NUMBERS, NUMBERS, NUMBERS do the numbers can really define who we are? A platform like Blogspot, or Wordpress was once a channel for those who wanted to have a diary online. We could write whatever we wanted without considering the numbers of fans, and followers back then. However, such platform has turned to a million dollar, when bloggers like us can actually make lots of money from it! I am not going to lie, but I think it is a great opportunity to turn what we love, to the career which makes money. Yet, it comes with passion, happiness, or even jealousy. Nowadays, there are a lot of people who want to start this career not only the earnings, but fame also. Free gifts, free clothes, free tickets to the events, who wouldn't love that? But remember that blogging is a passion, not a competition.
NUMBERS ARE A BITCH
"Why she has so many followers, though she doesn't deserve it?" So many bad and good comments in between in the social media. "OMG I love her style!", "She looks like a bitch to me, why so many people have followed her?", "I wish I had money to buy that Prada bag like her"...Way too many negative attitudes in the online world. Some may say it out loud, but I am sure that there are loads of unspoken bad comments also. Personally, I have seen many bloggers jealous one another, and it seems like a normal trend now. Like I always say that we are just a human-being, therefore it is normal to feel that way.
However, it can completely change the attitude towards other people by just a number of followers. One day when we have 100 followers, others may talk to us nicely, but once when we reach 100K, they may act differently. This happens in reality! Some are genuinely nice, and happy for the success, but there always be those who secretly jealous and never talk to us anymore. The numbers cannot define who we are. Some might have the real fans, while some may buy followers, who cares? We have started everything by ourselves, and deep down we should know how far we have become. It is all inside our heart, the progress we have achieved, and success we have had.
PASSION OVER COMPETITION
It will lead to a nightmare, if we let jealousy control us. Some may feel intimidated when seeing big bloggers with loads of followers, but that's a red flag idea because it will stop us from developing the new connection. Once, I met a blogger with so many followers, and I felt a bit nervous because I had no idea how to say hi, or tell her how much I loved her blog because I was scared by her numbers on a social media. However, I made up my mind to get rid of such ridiculous fear, and say hi to her directly. If only I let such down feelings devour me, I wouldn't be able to learn that those big bloggers are normal people just like us. You would be surprised that some are toooo friendly, while some can be arrogant just like that. Normal? Yes, it is absolutely normal! There are good and bad people in the world, so do humble and self-centered people. What I am trying to say is that let those numbers be the drive for success. Let the passion leads us to the goal. If brands are too busy looking for the social status such as those numbers, then fuck it. "YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, YOU DON'T NEED TO COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANYBODY" Let the action and dedication lead you to the achievement.