As days go by, every single hour single minute is well-spent by your desire, but have you ever realized that you are living in an era of technology consumption? Like an Instagram issue that I discussed in this post, or even a normal scene by surrounding people who seem to spend their time in moving their thumbs up&down on the screens. Yes, I am one of those people who couldn't live without such gadget because I addicted to social media.
We all have different reasons why we have to use these social media networks, some want to get in touch with friends/families/coworkers and etc while some take advantage of them as inspirational sources. Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and other social medias are necessary if you live in the industry of entertaining such as art and fashion because it can be a place which you can showcase your masterpiece, however, I read a survey of an attitude of some people towards such social medias, and the result was a bit surprising yet agreeable as they commented "It is a place where we all show off to one another"
It sounds harsh but if you think of it as a case study, I think it can be true though. It can be said that fashion bloggers like us need social medias, and social medias need us because they are the fast track to spread the words. However, it doesn't mean that you have to have loads of followers to make you look cool.
Personally, I have observed wide variety photos yet look alike at some points in many users'. And why is that happening? Because we all want to be cool, to be accepted by others. Everyone wants to be accepted, I do too but is it really that important to be like somebody else to make yourself look cool? I have been in this industry for almost 3 years, and I have learnt from many people I have met including those bloggers who bought Instagram's followers and those wannabe types. The thing is, do you wanna be like someone else or rather be "you" the one who defines your own coolness? If you want to change or modify yourself to look like others, then what's the point of being you? Some might question "But how we are gonna reach the brands if we don't have many followers?" My simple answer is "Would you prefer brands who only care your followers or your work?" I myself don't have 10k followers, and never think of wasting my money to buy them because I just want to be liked and appreciated of who I really am not the numbers shown. I have been rejected by some brands because I don't have certain followers they expect, but there are brands who also really look at my portfolio, and that's why they say yes to the collaborations.
Most brands I have collaborated with are very friendly and don't take the opportunities for granted. And one of the brands I really admire is "Margo" the jumper I am wearing right now also provided by them. The head designer of Margo added me on Facebook, and we have been talking since then. She has never asked me for numbers of followers or traffic, but only said "I love your style"
So, what I can learn from all of my experiences is that you can get many inspirations from others as you like, but eventually there is only you in this world. Yes just you.
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