Social media continues to fascinate me like the herd of cows that lives just up the road. Why do they do what they do? What makes them happy? When will they shift next and what will inspire that random move to the other side of the field? I’m always wondering about them when we drive past and I’m always wondering what makes social media change, grow and take a sharp turn (just when we’ve all started to understand it). For that reason, our community hashtag challenges are one of my favorite pastimes now, and I love watching them take on a life of their own and trying to figure out why certain concepts do — or don’t — click with everyone. This month’s challenge was #DSCandid and was intended as a celebration of everyday life (sans filters and styling) and resulted in some of the greatest conversations I’ve had online to date.
What it also resulted in were some major life lessons and a great big reminder that social media is one of the most interesting educational tools we have to learn more about each other and what makes us tick, what makes us engage, and what makes us shy away from sharing. Today I’m sharing the 5 life lessons I learned that made me feel closer to our community as a whole. xo, grace