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Attention seekers only

By Je'Neille SwartzPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - August 2022
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Attention! Attention!

I’ve got a few things to mention

I’ve always got something to say

Constantly, always at times on repeat

Platforms let my voice be heard

The comments and likes set me apart from the herd

What I say matters, right?

five likes

What I do is important, right?

two followers

Create that content, make it real

Wait, what? Do you mean I am not for real?

As I wait, as I watch

As I remain unwatched

As I look to engage

I am numb, disengaged

Who am I? Who are they? Who are WE?

In the age of access, we remain enslaved

To the excess and not-enoughness, we become enraged

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I am not that shallow!

Let me brag

Let me live

Envy my nice things

Even if it is…the only thing

With the right angle and enough likes

I can make that money, increase insights

And they’ll know who I am

Dripping in gold, rich as honey

Who am I? Who are they? Who are WE?

I don’t care, nor do they

As long as we remain...





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Je'Neille Swartz

I can't stop thinking about writing. Being a writer is like being an artist, you are either exceptional or inconsequential. Honestly, I've been afraid of both. I promised myself I would DO one small thing that scared me. So, here I am.

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  • Arbababout a year ago

    True words

  • Deasun T. Smythabout a year ago

    I now what you mean. I'm 15, and nether owned a phone (what use is it? asides the obvious) nor a computer. I don't do snap chat or tick tock, face book and twitter. it's all a waste of time, I mean if I wanted to feel bad about myself; I'll just wear a polka-dotted skirt, and walk into a night club.

  • Emily Dickersonabout a year ago

    I found so much freedom in letting my little Etsy shop die. I was a slave to trying to promote it, get likes, get clicks. God has other plans for my life. I don't have to sell art or crafts to be successful. I just have to be faithful and let Him lead me. Trust in the Lord has dealt a severe blow to the anxiety that the Devil was selling me on my phone.

  • C M Prossoabout a year ago

    Agh, I feel your pain!

  • Adrian Belfeuilabout a year ago

    What do you think will be the long term affect of this social media era?

  • Maervelabout a year ago

    Great thoughts on a relatable topic.

  • Darby S. Fisherabout a year ago

    I have been feeling the pressure from platforms lately. Getting attention isn't rewarding, but not getting attention feels worse. The algorithms feel fickle and unfair. How am I to boost engagement when the platforms buries the post? And then they want posts on a regular (if not daily) basis. No time to rest, just time to post. For what? Anyway, thanks for sharing. You are not alone.

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