Q&A: 5 Minutes With The Guy Who Says “Is This Even Still A Thing?” In Every Single Comments Section
How did you discover your calling?
I don’t know if I can really put a finger on it. I think I was just reading an article one day, and then the next day I saw another article about the same subject. I checked the date and everything, and, sure enough 24 hours had passed. So I wrote “Is this even still a thing?” and left it at that. I didn’t think anything would come of it.
So you invented it?
Basically, yeah. It wasn’t a thing. Now it is. So I guess so.
What happened next?
Well I guess it snowballed from there. Soon everywhere I looked, I could see people posting about things that had already been posted about weeks, days, even minutes ago. It really unlocked a whole new way of thinking for me.
How do you decide where to share your wisdom?
Oh, I don’t. I don’t have time for that. It’s all about the hustle. Sure, not every shot’s going to land, but it’s a tough market out there. A lot of people are trying to do what I do. Every day, I’m hustling, I’m in every comment section, saying “Is this even still a thing?” because I know what it takes to win.
Has anything ever actually been a thing?
Maybe. If it has, I haven’t seen it. I feel like I’m chasing the white rabbit, you know? Whenever I think I’ve found something which feels like it actually could be a thing, I scroll down to the comment section and someone else is saying “Is this still a thing?”. So, you know, obviously it’s not a thing. It can be disheartening. But I can’t win them all.
What advice would you give for other people who also want to say “Is this a thing?” in every comment section?
Well, it’s tough. I’m not going to lie. This is a tough market. If you’re just getting into the commenting business, it might be easier to start with something more accessible – slurs, accusations of bias, that kind of work. See if you can find someone to mentor you.
What’s next for you?
I’m thinking about becoming one of those people who says “Wow, people still play X?” instead. I think the market there is a little less crowded there.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today.
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