This is going to be a bit of
a lengthy post...
I have had the thoughts for a while now
and finally want to discuss...
If you are a reader and/or fellow blogger
I love that you take the time to peek into my world
and hope that you get some sort of enjoyment from what I
I think I have decided the main reason people choose to blog
or use Social media is to share
and hopefully connect with others who they may have things in common with.
People they may have never come in contact with otherwise.
I always felt a bit alone in some of my
When I started my blog it was to help boost my creativity
to learn more about all the technical stuff I had been avoiding
as photography has evolved into the digital age,
and of course to share.
Someone told me I needed to start
making art for myself and not what I thought other people
would like or would be happy with.
After a year and a half of blogging
I also realized I was doing that with my LIFE.
Trying to please others.
I have 2 Tumblr blogs and a Pinterest account.
I am still new to my Tumblr pages..
Pinterest I have had I think since it pretty much began.
The point of Pinterest is to have a place to organize your personal favorites
from the web.
If you happen to like others you can follow them.
If you go to the MAIN page
you can see everything posted in the time you are there or what has been popular during the day.
if Pinterest is about personal likes.
Why is it people like to leave judgemental comments?
If they don't like something it was not posted for THEM?
is a sort of blog format
that can be totally original
or you can re-post others images
and posts if you like.
I like to think of my spaces there as a mix of my original
If I re-blog I found that image or quote inspiring or beautiful.
I use them for inspiration for myself
and if another person likes them I am glad to have shared.
MY POINT BEING...
back to pleasing others...
I notice a lot of people on FB, Pinterest, and Tumblr
consumed with gaining followers.
Tumblr is where I notice it the most.
I have seen bullying on Tumblr and it disturbed me.
I have seen some real talent and beauty.
I have also seen a lot of insecurity.
It especially comes from the teenagers who use it.
I have been there so I can empathize.
I guess I would just like to say to
because I know some adults who have not figured it out yet...
YOU need to create and live to make YOURSELF happy.
If you can only count on one hand the number of people
who really GET you and love you.
If you only have ONE...
that makes you no less valid ,important, special than someone who has 20,000 likes or friends.
In the end it is about
quality of those relationships
especially the one you have with your inner self.
Once you have peace and security with that inner self
none of the rest matter.
I challenge others to use their blog, Tumblr,
FB, Pinterest, whatever.
Just for THEMSELVES...
then of course if others
find you kindred that is a wonderful feeling.
These two images are of quotes I think people can really live by...
(both are part of my Tumblr'
account which I purposefully did not link today ;)
I feel better at having shared these thoughts.
If you'd like to comment I'd love to hear your thoughts on either
the message or your experiences with
any of the SocialMedia sites I mentioned.
Happy Day to all....