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“Stop making stupid people famous”-Unknown

I’m broke and I have a horrible health, so I’m always looking for opportunities to make money working from home. Browsing the web I found out about people who became rich thanks to their blogs or vlogs. And browsing more, I found out the existence of the so called influencers. I learned that many bloggers achieved the influencer status through their blogs, but that not all influencers have a blog.

Many of them provide useful tips, tell interesting things or are funny without being stupid. Unfortunately, above all regarding Italy, the most famous bloggers/vloggers talk about nonsense and as regarding influencers, in the social media there are large number of people who are unworthy of such honour. Through Instagram I saw many of them at Milan Fashion Week (but it could be any event) and the way they were seeking paparazzi attention, was embarassing, I found pathetic the fact that they were constantly changing their outfits during the shows in order to get more pictures. I don’t know nothing about fashion, but the way influencers dress is not fashionable at all.

Let’s be honest: people who are viewed as social media influencers, don’t teach anything, they’re followed by mainly young girls who see them as icons, who call them “Queen” or “my inspiration” and they end thinking that the most important thing is to wear brands for free just taking selfies or showing their bodies. Why do we reward stupidity?

So here’s my suggestion to fight this madness:

-Stop giving them attention. The more you adore (or hate) them you empower untalented people.

-Browse WordPress or a similar site and find blogs run by unknown people who have something to say. Talk to them, learn from them.

-Support indie artists and original makers and handmade creators,

-Write yourself a blog (or film vlogs) where you talk about inspirational things like books, travels, art and, why not, fashion.

Ps. If you want to know what I like to watch on You Tube, here’s Olive’s channel: she sings in Late Cambrian and in her vlogs, she proposes a lot of interesting topics using different registers. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYCUR_BNSrdC2GF3zB0ky9Q

If you need indie artists recommendations, ask me.

TRACK OF THE DAY: Stupid Girls- P!nk

 

 

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”- Jacqui Rivait

When I started this blog I promised myself that my motto would had been “Nulla dies sine linea” that is the Latin for “no day without writing” because I needed to vent, to express myself and because writing is therapeutic.

I clearly disattended my purpose because I didn’t consider family commitments, my shitty health and above all the most dangerous enemy: the human desire to complain endessly. During this month I opened wordpress countless times, vomited here a few words and deleting them immediately. Because honestly, my main topic lately are medical stuff, any sort of pain, frustration and depression; so instead of reading here, you’d better watch Grey’s Anatomy, at least there are some handsome guys and it’s more entertaining.

And inside things aren’t going better: JD moves to Los Angeles and thinking that today it’s his last day in the UK, tears me apart. This had been my other main topic when pain gave me a rest and something I’m always complaining about and that’s boring for you.

Funny life, isn’t it? That’s why I chose silence, because it’s a great thing everybody underestimates.In these sad times for my beautiful country, ripped apart by an earthquake, too many people have lost the opportunity to stay silent. I was disgusted of the lack of respect I saw on socials (mainly on Facebook) were the only aim was polemicise, with everybody, on everything.

Shhh, time to remain silent and act without bragging, because unless you are there digging or helping people, you don’t have the right to say anything, included me.

TRACK OF THE DAY: The sound of silence- Simon and Garfunkel