26, 08, 2015
As a blogger and social media strategist (my day job), I am in front of a computer 16 of the 24 hours of the day. Most times I enjoy it, but there are many times when it gets annoying. First let me establish that I love my job and I love blogging. What I don’t love is that both seem to be centered around a constant need for recognition, approval and comparison.
In social media marketing, everything has to do with numbers, targets, engagement, likes, follows, clicks– basically recognition. With that daily task, it’s easy for me to get personally attached and begin to measure myself (not the content I post) by other people’s approval and to become envious of others who are receiving that approval.
Sometimes I just need a break from creeping on every post, agonizing over every number and comparing insights to competitors.
I remind myself to look to Christ for approval and validation and there is no need to be envious of others. I remind myself that numbers don’t define me. I remind myself to be myself. My introverted, awkward, African-pencil-skirt-white-tank-top-wearing, beauty-mark-on-left-foot self. And myself is perfectly okay.
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