Working in an industry where how many “likes” you get has more weight than the actual content of the social media post, it’s easy to get caught up in the “likes” forgetting the reason these avenues of social influence exist.
I always found it interesting how someone can post up a picture of a wall, an empty wall with no art or nothin’, and get 200+ likes. And only God knows how a cat can get 1000 likes.
If I had a voice over 200 people listen to on a daily basis, what would I say to them?
“Look at my body”,
“Look at my face”,
“Look how fast I can run in this popularity race”
If you got it, flaunt it, right?
The more I have to delve into social media, for research purposes, of course, the more I sense this spirit of narcissism creeping over me. As if all I want is to keep refreshing the page to see how many “likes” I have. As if somehow the likes are correlated to my worth as a social icon.
Is this what Paul meant when he said “But mark this, there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves.”?
Am I becoming a lover of my self?
Master Yuri’s Advice for Making it on Social Media:
The only way to stand out, is to make content that cannot be ignored.
Challenge to self: As thin as a line it is, find a way to use social media to add value and serve people, rather than pointing that spotlight on me.
Thinking of: The amazing cast and crew, no drama llama mama, the guy next door, squeezing that noodle juice out and GNOSIS IN 5 DAYS!