Saturday, 8 July 2017

Likes and followers do not define your worth

I think sometimes people need to be reminded that social media is not real life. It does not define a person, and it especially does not define their worth.

In a world obsessed with how our lives are portrayed online, it can be easy to forget that there is a person behind the likes and followers. It can be easy to make an assumption that the more likes and followers a person has, the more interesting, attractive, or worthy they are.

Likes don't make you a good person. Likes don't make you motivated, passionate, creative or interesting. 10000 followers doesn't make you kind or happy. Double tapping on a screen to like someone's post on Instagram takes no time at all, and neither does a button to follow someone on Twitter.

In the blogging world, it can be really easy to get wrapped up in numbers, trying to promote yourself over social media and get your platform noticed. However even if you only have one loyal follower, surely that's an achievement? (Hi Mum!) You have managed to keep one person captivated - interested in your life and what you have to say. I always think that it's the way you make people feel that really matters, as that is what they will remember, and if your blog or social media platform makes just one person happy, then surely that's an incredible achievement.

Don't rely on others for your self-worth, especially if that comes from numbers on a screen that represent people that don't really know you. Upload to your social media as much as you like, but spend the rest of the time focusing on what really matters - the people that love you for who you are, 6 followers or 6 million followers.

Hannah x

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