Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Price of Fame

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When fame comes knocking at your door, it's hard to refuse. Fame leads to new opportunities and thus new ways to make some cash. However, as with anything else in life, fame comes with a price to pay. No matter how far back your fame had started, it seems like it often has a way of coming back at the most inopportune of times. In order to prevent fame from spoiling your life, it is necessary to understand how the Internet plays its role in the spreading of fame's negative consequences and what you can do to curb them.

With the Internet age came a severely restricted sense of privacy. Things that used to be done free from the public eye have suddenly become incredibly hard to keep personal. Now, in addition to the growing number of paparazzi, nearly everyone carries a smartphone with picture and video capabilities, meaning more opportunities for embarrassing personal information to be uploaded online and spread like wildfire. Obviously, it would be nice to live a perfectly clean life, free from incident that would be controversial so that nothing bad could ever be caught on camera, but we all know that is impossible.

It is easy to see the repercussions of fame, because all you need to do is turn on the TV. Countless celebrities have been judged harshly for nearly every action they take, no matter the intent. No matter how hard you try, there's bound to be some bad publicity to leak out. So, the first key to battling the ugly parts of fame is to keep your head above water. Don't take every comment or opinion personal, because if you do, you'll drown. It's essential to take the high road and let the naysayers look like the ones who should be embarrassed.

The second key to staying ahead of the negativity is to take action in suppressing the articles, videos, reviews or images that may make you look poorly. With virtually the entire online world revolving around search engine results, controlling what shows up first after a search about you can make an enormous difference. A professional firm can be hired to deal with such problems by pushing more positive articles, videos, reviews or images higher up the chain of search results, burying the negative ones deeper below the surface. Of course, nothing can be truly removed from the Internet, but staying on top of the problem is the best option to fight back. If this is an area you need assistance in, Centel Media™specializes in these services and can improve your image online.

Although fame can be overwhelming and at times bothersome, keeping these tips in mind will help you battle back against the bad repercussions of fame and enjoy the many benefits that come along.

By Matt Shaffer,
Creative Writer,

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