What is An Influencer…

…and what are the pitfalls of fake fame.

My dude and I always joke about Instagram influencers and how they marry the rich men on Below Deck and Marrying Millions. I saw a documentary on HBO Max where they take three people and turn them into these ‘influencers’ and it is so crazy and and interesting. They had a bunch of ‘I’m and actor and a model’ people try out for the doc and that was pretty funny. By the end of the documentary I was kind of blown away at the whole process. They ‘buy’ followers and comments (which is a whole industry on it’s own) to gain real followers and comments and get free stuff. And one of them got a LOT of free stuff! Cool stuff. Wine, sunglasses, jewelry just as long as they post about it. These ‘influencers’ are really serious about it and treat it like a business because for them it is. The experiment was interesting. Ultimately it told me what we all know – it’s fake fame that is designed to sell things and make people who watch feel like they have less then. So they go out and spend their needed money on the stuff so they can be equal to the fake famous people. The Kardashians have made a fortune off it but I don’t know that selling your morals is worth it. Interesting documentary that mak

My dog Marty is more of an influencer then I am. He gets offers to be a dog model all the time. BUT you have to buy the pet products to model. You get a discount but still I can’t spend money I don’t have no matter how cute the toys are or how great he would look in the dog bow ties hahaha. I can’t blame social media here though because Marty is a lot cuter then me so he has a better shot at being an influencer.

I Keep Asking Myself…

…is this weird? …will it be perceived at weird?

I really like to give people little surprises. That can be doing something nice or sending a little something. I often think to myself ‘Oh I will do this!’ and I get excited and right before I hit send or pull the trigger on whatever I stop and think “what if this is weird?’ then I usually don’t end up doing something nice for someone else because I don’t want to be seen as weird or socially awkward – AND THAT’S JUST STUPID. Doing nice things for people makes me happy and helps me set my own p(e)ace so who cares if they are weird?! Who doesn’t like to get a nice surprise? If they think it’s weird well that’s on them because it was done or sent with love and good intentions. So, the next time I go to stop myself from doing something nice for other people because it might be perceived as ‘weird’ I am just gonna do it anyway.

Speaking of people thinking I am weird…I made my dog Marty and instagram account to brag about how awesome he is and promote adopt don’t shop. Feel free to follow it @marties_parties

What is so wrong with weird anyway? At least I am not boring.