Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? Don’t get lost…

It has been a while since my last post. I took a little break before and during my birthday. Oh and a little after too. I took this time to gather myself together, give a little love to my personal life (loads of me time and family time) and of course sort out my schedule for the blog and everything else related to my very weird social media work. I can’t even begin to tell you the hell I am in trying figure out how i can get back to vlogging. I have always believed in taking a break from time to time because this world (this social media world) gets a little too much and we forget our own life and our own self. We get tired and uninspired. Obviously this affects our work, our drive to share and create. So taking some time off can be good.

Anyways, there has been so many issues lately – loads from Instagram of course with the algorithm making a mess of things, from fake followers to fake photos and that never ending question of self-worth. To be honest with you, I am sick and tired of reading rants all over the internet. I understand people are upset and it can get frustrating. But if you stop and think about it, just a little, you will realize how absolutely stupid it is to waste our time with all that mess.

Let me ask you this. Why did you start blogging? Was it to get people to like you? Was it to get thousands of likes on a photo that you shared? This by the way seems to give people a sense of worth. I don’t get it but that is how it seems. Ok let’s continue. Was it to be famous? Or feel like you’re famous? Was it to earn money? Oh, oh and was it for a smack load of freebies and free dinner? Or was it because you simply wanted to share?

Blogging was created as a platform to share. Pretty much the same idea for Instagram and all the other social media sites. We all went for it. And we all started our own thing. From sharing our passion for life, for fashion, for food, for beauty. For anything else that drives us, that inspires us, and pushes us to explore so many possibilities – from the images we create, through our random thoughts and our wacky videos.

So don’t get lost in the system.

Get up. Move forward. And remember why you started in the first place.

Who cares if there is nobody reading or watching. Did that even matter when you started? Who cares if there are only 10 likes. Is your self-worth measured with those likes? Who cares if other people have a bigger following or fake followers for that matter?! Does ranting over it increase your own following or does it just give you a huge headache? Who cares if your algorithm sucks big time. Engaging has always meant putting in that extra effort to converse and exploring new profiles means gaining exposure. We all  did our part when we were starting out, so that doesn’t mean we can’t do it now.

In the end, these are all just numbers. It can never ever measure up to the worth of your effort, your time, your passion, and the entire value of your blog. Remember that.

Huge respect goes to fellow bloggers who just minds their own business, doing their thing and keeps on going no matter what, creating amazing content, sharing their beautiful thoughts and just winging it with passion and overflowing inspiration.

cc: @lookingforabura and @biancadanise for the great conversations these past few weeks about this and may we no longer have headaches and anxiety attacks about it. ?





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