I’ve been shying away from social media recently.
Because I got bored and annoyed.
We all know that Instagram photos are not all real, most of them are filtered and for many people it’s a daily job so they work hard on light, angle and perfect shot.
I know and still I got bored of people who yesterday were normal and today they’re trying to sell me proteins.
So I stop following or paying attention to merchandise and I ask myself
Who do I look for on social media?
A lot of people I follow on social media are athletes, entrepreneurs or creatives so mostly people that inspire me, that are in the position I’d like to be one day. I look into their insights, I look for their advice and I’m jealous in a healthy way. What it means? I envy but at the same time I think how to get one day in that same spot they are in.
Then I follow people who are not super humans but make me smile and never fake a smile themselves.
Sometime though I have a weak moment and all I want is peace and quiet and I don’t mind being vulnerable.
That’s why people I follow must be authentic. If they show me 24 hours of their day or 7 days of their week I can’t believe it’s all smiles and roses. I’m not looking for drama so I don’t need to see your tears but don’t sell me motivational quotes all the time. Authenticity, weakness and getting up after you fell. And celebrating your victories.
You might say I look for a real life online while we all know real life is elsewhere. Social media are a huge part of my life so yes, I want realness on social media as well. I look for humor, art, information and opinion. There are no more boundaries between real and online life and we’d better get used to it and make online world better.
I don’t mind people having their accounts set like a pieces of art but that’s quite evident and you know what to expect. I don’t mind people putting some filters on their photos or telling their stories in a certain way.
Just tell your story, choose your filter, choose your soundtrack but be true.