The One Where I Rant About Social Media | Seattle-Wa-Maternity-Photographer

There is a place for social media and it CAN be amazing…

If you can cruise past the mindless scrolling, pretty posts and nicely scribed thoughts…

…if you can make it through the rabbit hole of self-loathing, envy, and overall discontentment based on comparing your reality to “another’s highlight reel”. 

…and for my fellow entrepreneurs…if you can bypass the drain and pressure to make content that is relevant, not superficial or fake, but yet spicy enough to beat the ever-changing algorithms to even get your work seen…

…then you can see that everyone on here is simply just looking for connection. For a place to be seen and heard.

This is all great and a wonderful interlude; but I hope it’s a segway – not the only means to connection. 

For me, my hope is for my little space on social media (and each of our pages) to be a launching place, not a replacement for in-person…live…connection and community. It’s an amazing aspect and a way to connect, but there is something to be said for face-to-face encounters where you don’t have to hide behind a screen and can truly “be in it”…walking along-side each other through life. To be a witness to their experiences. To be a safe place to say “me too”. To not be about the perfect image, but the story behind it. To be a place where we celebrate with each other and grieve along side each other. Social media cannot be our replacement for in-person connection.

I’ve met so many people through this little place called “social media” and came out the other side with real friendships. We’ve walked through dark places, celebrated in people’s most special moments and connected through things that I would’ve never imagined! This is why I do what I do!

All of this to simply encourage and remind us to reach out from behind the phone, behind the feed, behind our comfortable wall we can easily hide behind and connect!

Leave a Reply