A feeling of achievement, no matter how small, is still great.
Wow! About one 日 ago, I got my first props! I was ecstatic! Temptasia gave me リスペクト for the Office 動画 I was contributing. And, then I realized something: recognition is what we really base our actions off of.
I first joined ファンポップ because I wanted to watch some cool videos, and because I was bored. I didn't really plan on doing much on it, just 登録する a few key spots (my お気に入り TV shows). As I delved further and further into what this website had to offer, I began wanting to be a part of it. I began seeing names everywhere (Chel, Temptasia, Benji) and I realized I wanted to be recognized.
I wanted to contribute things to ファンポップ that would make people think and/or laugh, because those are my two お気に入り things to do. So, I started adding picks, I コメントしました on all that I could, and adding people to my ファン list. I looked on YouTube for videos, hoping other Fanpoppers would enjoy them as much as I do. I began working harder on getting the name ThinkPink20 out there for many people to see, to be recognized.
I felt the importance of being part of something that is bigger than me. But I wanted to stand out. I wanted to be appreciated for something, anything, so I felt like I belonged. It is important to feel appreciated によって your peers and your elders; it gives あなた a sense of quality. Like あなた matter to the world and aren't just a waste of oxygen. And, that's how it is on the internet, あなた want to feel, not that you're just a waste of some gigabytes または whatever, but that what あなた did matters to someone other than you.
I wrote my first soapbox 記事 from what I felt, not what people want to hear. It was about how JD and Elliot (the "Ross and Rachel" of Scrubs) shouldn't end up together in the end of the show. It was probably the first thing I did for myself to do, for ME to be proud of, to get MY opion heard. I didn't care if people liked it. Some didn't. Some accused me of being negative. Others agreed with me, but chose to keep on hoping. When snoznoodle gave me リスペクト (my 秒 props) for telling it like it is, I was floored.
So, my realizations while on Fanpop:
Do what あなた love, not what others will love, because chances are, there is someone out there who is thinking exactly like あなた are.
Recognition is what drives us to do things we don't normally do, and that's a good thing.
In order to recieve, あなた have to give. So, if あなた want リスペクト または anything, don't expect it to come to you. あなた need to work hard and contribute to society if あなた want to get anything out of it.
So, thank あなた to Temptasia and snoznoodle for your recognition and appreciation. It is what is driving me to contribute further to this vast entanglement of people, to something bigger than just me.