I’ve always loved stats. I find it interesting what people like, don’t like, what makes them look, all the good psychological stuff. Since I’ve been blogging, on all social media platforms and have a website, I frequently check my stats. I’m not as concerned about numbers as I am about what is the profile of the person following me, what content interests them and how long they are hanging around the website.
Have you ever noticed that when you do a social media post that you get fewer “likes” than when you post a story on Facebook or Instagram? I’ll get 30-40 folks to look at the story while less than 10 “like” my post. It just means someone is always watching you. Reminds me of the song by Michael Jackson, “ I always feel like somebody’s watching me.” People want to know about you without asking or interacting.
I believe this is something we need to remember as we live our life. What influence are you displaying without someone asking “who are you?” What type of role model are you for your children, grandchildren, and all young eyes? Each generation has the responsibility of leadership to the generations that follow. Maybe that’s where we messed up. We allowed society, the marketing influencers, and advertisers to put so much pressure on us to portray a false image of success that we are not rich with being successful with what’s important such as love, grace, gratitude, being selfless, and genuinely happy with ourselves. We’ve left the basics of success to build an image. I believe our society is reaping what they have sown. In today’s world, you are a rare jewel if you’ve never been divorced, had zero legal issues with your kids, had less than 3 jobs in your life. I know I’m always impressed when someone shares any of those stats with me.
I’ve lived more than 1/2 century and I cannot erase or change my past stats of influence but I get a clean slate every single day and I want my stats to show when I’m gone that I was an influencer of love, gratitude, selflessness, and acceptance. I’ll say it again, we gotta do better to be better. We can’t change the world but we can be a world of change starting now. ❤️