New Pictures, Savings, Or Current? – Josh Journal
I am constantly asked why I don’t change my profile pictures or post more pictures of myself online. Those in the know are aware of the premium quality of photographers around me.
Some of these photographers have even insisted on taking pictures of me.
The problem has always been posting said pictures online.
My refusal to post new pictures online has nothing to do with maturity or maintaining privacy. I am also not trying to build a sense of mystique around my personality. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
In reality, although I almost always have access to the internet, the truth is I am just a little too lazy to post new pictures. Lots of times, it seems like a chore.
The fact that I would have to come up with a caption to accompany each picture is also tiring.
Maybe I’ll post more when I get to Beyonce-level famous. She doesn’t have to, and hardly ever have captions. That’s what I need.
There is also the fact that I have to respond to the comments that accompany each picture.
I wish I wasn’t the kind of person that responds to each comment, but I am.
Whenever I get new notifications for comments posted on my pictures from ten years ago, I still take the time to respond. I don’t know if this is weird, but I believe people taking their time to pass across feedback should be appreciated.
Except when they are being problematic of course.
Most importantly, I and a few people around me have noticed that each new picture posted often result in an attempted debit alert.
Some people’s comments and DM after you post a new picture will somehow end with them asking for a financial favor.
It is like they forget about you until they see you looking good in one of your pictures. Now they want to share out of the goodness.
I am not saying don’t ask for help, but it would be helpful if you reach out occasionally when you don’t need help.
Confuse me. Surprise me. Let some of our conversations end without you attempting to send me your account number.
If I remember that the last time we talked didn’t end with my heart palpitating, I will respond easily the next time you reach out.
And looking good doesn’t mean I’m doing good. Posting pictures doesn’t always mean I’m in a good mood.
Some of us post pictures when we are down as a means of getting responses and compliments to boost our mood and self-esteem.
I don’t know if this is good for your mental health or if it is advisable, but I know a lot of people do it. Both consciously and unconsciously.
Reminding such people of their account balance at such times can be like dousing a burning man in fuel.
Sometimes, just like and share a picture and move on. Other times, drop a compliment, the person might really need it.
Just don’t let your compliment always be the precursor to them asking or being asked, “savings or current”.