Initially, the Bay Area was a continuum from sunny South East Asia. Every day was perfect weather with sunny blue skies. But over the past couple of days, it’s been consistently gloomy. This got me thinking about the effect of sunlight on my psyche. After this trip, I’ve become a little more sensitive to my general well being. When the weather is bad, I notice that I do not operate at my best.
For a long time, I had a hard time understanding why people are so addicted to posting on Instagram. To me, it seemed like supreme self-indulgence to only showcase the best parts of your life to your audience. But only recently, after experimenting with the story feature on the fringes have I slowly begun to think of Instagram in a different manner. Instagram is like your marketing agent. You might be marketing to friends, potential mates, business colleagues or even business clients. It serves as a digital lifestyle breadcrumb. A snapshot view of what you have been the highlights (or what you perceive to be the highlights) of your life up till today. I understand the power behind it as it can be considered to be a review system where before I buy into you before we have ever met in person, or have a conversation, I get to learn more about your life.
During all my recent travel around South East Asia, almost everyday consists of an executive decision on how to structure the day, when to move from one accomodation to another, when and where to go sight seeing, when to skip certain tourist traps, when to be more social and when to be alone.
The last time I tried started a blog, it only went so far. I got a couple of posts out in the first few weeks and then fell off. I failed to develop the cadence necessary to stay consistent and publish often.