You don’t dress like that all the time.
You can’t possibly drink Starbucks everyday.
Sound familiar? Well anyone who takes the daily scroll through social media might know what I’m talking about. People who act like their lives are put together and stunning. Instagram is a prime example. Nearly all of a person’s photos are clean and polished with good contrast, lighting, posture, and overall picture quality.
Really? Is that how your life is?
I thought I was crazy for being the only one thinking this until one of my friends brought it up as well. She was scrolling through Instagram and made a scrunchy face as she saw some particular users post the same type of photos over and over. It may involve the same background, object, selfie, and so forth.
Is it wrong or bad they’re doing this? No. The problem is that it doesn’t let them be as authentic to their users as they could be. The point of this post is not to bully and point a finger at people, the point is to be authentic, be yourself.
Just because other bloggers, entrepreneurs, working professionals, etc. post coffee pictures doesn’t mean you have to. Just because they post about pictures of their boots and how ready for the fall season doesn’t mean you have to.
Be yourself, share what’s going on in your life, not what you think you should be posting.
If you have a hobby, share it. If there is some quirky anecdote you want to share, share it.
Post and share on social media that showcases you, not content and/or an image you think you should have because of others.
Polished image away
your authentic self shines now
show you, show true, always
Photo by: Joshua Earle