Validation from strangers is key when living a perfect life and posting pictures of it online. Make sure that when you share your crafts on your humble-bragging site of choice, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or the up and coming, super trendy Google+ you share in such a way that invites feedback. Be warned however, that you need to control that feedback so that only people who love you and align with your personal world views get a say.
Fortunately, social networks allow you to moderate comments, and block people that tell you things that you don’t like. Things like “that carseat strap looks a little loose” or “I am not sure that’s healthy for you”. Don’t allow these trolls to present you with their negativity, they’re just jealous, and fat, and live in the basement. A perfect life is no place for logic, facts or constructive criticism.
Since every positive comment you receive must be treasured and become part of your inner dialogue it’s important that you come up with a way to save all the conversations and feedback you receive, be not content with just having a dialogue in it’s proper place and time.
Some people like to save all the lovely things that people have written about them in a word document that they can read over and over again and feel ever so loved as they watch that document grow. You can name that file “good feels” or “they like me!”.
For some though, that’s not enough.
Remember that everything in life is an opportunity to craft, I suggest really taking it to the next level and creating a scrapbook of everything nice that anyone has ever said about you on the internet. You can print out all those lovely comments and conversations and paste them on carefully selected pieces of paper. I have one myself, I keep it on my coffee table, guests just love looking through it and it gives me opportunity after opportunity to talk about my favourite topic – myself.
Now, putting yourself out there is hard, and occasionally someone that isn’t living a perfect life is going to come by and try to bring you down, probably by making some sharp, perfectly spelled comment that makes you look entitled or clueless or worse unoriginal and flawed. They will probably try and tell you that it’s just a little criticism, or that they are trying to help, don’t believe them, they are evil haters that have too few expensive baby shoes and not enough mason jars. Delete their comment, block their IP address and never think of them again. The most perfect people I know are 98% in denial, 1% covered in ribbons and 1% locavore.