The online reality..

Hey everyone, I thought I would do this post as my last one of the year before 2017. I feel like I’m late to the whole blogging/YouTube party.When someone first spoke to me about blogs earlier this year, at the age of 25 I had never even read one. I also never used to watch YouTube, so I’d never heard of patricia bright, Zoella, Samantha Maria or anyone. Which is kind of embarrassing for me considering they all have been around for 6 years at least.

I do enjoy blogging. It feels like a release of issues that I never get to talk about and also I can indulge in my interests such as makeup. It does feel good when  people say they enjoy your work and also it’s nice to build a little online community. I’ve never made a YouTube video, I’ve no plans to currently, but I’ve learnt to never say never. I do kind of feel like though all the social media gets taken to seriously and a lot of it is so fake.

I try to be as real as i can be, but let’s face it, we are all going to post more of our shining moments rather than our dark ones. Which I guess could be a good thing sometimes as it’s not good to focus on negative things all the time if you can help it. The one thing that does irritate me though, is that many of these stars of social media are not relatable. How many of us are going to be rocking chanel and gucci  bags seriously? And if some of us do manage to get our hands on one, what have we had to sacrifice to get it? Your rent maybe? Eating?

Your average person walking down the road will perhaps never be able to jet off to dubai one week and the carribean the next. For a lot of us, we are fighting to keep paying the rent every week or trying to see how we can cut down our food shopping bill. Don’t get me wrong, I do think if you work hard you should be able to reap the benefits. But I know these people ain’t working 40 hours a week cleaning toilets.

All the glitz, the glam, the highlight of social media is very attractive and I’ve been sucked in myself. The brilliant white flat lays of high end makeup, the casual street snaps of designer wear. It can fool you into thinking that everything is attainable to you whatever finances you have. It’s good to aim high, but it’s smart to work with what you have for now. Going into department stores and seeing all these beautiful stands of makeup is alluring. And ive been sucked in a few times to maybe buying something that I didn’t or shouldn’t have needed to spend that much on. I’m not going to say that I will never by anything high end again, but I will say that I’m going to try and be more sensible and act my wage. Current wage.

As for 2017, I hope we start to see a few more relatable people on social media to emulate.

See you all next year!

X

4 Comments

  1. emfletche December 30, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Great honest look at blogging Naomi! People want to read about YOU, not a false persona or the person you wouldn’t recognise in real life. Chanel and Gucci and free press trips would be lovely, but for me writing is a release, and blogging just to get the perks would take away some of that joy.

    Keep being yourself, authentic and relatable Naomi 😀

    • thenaomiruth December 30, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      It’s hard in a world where fakery is popular but I’m keep trying !

  2. Felicia Juliana January 8, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Really good post! It’s so true. It’s really hard to relate tp people on social media and it’s easy to forget that we only put the parts of our lives we want people to see out there.

    -xFJx

    • thenaomiruth January 8, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Glad you liked it. It would be so nice to see someone more relatable.

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