'Balance you life' what does this even mean? It happened when I felt as if I wanted to shut myself down due to that kind of disgusting feeling towards social media in these days.
Don't get me wrong, I still love the social media and digital marketing, but somehow that kind of pressure I had for the past few days made me wanna throw my phone away since I just couldn't stand Instagram and other medias anymore. Now I realize why some bloggers even say that they feel overwhelmed because of these platforms. The thing is I love to browse all the cool photos on Instagram, I have followed a wide variety of artists and National Geographic photographers because their masterpiece of artwork is truly beyond the word amazing. However, I had critically look at myself, as well as, other instagrammers during the past couple of days and I questioned myself 'What's the point of me posting photos and let the world know what's going on because actually nobody cares about it...' I felt utmost overwhelmed by the tension. Maybe it was just me, but to be honest I feel that Instagram is just another place for people to compete one another.
I have 100K followers, I have 1,000 likes in each photos, I am out for the photoshoot, Omg look at me i'm a fashionista, look at me I just bought Prada...but truth is nobody gives a s***. Some people only like the photos only to increase likes for themselves. Have you ever had that person who's actually a stranger but suddenly like 10 photos of yours in a row? Maybe it's a blogger's norm I don't even know. I'm not gonna lie but I tried that strategy too! Is it work? Yes, it is! People will be able to notice you and your account more. However, the more I tried, the more I failed on balancing my serenity. Why? Because I felt like I had to be on the screen all the time, my eyes were in pain, also my mind was in a rush state yet desperate to get more likes. Some people may like this kind of tactic but I'm not. I would rather be at peace and let the work showcases of themselves.
Especially the hashtag like #follow4follow #likesforlikes #shareforlike WTF are these hashtags for?! I used to love Instagram more in those days, but now it's only one of the networking tools we all use. I thought Instagram was a place for people who love to show their photos and other pieces of art but now it seems to be a place for the users to find their voices and become online divas. However, it still be one of the good networking places not only to showcase your stuff but also get to know others :)
Well, I still use Instagram anyway, so no more complaining lol
Velvet black kimono- Pretty Little Thing