The internet really is a mind field. Every day it grows. A new website is developed, a new blog post is written, a new social media platform evolves and another user logs on to the internet.
The whole concept of the internet completely blows my mind, we as a generation and society heavily now rely on search engines to ask our questions, solve our problems and even diagnose our medical conditions.
It’s a powerful use of technology which I massively appreciate but do wonder, what life would like without it and what was it like before it was developed? How would we cope?
No, the wonder elderly people complain about their families being consumed by their phones and social media because it must be so alien to them. As a 21-year-old, living in 2018 I’ve grown up with it and have known nothing different.
I’m feeling really deflated at the minute with my blog, the blogging world and social media. I’m almost sick of it. I’m sick of the superficial world within social media.
I envy bloggers who’ve ‘made it‘. By ‘made it‘ I mean created a career out of it. Who’ve gone viral on Instagram, who’ve got a clear voice on Twitter and who’ve reached their target audiences. But, then I think how much pressure they must be under because with popularity comes pressure and presence.
I try to not let the likes on Instagram reach and engagements get to me, even though it is a pain in the arse! I recently read that 70% of Instagram posts don’t get seen by followers since the algorithm update and it makes me think, what’s the point? What’s the point in putting all this effort in for a measly few likes? What’s even the point of the platform if we’re not going to be seen by the people who have CHOSEN TO FOLLOW US?!
What’s been really bugging me is the fakers. I’ve touched on this before on here before but some people never fail to amaze me at the lengths they’ll go through to keep up this ‘Instagram famous persona‘. I’d love to sit down with somebody who’s bought their followers to ask why they feel the need to fraud their friends, family even and worst of all businesses. Why and how do the fakers get so desperate? It’s not the be all and end all having x amount of Instagram followers.
I’ve felt a lack of inspiration for content creation. Maybe it’s because it’s the beginning of the year and everything’s, well a little bit dry. The likes of January, February are pretty boring for me, mainly because I’m skint of course and planning my holidays. I find it also really hard to be ‘different’. Differentiating yourself from other bloggers is also REALLY hard. The people who read my blog and enjoy my content, thank you.
While I’m on this rant, I’m also really over the bitching. As much as I love the blogging community, I am so over being nice to everyone because it’s rarely reciprocated which is really sad. Therefore, some people just don’t deserve the effort from me.
It irritates me when I see bloggers slating another blogger for their code of practice. Perhaps the world would be a better place as a whole if all just concentrated on our own lives instead of on others. Who am I or you to dedicate how someone else writes?
The internet can be a horrible, negative place sometimes and it’s best to just distance yourself from it. Cut out the negativity and focus on the positive.
One person who’s been restoring my faith in our niche has been Plain Sarah Jayne. I’ve told you all how great Sarah is before on here but I just want to say it again, she really is amazing! Sarah is such a lovely, genuine person who really inspires me and my blog. I love being around her and she’s killing it in the blogsphere. I really look forward to catching up with her every week!
Maybe I just need a little blog break, clear my head of these negative thoughts and focus on being more positive.
In collaboration with Tobi*