The best way to describe the age that we’re living in right now, is the golden age. The age of technological advancements, of maximising our times and living more exciting live, and also experiencing more Instagram-able moments.
I did a post on social media a while back, and my opinions remain the same, there’s nothing wrong with sharing your life online, of connecting with friends and family all over the world. In fact, we’re so much more digitally connected as a society than we ever were before.
But, there’s a line that has to be drawn.
If I was trying to say that it’s entirely a bad thing, I would very much be labelling myself as a hypocrite, I too have an Instagram that’s themed and aesthetic, I have various other platforms I use too. But I take whatever comes my way with a pinch of salt. And that’s not entirely a bad perspective to take.
Sharing our lives the way we do, expressing ourselves the way we do, there’s no surprise things like viral images, viral videos and viral sites exist. In fact, it helps fuel the whole agenda. Just like social media platforms, going viral isn’t entirely bad. It’s helped kick-start people’s careers, its brought a spotlight onto becoming self-employed and brought lots of popular attention to issues in society. But, of course, there’s a downside, sometimes the things that go viral are tragic, are upsetting, violent and can be a trigger for some.
For me personally, considering the idea of becoming viral in the context of my blog scares me. That’s the simplest way I can put it, having lots of attention, lots of likes, comments, can very quickly turn ugly. Perhaps, not intentionally, but in my head that spotlight can lead to expectations, to negativity and can really affect our mental and emotional states.
And that’s not what I’m here for. I’m not trying to say it’s a bad thing, because it may not be, it’s the way you react to the situation, the way you handle it that can make all the difference. I’ve been blogging for almost four years, and it’s been three since I found my niche and I’ve been growing steadily with not much expectation. I find this so much easier to deal with, because at the end of the day, this is just a hobby. I’m a full-time student with bills to pay and a life outside the internet to live.
One day I may consider making money off what I do, but for now, this arrangement suits me just fine.
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