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5 Things You Should Stop Trying To Make Go Viral

tumblr_lpdvry1Myi1qiihxxo2_400__1383163210_142.196.156.251Does it seem like everyone wants to be a YouTube sensation these days? How many more videos of cute babies dancing do we have to see before we say, ENOUGH. We need to collectively stop allowing certain things go viral. It’s starting to feel like Groundhog Day on the Interwebs.

1. Your Break Up

Break ups are boring. Break ups are dreaded. I barely remember the details of any of my own break-ups because they were so damn tedious. Please stop trying to be funny by breaking up with someone you at one time admitting to loving, IN A VERY PUBLIC WAY. Even via an adorable song – it’s still tedious.

2. Your Dancing Baby

Dancing babies are cute – mostly if they are your own. But unless your baby can do the Samba, and is also menacingly close to falling off the kitchen table – don’t bother.

3. Your Crying Child

Okay, this one is the worst. Parents, this is just mean. I know it gets annoying to listen to a child cry. Maybe your child has been crying for so long – it’s is actually driving you crazy and clouding your judgement. If you ever find yourself in a moment of total annoyance with your child – put down the camera. Making fun of your child’s distress in a video that may go viral is not stellar parenting.

4. Your Craigslist Ad

I thought this was really funny the first time I saw it – then I realized this whole clever Craigslist thing has been done, and done, and done. Next.

5. Your Open Letter

Everyone has an open letter to write about everything. Sinead’s to Miley Cyrus really made the whole fad jump the shark for me. I guess I better never write an “open letter” on this site.

Stop trying so hard, people. Just write a story about cakes that are also vaginas – that works. Just kidding. The Internet is like a fickle toddler. No one can really figure out what he wants, but when he finally likes something – he gorges on it.

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  • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

    AMEN!

  • Janok Place

    Omg… That baby… How the hell? I can’t dance like that. That’s pretty incredible, anyone else with dancing babies should admit defeat!

  • Aussiemum

    But, the baby that cries when her mum sings, is just so bloody cute tho! My hay fever picked that precise video to make my eyes water so badly I needed to get tissues. Can we keep that one going?

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I love that video sooooo much

  • SA

    How about pregnancy announcements? Can those stop going viral please? Every time I log on to a news site there is some soft piece featuring some over-the-top pregnancy announcement. Stuff like that is funny when your friend does a silly one on their personal wall, but I am so tired of pregnant couples falling all over themselves to end up on TODAY showing off their cute little pregnancy announcement. Same goes for wedding dance videos!! (Except the Baby Got Back one, best. dance. ever.)

  • Colleen

    Can we also ban uterus shots from Facebook? NO ONE, outside of your immediate family, needs to see your sonogram photo. Hell, I don’t even think I’d show mine to anyone but my spouse. Post 5 billion photos/videos once the kid is born, but PUH-LEAZ no more fetus photos!

    • ElleJai

      I put one or two of mine up, but only because a reasonable number of my friends were requesting it.

    • Colleen

      I’ll be telling all my friends to suck it if they dare to request a photo of my uterus.

    • ElleJai

      I don’t feel particularly private about what my uterus looks like in blurry, black and white “photos”.

      My main issue is that I don’t want to flood everyone’s news feed with “LOOK AT MEEEE”. I’ll put some photos of my child up occasionally, I’ll provide photos on request (but usually won’t necessarily volunteer them), and somehow we get along.

      If they requested crowning photos, then I’d tell them to suck it.

    • ElleJai

      I don’t feel particularly private about what my uterus looks like in blurry, black and white “photos”.

      My main issue is that I don’t want to flood everyone’s news feed with “LOOK AT MEEEE”. I’ll put some photos of my child up occasionally, I’ll provide photos on request (but usually won’t necessarily volunteer them), and somehow we get along.

      If they requested crowning photos, then I’d tell them to suck it.