After sharing What Influencers Wish Brands Understood some time ago, here is a blog dedicated to my followers. What influencers wish their followers understood?
Who Is an Influencer?
An influencer is a person who uses social media to influence people whether to buy something (from them) or to act in some way they want them to. Although it is not all about the numbers, you need your audience, your people who follow you, who listen to you and share the same passion as you. Some people say that you become an influencer when you hit 5,000 followers, others 10,000. The more the merrier.
There Is a Human Behind What You See
Whether an influencer has 5,000 or 500,000 followers, they probably read all of your messages and comments even if they do not (have time to) respond to them. Keep in mind that words sometimes hurt more than knives indeed.
Time Is Money
We all try to interact with our followers as much as possible. Reading your kind support messages is heartwarming and replying is polite. But we do not have time to chat with you like we were friends. I am always here for you if you need help, advise or just someone to talk to about your problem. But if you are bored and just want to chat, please know that I have better things to do than that.
Maybe I have simply outgrown this whole texting phase because I do not even chat with my friends. I prefer calling or meeting them in person and have a meaningful conversation instead of chatting through some app.
Stupid Questions Do Not Deserve an Answer
Some people say that there are no stupid questions. I disagree. I find asking me where I am from, where I live, what I do for a living, and similar, disrespectful and inappropriate. If you do not have time to check out my profile where you can find out answers to all of these questions, I do not have time to reply to you.
Do Not Assume We Are Single
You only see what we want you to see. I was in a long term relationship and my followers knew nothing about it. I feel flattered when someone likes me (who does not) but you have to understand that Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are not dating sites. I am not looking for a boyfriend on Instagram so be respectful. Calling me cute names, sending me hearts and kisses, your selfies or worse (d*ck pics) is only going to lead me to block you.
There Is a Line, Do Not Cross It
The following made up and generated conversation based on true events basically sums up all the problems women are facing on social media nowadays.
Saturday: “Are you sure you want to block this user?” Me: “Definitely!”
Do not even try to tell me that replying “Not interested.” would help. It never does. Please realise that I owe you nothing and I do not have to reply if I do not want to.
The Ugly Truth
You might know that recently I started using Twitter. When I was searching for new people to follow, I came across hundreds(!) of profiles with “No porn.” or “No hook-ups.” in their bio. What is wrong with people on the Internet that are pushing us into the situation where we have to state what are we not into, instead of what we are?! And I bet putting such quote in your profile does not prevent you from getting what you do not want.
Most of you do not even know my full real name, you know nothing about my fears, my everyday struggles, my health problems, and so on. Treat me (and everybody else) with respect. Just because we publish our work, thoughts and/or photos online, that does not give you permission to treat us like prostitutes. We are selling our work, not ourselves. Please think about this.
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