We were chatting with a friend recently who expressed her frustration with social media, and our conversation is what inspired us to write this post because we feel so strongly about this topic.
She said, “I’m frustrated because I am a real girl, with real sh*t, and I talk about real things! I guess I just feel I have a voice that I want to be heard.” Does this sound familiar to you?
Do you want to know what made her feel that way? Her follower count.
Social media provides a huge opportunity and massive, worldwide platform for everyone (businesses, bloggers, influencers, etc.) but it can be toxic to our mindset. Besides the fact that maintaining your social media presence is extremely stressful between providing great content, keeping up with your aesthetics, and doing these things consistently, social media shifts our focus without us even really realizing it.
What we mean by this is you subconsciously start prioritizing the wrong things: numbers. It’s inevitable to worry about the material aspects of social media: your followers, your likes, and your comments, but focusing on the numbers alone can lead to stunting your growth and killing your mindset!