सफ़र . (safar) noun (Journey)
The favorite baby of comfort zone, all my life I’ve tried holding on to things (and people) that felt like home. Who needs the excitement of the unknown when there is the security of knowing some-thing(-one) inside out, I’ve thought.
And every time I’ve been there, something (maybe, life) has made sure it doesn’t stay that way. Unsettling everything, some strange force of nature has made me do stuff I’d otherwise be shit-scared of !
And sooner or later, I’ve always thanked my stars for that. For that turn right there, has always been the beginning of something beautiful, something new. And while it has been scary, I’ve realized it almost always reminded me of my boundaries, thresholds and the point beyond which I refuse to compromise. Being able to identify that, by far is the most liberating feeling. Sometimes ‘not knowing’ how life ‘would’ be is just the beginning of so many possibilities of what life ‘could’ be. We just need to pick the path which intrigues us the most and start another journey !
Happy Friday, guys. We're waiting for warm weather here! 🌞 Hoping it’s nice wherever you are. 🔆
Have you noticed there are weirdos who follow you, and have strange bios that say stuff like “I’m a good and honest man…?” 👨✈️Often they're military or pretend to be professional 👨⚕️ and are poorly written and have fake links. 🔗
You can tell the accounts are fake. Multiple accounts even use the same photos! It doesn't seem to help to block or report them.🛑 It seems they're trying to rapidly build large followings, but to what end?
In the early years of Instagram, people would follow each other and that would be that. 🏃 Now it feels like there’s growing instability with accounts that follow you, then unfollow. 🤷
Before it was purchased by Facebook, IG didn't seem so much like a game. 🎲 In fact, it seems to me it changed once influencers who had followings of 10K or more started getting free hotel stays and other goodies. 🏨 Then the race was on with many competing to get there. 🏆
I've been studying digital marketing and learning about the growing popularity of “micro influencers” -- people with fewer than 10K followers. 📣 They’re often more engaged and more influential than people with 10x more. Brands are recognizing tons of followers doesn't translate to tons of influence.
Are fake accounts trying to attain influence? Without engagement, what's the point? 🎯
Do fake accounts follow, then unfollow you? 🏃🏃♀️⛹️
If we are mutual follows, thank you. I'm not going anywhere. 😍
Photos: Visited #amazonSpheres and #amazonGo store with @steveBrogan09 and @dianebrogan when they were staying with me last weekend. We also drove to #SnoqualmieFalls . BTW, this is NOT a good time of year to visit the falls, but hanging out with friends is a win!