As I sit in my favorite coffee shop, I stumble upon a conversation with a friend about the algorithms of social media. The facade of moving up in followers. The lies of corporate society that you might make it big. My passion to write and connect has been highlighted through Instagram connecting me with some of the most awesome and inspiring artists of all types. What is it that keeps the creativity alive without falling trap to desire to move up in the media world?
How often these days do we find inspiration through big names on social media? What would you do for another like, follow, comment?
I have found that so many blog posts have directly said that it is easier to find success through doing something similar as someone else instead of finding my own creative flow and putting something new into effect.
I am tired of living for a system that supports the big names, the big following, the common concepts. Get that nice car, to buy those nice brand names clothes, to take you to the place you saw on Instagram, to get the photo you saw on someone else’s page.
I am grateful for social media, and majority of the time spent scrolling through photos gives meaning and understanding to life by choosing to follow people that genuinely are inspiring. To have a place to share my blog with others and give an insight into my life’s passions.Photos are a key to life’s collection of memories, words written are documents of creative thoughts, and social media allows for connection to collaborate with wonderful, like minded souls.
Reflecting on this new year, I am happy to have a blog because it gives me freedom to have my own voice. I am free to travel and find new places with my set of eyes instead of through a screen. Asking the question.. How do I feel after scrolling through my feed? Am I left feeling refreshed by witnessing so much talent through other’s feeds or do I feel drowned by the same saturated content?
Craving something outside of the set stage. I want to dance, express, connect beyond levels of society. That is it. My life is a gift, not meant to be caged.
What are your feelings about social media? I enjoy having healthy connections in different opinions… Comment & Tell me what you think about the pros and cons of your experience in the media world.