As a blogger/musician/actress, I understand the importance of social media; it’s a valuable tool to use for getting your work out there. With so many platforms to use, it can sometimes be overwhelming. While I enjoy the use of social media professionally, I have to admit in my everyday life, it makes me crazy. I thought I’d take some time this week to talk about the importance of not taking social media too seriously, and remembering that people always paint their lives to be better than they really are.
It’s no secret that social media can eat up hours of our day. With smartphones, it’s so easy to find ourselves mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or Instagram. When Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms really became popular, I was in high school. At that time, I always found myself comparing my life to the pictures people were posting. I’d think to myself, “Why do they have something I don’t?” Or, “Their life seems so much better than mine!” As an adult, I’ve learned that people are only posting what they want you to see; what makes them look their best.
As an artist, I post things on social media in the hope that people see the real me. I want to help make the world a better place through my music and this blog. However, I don’t look at my followers, “likes,” or anything like that because that’s not why I do this. I do this because I was inspired by one of my favorite actresses to find a creative outlet when my acting seemed to be at a standstill. I hope everyone reading this knows they are worth more than any amount of followers, comments, or “likes.” And remember, the grass always looks greener through a filter on Instagram.