Several weeks ago, I watched this video of a vlogger named Tom Kuegler on his page Finding Tom. He talked about one infamous video of another vlogger where he shamed and degraded a public transportation driver, it went viral and Tom went on to say that this vlogger did a terrible thing but still gets a lot of attention.
Tom stated in his video that there are good and bad content creators out there, and we need to be careful who we follow online.
This is so true in todays time, there are plenty of content creators that get backlash from what they did but still get attention from the public, they even get more famous for it. It’s all about publicity right? Tom also pointed out that these “bad content creators” get confidence because of the attention that they are getting, and they immediately think that every thing that they do is a great idea. The validation they get from the views, likes, and subscriptions fuels them to create more stupid content. Just like what Tom said, it takes away the attention from genuine creators who’s being cautious and mindful towards the viewers’ perception on what they intake from their video. These bad vloggers/bloggers get so much validation that they forget the content they make and how it’s going to be viewed by others, they think every one will like it just because they created it.
One more thing I hate about these bad content creators is how people still manage to waste their time on them, giving them attention and fame. Like, why? I mean you hate what they did so much but you still watch them? You still follow them? You create memes about them, the hypocrisy in that is way off the roof. I personally think that who and what you follow online says a lot about you, I mean you follow a certain topic because it resonates to your ideals right? I mean, for me I follow a certain personality online because of what they do, and how great their personality is. Deep inside, I want to do what they do or I want to be friends with them. My point there is that why do people follow a “bad vlogger/blogger”? What do they get from them? Like, vloggers who do dangerous pranks? (There’s a reason MTV Jackass is not suited in today’s time anymore). What do people get from it? Entertainment? Really? You enjoy making fun of others? Okay, that’s your choice, and that says something about yourself.
Many people now aspire to be a youtuber, blogger etc. But I seriously think that being an influencer has a responsibility on what they create and how it’s going to be viewed, and they should also aspire to be a role model whether they like it or not. I’m not buying what they say that they are not trying to please people. Basically, that’s what they signed up for when they decided that they want to be an influencer or internet famous. They were given a platform, they are a public figure, they take the good from it but there is also the bad in it, and whether they like it or not being cautious on their every move is part of their job.
The point of this post is to tell you that be careful who you follow, be careful of the content you take from social media and the internet. It may seem like it’s not a big deal but it is a big deal, it affects you in little ways that you don’t even notice. What you take from what you follow creates this image in your mind, that you unconsciously and suddenly want in your own life. It creates fake ideals that you’ll become upset later on because you don’t have it or it’s far from being achieved. What you follow online affects how you see yourself, and right now internet has its ways to bring that down. All I’m saying here is that don’t pressure yourself to follow the trends or to be updated all the time, follow what you love online and read things that will benefit you. Make internet and social media a healthy space again. 😄
I want to know who and what you follow online? Which celebrity? What topics and trends are you into? Let me know in the comments 😊
1,000 FOLLOWERS!!! That’s crazy though, like how? And why? 😂
Thank you all for the follows, likes, views, & comments. It all means a lot especially to a girl like me who started this to have an outlet of thoughts and emotions, never expecting any one would read it and actually relate to what I’m going through. Even though I wasn’t the most active, it’s really cool that people still read my old writings. ❤️
Today I am going to share with you guys about the free online mindfulness course that I enrolled in at The Mindful Modus.
I don’t know with you but I enjoy these kinds of things, where I can reflect and can help me in any way in terms of self discovery. So, in this mini online course, they will give you a guide where you have to answer a bunch of questions about being mindful, teaches you how to start being mindful. And if you are struggling of being aware and present, or processing your thoughts, you may need this guide.
At this point in my life, emotionally and mentally I am pretty calm lately. This guide was some sort of assurance that I am doing okay. Because there is a test in this guide about how mindful you are and I did great in it. I have no problem with being conscious of my surroundings especially with my own feelings and thoughts. I think that is my problem, I notice little details, and I feel and think of everything too much. So, I focus more about the processing of thoughts in this course. I sometimes get so overwhelmed with my thoughts, they all come to me at once.
But like what the guide said it is okay when you’re unable to focus because your mind wanders and that is normal. I learned to deal with these thoughts just recently, it is true what was said in this guide, that we need to divert our attention and just be present. For me, I often go inside my mind even while I’m talking with my friends or while watching TV etc. But I just need a snap to pull me back to my reality (that sounded so dramatic) and focus on what I’m actually doing and not what I am thinking. What I learned in this short course is that we all need a center to focus on, so that we can be present and so that we can have our attention at one thought at a time. The breathing exercise is great because it helps to calm ourselves especially when thoughts get crazy.
Be aware. Be present. Recognize and accept all your thoughts and let them pass.
I don’t want to give away everything that this course has to offer. So, check it out for yourself and it is free by the way. 🙌🏼😁 Just click the link here.
Today, I want to talk about my inspirations in writing especially when it comes to my “poetry”. I used quotation marks because I just really like to use rhyming words when it comes to writing so it’s really just a bonus to have it called a poetry.