I used to think the goal of social media was to get a lot of followers who liked me. I thought it was important to feel the same way LeBron James feels when he lifts a trophy above his head, or the way Kanye West holds a microphone.
Basically, I thought social media was supposed to make me feel like a bad@$$.
In a short amount of time, I realized social media just made me feel BAD.
I compared my accounts to others, wondered why I wasn’t getting new followers, and believed my life wasn’t half as cool as my peers (but, really, how ARE they so cool?!).
It wasn’t until I realized the goal of social media was just to be SOCIAL. That’s it.
It’s simply to show up for those who are patiently waiting for what you have to share online. It doesn’t have to be thousands of followers.
My job--your job--is to talk to those who are at your social party. Make them your friends, pour them punch, turn up the music.
Basically, dance with those who showed up. They’re there. Waiting. Shake what your mama gave you and have fun along the way.