Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Not Popular

My son said to me the other day that he was mad that a song he liked was so popular. He wanted to be the only one who knew about it.

I know exactly how he feels. I felt that way with Twilight. I liked the books, but as soon as people became so obsessed with it, I backed away. I've only seen one of the movies.

I enjoy being the only one to know about a great song or a cool book. It's like my own private heaven. Of course that's not realistic and if it's any good, eventually it will get popular.

But there's always another song or book to find that no one knows about.


How about you? Is there anything that you liked that you wish you could have kept to yourself?

12 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Chocolate. Then my 12 year old would quit stealing mine. :D

Anne Gallagher said...

lol Self-publishing. Then I wouldn't have to fight so hard for placement in the ranks!

Connie Keller said...

I agree with Anne. Self-publishing would have been fun to keep to myself. Although if everyone else hadn't been doing it, I probably wouldn't have been brave enough to do it on my own.

mshatch said...

I liked twilight, too; now I sometimes feel guilty for it! And I only saw the first two movies. I just didn't care for Kristin Stewart as Bella. I liked Robert Patinson as Edward tho :)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I get like this with songs and movies sometimes, but not so often with books. Ha, wonder what that says about me.
~ Wendy

Jessica Nelson said...

Nah. I feel vindicated when I love something and then it becomes popular. I want to thumb my nose and say "told you so". *Grin*

Monica B.W. said...

YES! There's this Mexican singer, Luis Miguel, that I would have kept for myself, lol.

Jo said...

LOL I get that... every time I find a musical artist that I think is "new and unknown," I get really excited! It makes me feel very hip. But then I'm disappointed when I find out that they're way more popular than I thought they were... I guess that's kind of silly. It's a good thing for those artists that they're popular! But sometimes I just want them to be my little secret.

LTM said...

Ew! I was like that w/Twilight! I liked the books when they first came out, but then when everyone went crazy for them, I kind of backed off, too! I've only seen the first two movies, and the second b/c a friend dragged me to it. :D

It is totally unrealistic to feel that way, of course. <3

Jennifer Hoffine said...

I feel this way too. It reminds me of an old country song (I think Barbara Mandrell) that's titled "I was country when country wasn't cool."

For me, it's about not wanting to be a joiner...I always want to think I'm doing my own thing.

Michael Horvath said...

As an extreme introvert I like to keep myself to myself. What I don't understand is why I make myself stand out with long hair, earrings and tattoos. It's hard enough not drawing attention to myself being 6'5" tall.

Bonnee Crawford said...

I totally see where you and your son are coming from. Especially about the Twilight books. I started reading them when the hype first started and I thought to myself, "Yeah, they're alright, but they're not THAT good." I don't know if that's what you mean or not... but there's this one little place by a river that my friends and I go and hang out by sometimes, and no one else goes there, and I hope no one else ever does. It's our little spot.