I know what you're thinking. "Social Media isn't new. It's always been like this. Ok, boomer." First, I'm a Millenial/Gen Z cusper, but I understand where you're coming from.
I've noticed that lately, however, if you want to make it in the world and be recognized, you have to get into social media. And not just open a twitter account, but be all around social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, YouTube, Twitch, just anywhere you can plaster your face (or content, for those who don't want to show their face). People get engrossed in other people's lives and sometimes, one angle is just not enough. They need to follow everywhere.
For someone who barely remembered to eat daily, having to do all kinds of social media just to get out there is kind of jarring. Especially because I seem to not have the magical powers to make photos look gorgeous or make videos not look cringey. Is this what parents feel when they don't understand the latest technology? A little left behind?
Either way, we keep trying. Because we have to at least attempt to keep up to not get trampelled by the next generation of artists and creators who also need to get out there. But at the same time, going viral is something I don't personally like the idea of. I don't want to be known for 3 seconds and either beat a dead horse way too much to extend it or be forgotten in the next hour. I also don't want to live 24/7 on social media, thinking about how I can distribute this day I'm having so that it gets likes and shares. So it kind of sucks a little that that's the only way to get ahead in life in this moment.
Like I said, we have to try. I do have a POA twitter, I do have a
POA tiktok, I do have a POA instagram (and even one for my cats), I do have this blog, I do have an etsy. I don't live in them, though, so that's probably why they're not doing great...
Anyone else feel sort of drowned by social media or is it just me? Let me know in the comments.