“Am I merging enough with the background?” – I ask quietly. My photographer is frowning her eyebrows. (she’s also my sister FYI) “I think this one is perfect” she then adds.
Yesterday I had an obsession with all things neutral, just because. Well just because my home feed was exploding of brown hues when I opened it. So I got a tad obsessed. But then I suddenly realized how few influencers were bringing color back and I had to do it, I HAD TO. I needed color in my life, especially cause my personal life lacks of positive events right now.
So then, I went for colors. “But what looks good in my feed?” – I start to think to myself. “I need to have my hair looking nicer, a little more of pink and green and why not also including yellow. I need to show a little more of my legs, yes I do. Just because… I need to”.
Yesterday I liked all things red on my feed. Today I want everything pink. Am I getting crazy? Sort of.
Sometimes I don’t realize it, but when I open my Instagram or my Facebook feed I feel like Social Media it’s a whole different world at a different level. I feel like I am a little changed. But I also don’t want that. I want to be myself, feel myself and express myself. I want to share myself more.
But who am I on Social Media?
Am I prettier? Am I funnier? Am I more interesting?
The balance between real and staged is palpable. We need to see that for what it is. We are creating chapters, taking a part in them. Acting a little bit, cause real lives sometimes are not enough.
What is it that you want to improve about yourself and that you want your “Social Media Character” to possess?
Is there anything that you actually always dreamed of? That you wanted to be but never was?
I always wanted to be like a Barbie doll, so then I took the chance different times in my Instagram feed to impersonate one. I even was platinum blonde for more than 5 years. (before I realized it damaged all my hair) Unfortunately finding my Ken it’s not working out as it’s something out of my control (yes, never the right chance), but at least I could be a little closer to resembling her in my childhood dreams.
You can have the chance to impersonate a different you, on Social Media, while still being yourself on one side. What you always wanted to be?
BE PRETTIER? BE TALLER? BE YOUNGER? BE COOLER?
Adjust the hues in your photos, sharp them a little, get your poses to look like heroes’ characters. You need to be confident about it. Your character won’t come to life otherwise.
I know it’s hard not to be attracted from the perspective of being the best version of ourselves. But now actually you can make this happen.
Build it like you trust it. Your character can be your friend or your enemy. It’s up to you to make it work. Talk to him/her and let your creativity flow work its way into your life. Your thoughts become your character’s thoughts, remember that. And also remember that your “real you” can be shown on IG stories, little by little more every day, cause you should never forget about the real yourself.
And then… time to show the world.