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By today’s standards your best yesterday isn’t good enough for today, that’s how fast expectations change, it seems that’s how fast change can happen, especially on social media, an area built for self-improvement, and also improvement of image overall, whether its you individually or your business. It just so happens “for better and for worse” you can manage your “online identity … [while] interact[ing] with audiences” particularly on social media, the only problem competition and lack of control. As one article argues “organizations [can] no longer control their brand identity as they once did,” citing to the many “missteps” companies make in the process of selling their products or promoting their businesses, which in turn causes them “to become reactive, either shutting down certain social media channels or hesitating to launch new ones.” The pressure for perfection has never been greater, and if you worry too much … you may spend more time correcting your errors, going backwards through the process of launching any new idea or set of ideas, setting not only your business plan behind, but your progress intellectually, as you cannot keep up with recent trends if you are not accepted as a headliner to any new fad or trend online, always be wise with your words, and be sure to read the news, that’s also helpful when keeping track of whats relevant to discuss versus whats only relevant to you individually. If you are experiencing problems with the timing of your shares, this may reflect another problem, the psychology of your timing in relationship to the psychology of your audience, that is their interpretations of you, you may not be able to read everyone, and sometimes what we think we have to say is important, but may not be important to others, understood the same, or if so jarringly offensive, cause you to lose consumers, ie fans to your blogs. According to www.apa.org, there is a growing misunderstanding of the uses for social media as for psychotherapy, stating that there is a fine line between the use and misuse of social media as for “psychotherapy and social networking sites,” explaining that where “psychotherapeutic interactions are private and confidentially protected” other interactions are not, including the sharing of your pages, Twitter accounts, and Messenger apps.
Social Media is Not For Everyone …
Article – Social Media
Social Media is not for everyone, but there is a growing trend of people using social media to improve their self-image. According to Andra Siibak, “visual self value both the aesthetic, emotional, self-reflecting as well as aesthetic-symbolical [are] aspects of photographing” and sharing those photos online. Sometimes life requires more than just keeping track by photography alone, and the sharing of your thoughts has proven to be additionally helpful in reducing “feelings of depression and loneliness.” How much social media “effects … our mental health and well-being [has] been a topic of much debate.” Although studies have shown “dissatisfaction … [with] overall appearance and body” when participants are reviewing their own photos, “women’s perception of their own appearance changed” when “interacting with [their] peers.” How much can sharing help to improve self-image?
From my personal experience with photography the more photos you take the worse you look, know your good days by looking in the mirror first, and then check yourself in a lense. My first selfies were taken by disposable camera [or digital], today we are lucky enough to screen ourselves before we take a photo. Don’t forget to capture the moments, not photo because you need to look good, but photo because you feel good and want to capture that moment on your good days. We can’t look our best everyday, know that as each day passes you get older, so don’t be too critical of yourself as you look on any particular day, sometimes looking back on a day when you didn’t think you looked your best, turns out to be a keeper for your selfie albums. Eventually it turns out that as you looked younger photos you tend to prefer to share than recent photos. Especially for profile photos, using past photos not recent ones.
Overtime likewise as you see improvements to your image, you’ll see improvements to other areas of your life with that newfound positive attitude toward yourself achieved by self-photography. Don’t be ashamed if you have more selfies than group photos, its sad some of us need practice, do not show up to brunches in pajamas, lesson learned. -We all miss our college years, its easy to become nostalgic looking at old photos, especially how few of them you have compared to now, thanks to iPhone. Remember your good years, don’t be too hard on yourself now, and practice makes perfect. -Not only did I share photos of myself online, but like others shared my thoughts, its amazing how much changes overtime, through the gift of sharing, there’s always room for improvement, it seems that anything you put on display automatically improves overtime, if you keep at it, the beginning of any new hobby is exciting, and if you are as excited about self-photography or thought sharing then social media is for you. I’m glad I started participating while in my 20s, now in my 30s in a much better place mental health wise, and happy to share what I have learned and how I have grown as a blogger online.
Beauty and Intelligence Why Does it Matter …
Article (1) – Blog Post
By: Leslie A. Fischman
According to J. Walter Thompson Intelligence, there has been a recent decline in “magazine readership.” Like Marie Claire and other “editorial platforms [who are seeking] to expand to product distribution.” Going on to explain how there exists a “creative relationships between retail and editorial could prove mutually beneficial to both parties,” and that for a long time “magazines have long held a key to consumers’ purchasing decisions.”  Who are the primary consumers? Those who are beautiful, are we today a less beautiful society? With growing popularity in athleisure it has become more and more apparent that beauty does matter, and that the consumers are buying into the idea that the healthier and more beautiful you are the better you’ll feel. I don’t know if its just me, but as a law student, I was not the most beautiful, and most people of higher intelligence or seeking degrees in specialties would agree, that its hard to focus on beauty and how you look while trying to achieve intelligently, can you do both? Master your look, and at the same time master your intellectual goals, reading a book a week, and experimenting with modeling has taught me a lot about the importance of balancing the two, I don’t think that’s good genes , beauty, being of mixed ethnicity, I have constantly wondered if I was pretty, and have always chosen to focus on other things in life, to feel beautiful, is it beauty itself we need to focus on? If “both intelligence and physical attractiveness are highly heritable” according to Psychology Today … then is it possible to inherit intelligence by reading, and with that intelligence achieve beauty? “Everyone wants to stand out” says BOF but how important is getting your look down … whats more important achieving intelligence or looking intelligent to appear beautiful, I’m sure that the glasses trend was not just a trend for people who want to look smart, overtime more and more trendy apparel has been provided at Lenscrafters even improvements to eyewear are apparent in the detail. According to David Kind “last year  was a massive year for eyeglass trends” describing this trend as a way to “reinvent your look,” it seems that everyone is doing better these days look wise, and its not just thanks to fashion, everyone seems to be providing more diversity whether its food, clothes, or makeup there are more options today than ever, why is that? If we used to set our standards of beauty how were we affected by those limitations, to the definition of beauty, and how has expanding the definition of beauty improved our outlook, and choices in life? UCLA’s Eva Ritvo explains that, “[the] mainstream definition of beauty exclud[ed] those who do not fit the stereotype” and that in her career she “challeng[ed] the status quo [to] empower others to look at themselves through a lens of acceptance.” When you balance the importance of beauty and intelligence you find acceptance through what your capable of achieving … beauty has its limitations, if we physically cannot appear how we want to look in the immediate, healthwise we can do better by improving upon our mental health, and get smarter.