So I’m back from le honeymoon~ And yes, I’m getting myself familiarized with the visual-oriented network for dreamers (so late I know!), now mainly using it to keep track of the endless stream of piggy pics, gifs, and videos that surround the Internet. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to document them all manually, so I thought, why not I stop keeping the pig porn for myself and share the joy with others? (And yes I did just said pig porn.) Follow me for plenty of pig pics, tea moments, Ocha the pig, and other loves <3
Sooo … I’m going to be away honeymooning for the next couple of weeks~ I’ve already scheduled a few posts to be published while I’m away, but just to give you a heads up (and more importantly, cute vids of pigs you just cannot stop putting on repeat), I’m letting you know through this post so you won’t be thinking I’ve gone AWOL. That said, I’ll be seeing you on the blog again during the last week of April :) In the meantime, you can see me and hubs’ whereabouts and what we’ll be up to on Instagram and Twitter. Don’t forget to say hi when you do! Ciao for now~~
So I was gone. Dead. Seriously dead when I first saw this. You would too:
In such a saturated world we’re living in, have you ever wondered …
Why do you follow the people you follow?
My short answer: The question came to mind when I first compared the numbers on my “following” list to the “follower” one on my social media profiles. In a way, following triple the size of my tribe is showing to the world that I’m much more of a floater than I am a trendsetter. It’s sad, as it’s impossible to keep myself sane when I voluntarily went FOMO. Then again, I follow people mostly for the connection and inspirations I get from their feed. This ‘why’ question served as a gentle nudge for me to reassess my influence, the kind of difference I want to make in the world, and the media I choose to consume and be affected by on a daily basis. To that, I’ve unfollowed a bunch of people, sort of like pruning out the bad fruits from the metaphorical vineyard. I still have way more personalities I follow than personalities who follow my lead, but at least now I’m extra sure I have limited exposure to the things I don’t want to become. It’s a lot like rethinking your circle of influence (acquaintances, frenemies, and other loose, shallow, or questionable relationships) – it’s less about closing yourself from new possibilities than it is more about inviting a higher level of trust from the people you respect. Ultimately, it all comes down to the values you hold and the impressions you want to give to others based on those values. But get this – as you’re pruning, you’ll realize how dumb you’ve been all this time to compare your whole life to someone else’s highlight reel.
Putting cultural definitions of ‘cool’-ness aside, have you given yourself a significant enough reason to follow the cliques that you follow? More important than that, what is your definition of cool?