Good afternoon everyone,
This discussion has been discussed multiple times in the past, and I welcome everyone’s view on this.
I thin it is important to accept that we can not just ignore numbers on social media, after all. We are humans, and when we are on social media, we think about how relevant we are, and the level of relevancy is determined by the number of likes and comments.
We can COMPLETELY AND ABSOLUTELY not worry about numbers if we post something that we can only see. I post a Byte, and nobody can see it, comment on it, or like it. I make it, and I’m the only one who can see it, and I will have it as a private memory card, so for the next 20 years, I will be able to go back to my previous Bytes and enjoy them myself. This way, numbers are not relevant.
But we post on Byte or other social media because we want to SHARE with other people. We want other people to see our Byte and enjoy it. This way, numbers are relevant.
Social Media is INTERACTIVE, meaning there is me with other people. Remember this word, this word is the purpose, core, philosophy, and foundation.
So, what can we do?
1 Don’t worry TOO MUCH (this is the key word, TOO MUCH) about something that is out of your control. That something is:
- Other People’s Opinion
2 Don’t pretend that we are ABSOLUTELY and POSITIVELY not worried about number on social media. We are HUMANS, not robots, and it is important to accept the reality and circumstances.
3 Focus on something that is in your control. That something is:
- How I Treat Other People
Lastly, be OPTIMISTIC about it. How we set our mindset dictates our destiny.
When you get 10 likes,
Don’t be: “Damn, only 10 Likes? I am so disappointed. There are other big creators that get hundreds of likes that I am jealous of. I want to give up. I will never get there.”
But, be: "Wow! 10 Likes? I am so happy. There are other big creators that get hundreds of likes that I admire. I want to be better. I will get there someday. "
Also, put on a ZEN mode, this helps tremendously.
I really like how the Byte team is shaping this app to be talent-focused, rather than number-focused, which differentiates it from other social media platforms.