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I admit, a small part of me would like to be a vlogger.

There is nothing stopping me besides me. I often joke about our Northern Ireland accents being too harsh for the Internet though. Maybe that’s good enough reason.

What would you say if you were a vlogger and had a huge following?

The other day I blogged about The Million Dollar Blog by Natasha Courtenay-Smith. Many of the case studies and success stories she refers to, are vloggers. Social media celebrities with huge followings.

That’s the dream right? It certainly is the dream for many people these days. Going viral. Making it big.

But, what would you say? Why would you say it?

The recent controversy surrounding Logan Paul is a healthy reminder that being a ‘big star’ just isn’t good for many of us. With a huge following and audience, would you bring value to your listeners? Or would you lose control and, behave as ridiculously as he has? His ego appears to have ran away with him.

And now, his success might be unravelling.

YouTube has cut business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger who posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

Paul’s channels were removed from YouTube’s Google Preferred programme, where brands sell ads on the top 5% of the platform’s content creators.

YouTube also said it had put on hold original projects with the US vlogger.

Paul posted the video with a man’s body on 31 December, triggering widespread criticism.

– full story here.

Unless you live in a cave then you probably know this story. Silly boy wasn’t he?

He will pop up on a reality television show sometime in the near future, distraught about what happened but, eager to make amends and revive his “career.” We can be sure of this.

Back to that question though.

What would you say if you were a vlogger and had a huge following?

It’s worth considering the weight of this responsibility. Especially now, as the punishment for foolish and offensive online behaviour can be very serious. In fact, you don’t have to act up as badly as Logan Paul to be taken down by an angry mob.

This is another reminder that being a celebrity, going viral or having a massive audience might not always be the greatest thing.