Going Viral Sucks

As a person not seeking internet fame, it’s an unpleasant experience every time

Gina Denny
6 min readApr 12, 2024

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Maybe somebody enjoys the experience of going viral, but not me. I originally used social media as a time-waster, then as a tool for connection during the exhausting and chaotic years of having three babies in four years, then as a method of building community, and finally as an income supplementation.

To be clear: my goal, my plan, is not to support myself full-time by creating internet content. It’s too volatile, the audiences too fickle. I…

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Gina Denny

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