We live in a world where social media likes and popularity are often seen as a measure of success. People strive to get more followers, likes, and comments on their posts in an effort to show that they have achieved something noteworthy. But I believe that focusing too much on these metrics can be detrimental.
Rather than worrying about the number of people who like my content or how many followers I have, I focus instead on creating quality content for myself and others. That is what truly matters—not the number of “likes” or “follows” you receive from strangers online but rather the meaningful connections you make with those who actually appreciate your work.
I recognise that there is value in having an engaged audience; however, it should never take precedence over creating genuine relationships with real people offline as well as online! It’s important to remember why we post our thoughts and ideas.
Additionally, when our self-worth becomes dependent upon external validation such as social media likes/popularity, this can lead us down a dangerous path towards comparing ourselves constantly against other peoples’ successes which only serves to lower our self-esteem even further. Therefore, by shifting my focus away from numbers games associated with social media engagement, I am able to concentrate more fully on producing quality material.
I have enjoyed seeing cosplayers who share my work and get the engagement of likes from their followers as it gives me a small victory that my work is liked and valued.