This week social media has been on the eye of the hurricane and I feel I also need to express myself on this topic.
I started this blog almost a year ago with the aim to share my passions, my thoughts, my photography, my experiences, things that made me happy… and I feel that along the way I’ve been losing this passion that I started with. Don’t get me wrong, I still love blogging, but I have this sense that I haven’t been doing exactly what I had initially planned in my mind.
Why? Oh!! that’s an easy one: because of FEAR.
Fear of not being accepted, fear of not having success, fear of saying something I shouldn’t, fear of being “discovered” by the ones that know me in real life, fear, fear, FEAR…. Always fear. And with every scary situation I went through, a little bit of my creativity & passion was gone. I thought the more followers I had the better and happy I’d be and so I spent hours trying to get attention.
When summer arrived I stopped blogging regularly (one has its preferences) and my audience decreased drastically and never grew again. What am I doing wrong? Is there a problem with me? Absolutely not!! But you know… my brain sometimes doesn’t want to hear what my heart has to say.
So after this summer my blogging analytics went down, and with it my passion felt hurt. I felt trapped in a 2D world cage, I felt unoriginal, always posting the same kind of stuff… And then this thing about Essena quitting social media happened and that made me think…Oh God, that made me think A LOT!!
I wanna be real, guys. Real and honest and true. I want to take part of this revolution that I can see coming. It’s here, I can feel it.
A revolution about health, environment, compassion, passion, truth, creativity, freedom, self-confidence, reality, life. This, guys, it’s happening!!
I want to be real and by no means quit social media. We have it now, we have all the power to be listened, to change this world for better. To take care about the environment, justice, health, to follow our passions, our dreams. We have this power to scream our message -whatever that is- we have this power because of social media, remember that. So let’s take advantage of this super-power!! Let’s be heroes, real heroes, human heroes!!
We think we are a brain washed generation but what about our parents or grandparents generation?? They would probably have to work in the same business as their parents (because that’s how it worked) or maybe they couldn’t work at all because they were women and they weren’t allowed and if they did they would have to study hard to PROVE themselves (now you can do something with your life without studying if you wish so), they had to get married with someone and have children in order to be “normal” and accepted by society… But they weren’t brain washed?!! We are as brain washed as we want to be… We’ve never have had more information, we’ve never been more free!! And it’s up to us how we use this freedom that we are given.
Let’s take what is ours, let’s take this freedom and change the world. Actually, do everyone a favour and don’t try to change the world, just spread your message with passion and eventually the world will change a little bit if you are lucky.
I wanna talk about important things, about life. I want to talk???!! I want to have a conversation!! I want you guys to take part in it!! Let’s talk about life, let’s have real chats! I have so many projects in my mind… So many ideas.
Last night I couldn’t sleep because I was excited about the future. My ideas get me excited and it’s 3:37 am as I’m writing this words. This world is so beautiful… I want to go out there and take pictures and feel the air and breathe and laugh and then come home and maybe write a post about it. Why? Not because I want to be approved by you but because I want to SHARE this beautiful moment with you. I might not be from Australia, you may not be from Barcelona. Let’s share the world.
See it this way: If I give you an idea (say idea, moment, experience, knowledge…) and you give me your idea, automatically we both will have two ideas… If I had kept this idea for myself I’d never grow as an individual because I’d always have had the same idea.
So here’s my word: I promise I’ll make a difference. I’ll talk real and I’ll make changes (blog & life talking). I’ll make quality content rather than posting religiously the days I told myself I’d post to engage you. I’ll keep away from social media when I’m with real people but as soon as I’ll get home I’m determined to share that moment with you!! And in return, I just ask you to give me your thoughts… Because at the end of the day this is what matters. Connection: Real people from around the world having real conversations about real stuff. (Sorry for the over use of reality!!).
So please, PLEASE, keep dreaming, keep caring, keep creating, keep believing & keep SHARING. Because I’ll be doing that too. And it feels so good!!
I truly believe that we, all together, can create a better world, a better comunity, a better life.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
P.S: Now it’s 4:15 in the morning. I guess it’s time to say Good Night!!