I'm Joining The CWC Campaign, Here's What It Is!
Updated: Jan 16, 2019
I've been stewing for a while on different ways that I can use social media to enhance the online experience of blogging and posting photographs. As some of you know, I love to post photographs on Instagram whether it be edited photos that I take and edit myself using different apps to bring an individualised visual element to my spruce up my profile, or photos from my travel experiences and my thoughts and feelings in general. So that is why I have come with a new campaign idea to help offer inspiration and advice to motivate people to use their social media experience in a positive way to help everybody who are in all creative fields.
One of the main reasons I want to start the "Creativity With Confidence" campaign stems from my own worries and anxieties I have faced as someone who wants to be as creative as possible. There are times where I feel that I post way too much on social media to the point I feel like people get sick of me, or people might see my constant need to upload my photography as vain or conceited. But this is not the case for me at all. There are some days where I feel like I don't care about what anyone thinks and then there are some days where I do. And sometimes it is hard to find the perfect balance and this can knock my motivation down and feel like giving up on my creative projects.
This new campaign is inspired by wanting to be brave and wanting to be confident to voice my own thoughts and feelings on things I am passionate about, for example, my Instagram posts are mostly the time me showing off a new style or new look or just expressing how I feel at a particular moment in time. And sometimes I worry what people really think and whether they are tired of seeing my posts. I usually filter my photos to create a coloured theme that matches my mood. As some of you might already know from a previous blog post I wrote, I have something called chromesthesia, which is a neurological connection where people automatically match things with colour (numbers, days of the week, sounds in music etc.) due to chemicals in the brain. This is becoming increasingly common with creative people in all fields, especially art and music. Recent statistics show that 1 in 5,000 people experience this, so you might and you just haven't discovered it yet.
Anxiety is definitely on the rise with the pressures of social media that seem to now dominate our lives, and I want this campaign to be a reminder for myself and other's that we can use social media in a positive way to reduce anxiety and stress when it comes to sharing our own perspectives and snippets of our lives, without feeling worried or bad about it. Most of us use social media at least once a day whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even LinkedIn. And we use all of these social media networks to display different things. For example we share more personal photos with family and friends on Facebook and more informal things on Twitter and Instagram.
While social media is having negative affects on the way we think and perceive the world around us, there are still good uses to the way we use social media to express ourselves creatively. I remember there were times where I felt anxious over posting music I had made on social media because I didn't know what people would think about it and quite often I would it delete the post ten minutes after. But it's recently dawned on me that you shouldn't care about the judgements of others because not everybody is going to like absolutely everything you have to say or create.
It's important to take into account that you have creative freedom and you shouldn't bottle it all up. Being creative is about expressing yourself and you can do that freely in many ways now that technology has changed. Sure technological advancements have their negative side, but it's best to focus on what you're passionate about and express the ideas you have and are inspired by. By unlocking your creativity, you begin a whole new journey of self-discovery and discover things that you excel in.
I hope you join me on this journey of promoting creative freedom and help build the bricks to achieve new confidence in order to use social media to its full potential in a positive way. This campaign is for anybody and everybody all around the world no matter your age, as the whole point of the campaign is to celebrate creativity.
What Can I Do To Campaign?
Spread the word. Use your social media channels to share your creative work whatever that may be and use the hashtag '#CreativityWithConfidence' at the end of your posts. Then use this hashtag to follow others in the social networking community, so that you can all share work you have created with one another and it will even will help you to find others to collaborate with.
You can also help spread the word by setting up art stalls in your local community using the campaign name and hashtag to help inspire others around you. We will have an information pack in another blog post that you can use with statistics on anxiety and tips on how to use social media in a positive way to help influence youth and upcoming generations in a positive way in the digital era. Alternatively, you can create your own campaign information pack to help spread the word in your community.
We really want to see your work and would love to here your perspectives on how we can make a positive difference for upcoming generations.
Thank You x