    Krystal | www.moorekrystal.wordpress.com

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  40. Love it. And why do people always go to "you're ugly" So weird. Love your facial expressions, I agree do more videos!

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  41. Thanks for this post. It was so freaking funny! You rock Taylor!!

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  42. First of all I LOVED that post and have shared it with numerous friends who loved it as well.

    Secondly, I'm sure Target is feeling so very loved by all of the support they have received through negative comments directed to your post, I hope you receive a gift card or something :P

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  43. For God`s sake PLEASE post more shitty shit shit shit shit like this ;)
    This post just confirmed once again why I read your blog each and every single day. Keep on keepin on!

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  44. People can take offense to anything, it's ridiculous! hahaha I'm glad you can roll with the lameo comments you get! I loved that article and I thought you reading the mean comments was hilarious!

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  45. Ok I read the post in mention and don't get why people would have a problem with it

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  46. That video was both awesome and heartbreaking. You are so funny every single day and people who comment on basically everything except blogs are always mean just for fun. Some of those were terrible and I'm so sorry you had to feel so crappy as a result of the cruelty of people hiding behind their computers.
    This video reminded me so much of Jimmy Kimmel's celebrities read mean tweets (in a good way)! Maybe when your reality show makes you famous he'll have you on his show- or you can have him on yours!

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  47. This was amazing. Just amazing. Plain and simple. Keep doing what you're doing and let those negative comments roll off. These people clearly don't have a sense of humor.... Idiots. You're hilarious and this made my day!

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  48. You are my blog hero. Humor blogs are my favorite and I feel like there aren't enough of them out there (well, maybe I need to gain better search skills than Googling "funny blogs").

    My sister lives in Omaha, my husband is from Chicago and I spent a few years living and working in Sioux Falls (and loved it). I have spent the past few days reading feverishly through your archives and always want to comment, but realize those entries are a few years old and that would probably be weird….but probably not any weirder than admitting it now.

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    1. If you have a sister in Omaha we are basically related! #nebraskatiesforever!

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  49. While I didn't read the original article (because I'm SO incredibly behind), I'm sure it was witty and funny and all that jazz.. I love your approach here in the video and I'm totally willing to kick all the nay-sayer's asses!.. just as soon as I get a break from work.

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  50. Okay, as if I didn't already love your writing. This was amazing &now I have a voice to put to the words. Is that creepy? Idc...ish.

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  51. I read the article on Thought Catalog and thought it was hilarious, and then I came here purely through coincidence and find your response to the criticism even more entertaining (almost Kristen Wiig-like, who I love)... keep on keepin on...

    www.cateofhearts.com

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  52. wow, so funny. after cracking up during your video, i went and read some of the comments on thought catalog and i about died of laughter. good thing most of my co-workers have gone home for the day!

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  53. Awww, I've never heard your voice before. That was fun- just like the celebs who read their mean tweets on Fallon.

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  54. Glad you can laugh about the haters, your Target article was hilarious!

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  55. Oh you. You make me smile. :) Personally, I loved your Target post. Because it's exactly how I think/feel when I'm in Target. Except, I'm one of the SAHMs that's there with the grumpy toddler. Because dangit, I'm going to buy all of the things I don't need whether he likes it or not!

    People take stuff way too seriously, but I'm glad you don't take their negativity seriously. You're a gem. :)

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  56. I loved the Target post!! Oh the people who take things so serious and leave negative comments. Bless their hearts.

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  57. lmfao!!! seriously. thanks for making me actually laugh out loud and ruin the face mask i slathered on. hahahahahaha

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  58. I loved the Target article! Was so funny :) I can't believe people write such horrible things. Stay positive and keep blogging :) Your articles are always awesome!

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  59. You are the best! I frequently read your blog posts to my husband because they are so funny. I loved that Target article you wrote because it was spot on and I was strangely proud that I read it before everyone else did. I don't understand why people read things and then comment on them if they did not enjoy them!! It is very perplexing to me. Good for you to take it in stride. Sic Harlow on them...

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  60. I had to go back and read the original post because to be honest I bypassed it the first time. Those people that left nasty mean comments clearly have zero sense of humor or are embarrassed because they relate to closely to the words you wrote! I laughed out loud more than once while reading it. Hold your head up, because despite the few grammatical errors that lady pointed out this was a good article with wit and accuracy. You should do one on Walmart next...lol

    XOXO,
    Erin
    www.thevaughnlife.us

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  61. This has to be THE funniest come back blog related ever...brilliant stuff!
    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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  62. HAHA...love this response. Haters gonna hate! Especially DanDanTheWildMan lol...

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  63. haha my favorite was that you are the spawn of satan for talking about target...

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  64. speaking of Target...check out this shit. they ripped of this blogger big time. http://www.vintagerevivals.com/2014/03/remember-that-one-time-target-copied-me.html

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  65. I think it's fair to say that you've hit the big time, Tay!

    I loved the Target post and I love the negative troll reading.

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  66. I didn't get a chance to read your Target post so I went ahead and read it. It is brilliant!! I agree with Canvas!!

    That was hilarious that they took your 'fake designer' comment literally.

    Speaking of Target, I need to go back there!! I'll be sure to dress up too hahahaha

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  67. Just now got a chance to watch this video. Dying by the way. I love your sense of humor and I love how you can totally make fun of yourself... Also, I just got my hair highlighted SUPER blonde and I kept thinking of you talking about your white trash bleached hair hahahah. It's ok, I'm originally from Oklahoma :)... Happy Friday!

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  68. I can't get this video to play and it makes me sad. It sad the link is invalid. :(

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  69. I don't know how I missed your video thing here, I am dying laughing at work, you are toooo funny.

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