Back in May I was nominated to be the top finalists for Sego Awards for the Social Media Category. Sego Awards is an award ceremony honoring female entrepreneurs and it was really fun and uplifting! It was held in the beautiful Sundance and Jay was of course my date.
I was one of the finalists among some crazy talented and successful women like Jordan Page, Alison Faulkner, Rach Parcell and had no idea how I made it to be a finalist! I wrote on my Instagram about that and I got some sweet DM’s and comments about how I should own it and be proud of it but the truth is, I’m not being humble or discrediting myself, I just don’t put much worth on my social media status so I didn’t really care. I was telling another influencer from the top 10 after the event, how I just felt a little awkward about the social media category and going to the award ceremony(which ended up being very uplifting and empowering as I saw so many amazing women being recognized) because it’ll never be my goal to win an award for something like social media. My social media or the number of followers I have does not add any value to who I am. I feel some may tie in their self esteem, worth or value to how many followers they have, how much money they make, what they do or their husbands do for a job, how big or small their house is, what they look like, what size they wear, what kind of clothes they wear and none of that defines who we are. None of it. Not even our race, religion or sexual preference!
So I add no value to who I am from my social media. I’m not any cooler now than when I had 30 followers. I’m not any cooler or worth any more than anyone with a lesser following nor is anyone worth more or any cooler than me for having 10 million followers! So everyone just needs to calm down and not take social media so seriously!😆 I shared this similar sentiment awhile ago on this post #sharingmyheartonvalue so go read it and come back to tell me your thoughts!