This blog with be solely focused on my mind and thoughts... (on everything including fashion) but my personal fashion will be directed to a new blog: The Faceless Style
- Number of followers on your blog
- Number of friends on Facebook
- Number of likes on your Facebook profile picture
- Number of followers on instagram
- Number of likes on your instagram photo
- Number of times your friend has done something for you
- Number of times your boyfriend/husband has said 'I love you'
- Amount of cash
- Amount of cash spent on your present
- Amount of traffic to your blog
Every time you have an extra follower or friend on Facebook, or 'like' on a photo, you are happy, filled with butterflies of excitement. But it's short lived. It's addictive and you chase it... I certainly once did, and kind of still do. And it's so toxic. It's like a drug... to be chasing that 'rush'. And that is why I don't put up follower widgets on my blogs... I still get that excitement when all these things happen but I am trying to wash it out of my system, to remind myself that each time these things happen... that they don't mean anything... seriously, what does it mean at the end of the day?? The reason we get so happy is because it is symbolic of success, of influence, or power. But the flaw in this is that it's a interpretation of it, but isn't definitive of it.
I have been re-contemplating whether to put up a follower widget recently. But I came to the conclusion that an extra follower doesn't mean what you think or hope it will mean. That they are going to read and love every post you put up from now on. A follower these days usually just means they want you to follow them back and they don't really care what you have to say or put up. At the end of the day, this number is just a number and not a true representative of what you want it to represent.