In today’s world it’s all about the internet; socializing, shopping and relationships, which researchers found to be happier and healthier on the internet! And on the internet it’s all about your image. I mean, isn’t that what we’re all infatuated with? Images? You have an option to “like” an image or give it a thumbs up or down. We all want to follow the influencers and wish it were us living their lifestyle. It’s almost like a dream. We are all living vicariously through these perfect specimens and their perfect lives. And as we scroll through their images, we rate them. And the more “likes” they get, the more popular they are. That popularity then turns in to more followers and more followers turn in to a decent income! That’s a pretty sweet deal!
So everyone that’s trying to make a buck as a social media influencer is consistently working on their image. But is it actually real? I mean, with so many gadgets out there that can improve your image, how do we know what’s real and what’s been altered? And do we even care?
I remember taking a pic with my brother and, before he posted our “night out”, he whitened our teeth, took in our waistline and lowered his hairline! It was the first time I’d seen this app and I was flabbergasted by it! I felt like Cinderella and he was my fairy god brother. Come to find out, pics are not the only thing you’re able to alter. You can also alter the number followers you have!
If you didn’t post it then it didn’t happen! A term I hear a lot these days when I’m out at social events trying to be “social” but the only time you can really get a moment to interact is when you gather in clusters trying to fit in to the frame of a camera phone. Yes, I love social media, yes I’m a part of the ever growing limitless selfie craze but am I really a part of it?
I have an Instagram, 2 accounts for that matter. One personal and one professional to promote my career as an interior designer. I don’t have that many followers just yet, especially on my professional account. Seems people are more interested in the design of my face than a 10-million-dollar home. Guess I should take that as a compliment. I was considering buying Instagram followers to boost my image. Isnt that what everyone is doing anyway?
Buying instagram followers? Im not convinced that the average Joe Shmoe and his 23 cats have way more followers than I do. But then again he is promoting his start up company selling kitten mittens. I know so many needy baby cats with little cold paws. To be honest I was more interested in the fact that he had 100x more followers and likes than I do in followers.