✖ why being yourself is the best way to grow your social media channels?

We are living in a world, where most of our lives are determined by something that is happening over at Social Media. We're living a life, where we want to post everything remotely interesting happening in our lives live on Instagram and Facebook just so others could see how interesting our lives are. It's like one big highlight reel, everyone is getting caught up into and it's making us feel all kinds of different emotions from being happy for someone into pure jealousy.

However, today I'm not here to chat about how the Social Media makes us feel, I'm here to chat about the need to grow our social media accounts. Followers are the thing, just like likes, followers seem to determine something in our lives. More followers, more value we seem to have. Although, we can't be sure if Instagram is up in 2020 and what if it isn't, has all the work gone to waste?

We are constantly finding more ways to grow on different platforms. Ways on how to become an influencer of some sort, constantly counting numbers, followers, likes and what time it is the perfect time to post, what kind of content we should post and how we should brand ourselves. Is there a niche of some sort, what if I'm used to posting pictures of home decoration on my Instagram, can I place a picture of my face on my grid? Our lives are revolving in the middle of thoughts like this. We are constantly comparing ourselves to others and trying to find solutions on feeling better of ourselves in a platform that doesn't want us to be what we are; our own selves.

Today, I am here to share a pro tip with you guys.
Being yourself is the best way to grow your social media channels.

And I'm not even lying. There isn't another person like you and that's what makes you special. Looks like we're living in an era, where everyone tries to be the next Zoella, or achieve the same social media status as Kardashians kids. We are constantly copying viral tweets from others, in a hope that they'd go viral too and give us followers. We are benchmarking other Instagram users with big followings and trying to figure out what it is that they do, in order to grow our own accounts. But is that all really necessary?

The idea of being yourself to grow your social media channels might sound a bit naive, but let me cut this up for you in small chunks so it's easier to chew. Do we need one more video in speed about how one styles different pieces of clothing? If you've seen three tweets about the same topic that are literally the same, a word to word, during the same week from three different users, do we really need to post those same things? Why do we want to be something else than we are, so much that we think that would be our key to our own success?

This might come across as a cliché quote from Pinterest, but the greatest superpower you have is that you are you and not someone else.

The twist here is, that it's easier said than done. It's easy for me trying to convince other people on being themselves on social media, even though I know that it's a very difficult thing to do. We are constantly told what we should be, where we should go, how we should talk and act on social media. We are constantly influenced by different lifestyles and it's easy to imagine it's something we should try to achieve.

What you should do, instead, is to let go of that feeling that you aren't good enough as you are. You shouldn't belittle yourself and your achievements, nor you should feel bad if there's something you want to share online. Every little thing matters if you decide so. And to be honest, your life probably doesn't differ from the life of a social media influencer as much as you think it might.

Being yourself is your greatest asset. There are billions of different people in the world, different things to offer. And while everyone is trying to be the same, there isn't anyone like you. Every single one of us has different things to offer.

I asked my friend once, why he went out with me for a beer. He told me, that because it's an experience he wouldn't be able to get anywhere else. And trust me, when you find that, everything begins to fall in their own place.

1 comment

  1. Love, love, love this. Amazing post (as usual I must say!)


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