It's been a long time - my offline life changed for a while, now it seems to be back to 'normal.' I just want to share a few thoughts and insights regarding the life of a blogger [or a vlogger].
I'm not going to lie here: I read several blogs and follow several vloggers on Youtube. What's more is that they seem to lead a perfect or ideal life - it most certainly looks better than mine, from my point of view.
But that's just MY point of view.
However, I did notice how others seem to share this impression, but the reality is different.
The internet is everyone's tool and chance to become famous. Or to at least get noticed a little.
Some people are more successful or lucky than others, and they become quite famous online. Some of them use their online fame to make a change in the [offline] world around them.
This is something I also secretly dream of. But I'm not going to put my hopes too high.
In any case, I recently realized that most of us that decided to share our experiences with the world have one thing in common:
We present a chopped, idealized reality.
And we do so because we want to inspire others to be better people and not do the mistakes we make. You could say we are selling dreams.
The internet is literally a shopping street, and with the right tools, some of us can show you our dreams while earning some money as well.
I did mention before that some bloggers and vloggers share their experiences and opinions as to inspire others as well. Some of them started their blogs and channels from a passion they had - beauty, fashion, gaming - or because they have a rare life-style - married to people from a different culture, living in a foreign country, so on.
Everyone wants to lead a better life, and some people are simply scared to do what it takes to live their dreams.
All bloggers and vloggers took it upon themselves to show the world that it is not impossible to live a [near] impossible dream.
It just takes a lot of hard work, courage, and will power.
They are showing the world no dream is impossible if enough passion is used while working. Some of them managed to start their own businesses through which they do whatever they can to help other people to follow their dreams for a better life.
A blogger's life is not perfect, because they are just humans, and there is no perfect human out there. They might have reached the "star" status, but even so, not even "stars" have a perfect life.
Bloggers choose to show the better parts of their life for two reasons:
- life is too short and full of negativity and they [we] choose to spread a positive attitude and energy.
- one cannot inspire others into become better and more brave by sharing the bad parts in their life.
I hope you can now better understand why the life of a blogger seems perfect, but it actually isn't.
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