This is what I look like right now, but this post has almost nothing to do with my physique. Excuse the clickbaity pic.
The video will go up on Youtube tomorrow morning, but here's the cliffs for now:
Unless you're trying to make a living from this, worry less about your follow count and the other analytics. Try to see if you can't add something of value to your own life or the lives of the people you interact with. Otherwise, this is all just a distraction from your life.
I've been trying to decide recently whether I really want social media to be a part of my life. When I first started out, all of it was so innocent and genuine. People just wanted an outlet to share parts of their lives or an avenue to get involved with like-minded online friends. Today, every 4th post or some portion of most videos are promotion for a sponsored brand. I'm guilty too - for a long time, I posted mainly because I wanted to build demand for my business or bring attention to a charity. And you have to remember that some of these "online celebs" make a living from ad revenue and sponsorship contracts. I can't knock them for doing their thing, but I do miss the days when we produced content from a place of passion and sincerity rather than just trying to fit the current algorithm and maximize engagement. I thought I had to play that game to continue building #TeamTytanium but after an unplanned break from the media, I know it's not true.
When I do post now, it might not be as frequent and I might not spend a lot of time liking and commenting. I'll post the parts of my life that I want to remember or that I think might be helpful for some of you. For those of you still rooting for me, thank you and don't worry - things are going better than they ever have (even if I don't film it).