Am I Missing Something????

Do you know who this is? You’re going to say “well duh! of course I do Lisa it’s Kylie Jenner” aren’t you? I’m guessing you might even have a tiny eye roll when you think I’m not looking? Seriously, how do I not know about these people?? Admittedly I don’t spend a huge amount of time on social media but still! I’d never even heard of her until this morning but apparently she ‘earns’ $1 Million per sponsored post on Instagram which tops even Beyonce (who I have actually heard of) and has 110 million followers…….no scrap that, I’ve just checked Instagram and it’s now 111 million!

 I’ve got to be honest here and say that I don’t really get Instagram. I mean, I like photos as much as the next person but, let’s face it, how much interest do we really take when someone shares their holiday snaps with us? Sure, if it’s a place we’ve never visited, the first half dozen can be pretty interesting but would we want to sit there and look at hundreds or even thousands? How is Instagram any different? Can someone please enlighten me?

Of course I get the concept of ‘likes’ (or loves as, in this case, it’s little hearts that indicate your approval of someone’s photos), everyone appreciates admiration for their efforts but what do the 111 million people who have followed Kylie hope to get from it? Do they think that she will notice them and they’ll be catapulted into instant fame and untold wealth if she ‘loves’ one of their photos? Is it just a fascination with beauty and fame?

I can’t help but admire the woman as, at age 20, she is on route to being a self-made billionaire before she reaches 25. She is evidently a master media manipulator and that’s not to be sniffed at but she is described as ‘a make-up connoisseur’ (an expert judge in matters of taste) and I really can’t help wondering how this has become a profession that commands $1 million per post???

Ok never mind, you can forget all that, I’ve just read that she’s somehow related to the Kardashians, that explains everything. Now how did they become famous again???????

In the name of research I’ve decided to follow her for 24 hours. If I don’t post anything tomorrow you’ll know it’s because I am now best friends with a social media superstar and I’m jetting of to LA. I’m guessing we’ll be catching up again tomorrow ;O)

Lisa x

 

 

  21 comments for “Am I Missing Something????

  1. July 26, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Back off! She was my best friend first! 😉

    I don’t think she is entirely a self made billionaire coming from a famous family, but I can’t say I don’t respect her. I mean, I wish I could quit my 9 to 5 like that 😉

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    • July 26, 2018 at 7:45 am

      He he he :O) No I kind of got that impression but good on her – I still don’t get it but, like you say, it would be nice ;O) x

      Liked by 2 people

  2. July 26, 2018 at 7:41 am

    If it makes you feel any better – I didn’t recognise her either. I would have guessed it was one of the Kardashian crew because she has that ‘look’.

    I don’t get how people can be famous just for, well, being famous either.

    I think these people get so many follows partly because their followers want to be able to keep up with each other and be seen by their peers to be following the right people. Similar to the way cults operate.

    I am on instagram because it is a useful way to reach a wider audience if you are selling a visual product (be that art, photography, jewellery, fashion etc).
    I confess I have posted pics of food. But then good, well thought out, vegetarian food in restaurants is a rarity so I basically try to give these thoughtful businesses a little extra publicity.

    Enjoy your trip to LA Lisa!

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    • July 26, 2018 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Darren that does make me feel a lot better :O) I think what you say makes a lot of sense – sort of sheep mentality.
      I’m like you and just opened an Instagram account as a way of drawing more people to my blog (I think there’s about 23 of them now ;O) ). I’m going to see if I can find you on there!
      I’ll send you a post card ;O) xxxx

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  3. July 26, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Loved reading the post. Willbe waiting for an update 😀

    Liked by 4 people

  4. July 26, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Hey! Hope you are doing great!
    I’ve nominated you for the “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” Tag! You have the flexibility and leeway to interpret the “word prompt” the way you like and however you want! Photos, quotes, lyrics, poems or an article – whatever works for you!❤
    Today’s “word prompt” is – ATTITUDE.
    Would love for you to participate. (PS – No compulsion tho!) 🙂
    http://iscriblr.com/freedom-of-expression-tag-view/
    Love and light! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  5. July 26, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I know the name, not the face. I pay so little attention to those types of things/platforms…I think I’m ok with that lol

    Liked by 2 people

  6. July 27, 2018 at 2:41 am

    …………I had absolutely no idea who that was………….but hey, I am really ok with that! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • July 27, 2018 at 5:12 am

      There is definitely something to be said for not being one in a crowd of 110 million 😉x

      Liked by 1 person

  7. August 6, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Fabulous post

    Liked by 1 person

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