Good morning loves!
Well, I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t been a minute! Lol!
I’ve been thinking long and hard about what my first article back on the blog would be about and figured it should at least come with a “BANG“, or something of that nature.
I’m not sure if that will be the case today, but I’m most certainly going to give it my best shot.
Most of you already know that I’m not hyped about 24/7 hour shifts in Cyber land, but I do whole-heartedly believe that “if anything is worth doing, then it must at least be done WELL, or not at all”.
Being off social media (and particularly the blog) for a little over a month helped me put quite a number of things into perspective, namely : finding the right balance between working on & attaining my real life goals, all the while cultivating & sustaining a sort of fictitious/virtual existence on social media. Because let’s be honest here, that’s sort of what it IS (at least for a large part of the virtual community) : you “wake up, dress up, and SHOW up”, coffee shots and selfies included!
I know many of you, especially bloggers, can identify with the disillusion, and eventual ‘paranoia’, that come from suddenly being a sort of, “cyber-star”!
Everybody seems to love and worship you, swearing by every fashion or lifestyle choice you make. Normal – you’ve become an “ideal”…a sort of “Virtual God”. In YOU we trust!
Your life, or rather, your “virtual” life has taken airs of a dramatic soap opera, complete with prose-like comments and heart-eyed emoticons.
And yet ironically, somewhere, far away from the ego-comforting wish-wash, where “straight talk” and “realism” reside, thrives an unwavering and persistent fear of potentially “losing it all“. For instance, the anxiety of potentially missing out on the action when you’re off social media a whole day, let alone a week, and imagining having to bid farewell to a few prized followers in the process, for some, is a nightmare close to none; All because you didn’t show today – REAL life priorities obliged!
THIS, friends, is the melo-dramatic reality of being “out there”, surfing the frenzy cyber wave.
But the question isn’t necessarily “whether or not you are ready for virtual fame” but rather “how far you are willing to go to keep the virtual flame burning“? Where does one draw the line between pursuing cyber ascension and staying grounded?
In a world where social media and the place we occupy in it has been outrageously blown out of proportion, it’s maybe time we took a step back and measured our subsequent choices against our priorities.
It is time we realized that purpose & significance in life do not fit into a 2-inch screen. They are neither measured by our virtual popularity nor by the number of people we manage to convince “how cool” we are. All efforts towards any kind of success should not be aimed at “being loved” but instead encourage “respect“, promote “excellence” and be directed at “being significant“.
Much love to you all
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