I wouldn’t usually use the word “Whore’ to describe myself, (let alone anyone else unless I was EXCEPTIONALLY pissed off), but there is no denying that for the last 3 days I am been whoring myself on all forms of social media for one reason only.
*Gasp* I have entered a reality tv show type competition.
AND oh MAN do I want it.
Twitter (which I haven’t ever fully appreciated and use mostly for posting stuff about the volunteer TV interviews I do)
Facebook (which I over-use for sharing photos and funny stuff with friends and family overseas)
and Instagram (which is mainly just pictures of snow, cut off “artsy” pictures of my face and the Canuck boyfriends dogs)
I am HATING myself all over Facebook and twitter because I am being so annoying and inundating friends and family with ME ME ME-ness.
VOTE FOR ME! I tell them, and I start thinking it is totally normal to start harassing people I haven’t spoken to in a year (umm…hi….i know we haven’t spoken in a while… and we probably don’t have anything in common any more… but would you be a dear and click this link and rate me even though this is a thing you don’t even care about….)
I have turned into one of those spamming douches that people right-click, hide, on their news feeds.
What have I become?
The truth of the matter is that I cringe to ask people to do this. Not because I am afraid of failure (oh no, I’ve taken quite a few knock-backs in my life and I am FINALLY FINALLY learning to dust myself off and pick myself back up) but because social media has etiquette, and begging for votes or views goes against that etiquette. I am like the prim old lady of Social Media.
But it’s not just me and my well-to-do online profile. There are many articles and sources to look for the way one minds their online manners, and you better not fuck too hard with them because a rain of hate will fall down on you. Delete, dust hands of person. Perhaps in real life you will begin to think less of them.
There have been people who I have been close to deleting because of their online spamming. And now I have morphed into one of those people!
BUT whats a girl to do?
I have been fighting for my bit of the TV/FILM pie for a while now and the one thing I do know is that you have to be in it to win it. You have to say “Hi, I’m here and I’m keen”.
There is a high likelihood that I will not make it into the top forty of this comepetition (No! What am I saying – positive thinking/vibes/ooooooohhhhhmmmmmmm – (thats me meditating to the spirit world of reality tv competitions)) but the fact that I made a video, put myself out there and went for it…well who knows who will see it and think, “that girl is cool.”
There is a saying I heard here in Canada which I love and I think about it all the time.
the saying goes:
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
So here it is, my first shot at goal for Much Music…. but who knows?!! At least I’m up for the game.