Before the Internet became public property, we did not have the same opportunities to seek information and inspiration from others than our immediate circle of friends. If we lacked ideas for what dinner should consist of, we asked friends or colleagues, and if we did not know where to go on vacation, we asked traveled friends or family for advice. In addition, our clothing style was inspired by the people around us and our decor was inspired by the homes we visited. Today we are to a much lesser extent inspired by our surroundings. On the contrary, we are inspired by various people, websites and blogs on the Internet.
Inspired by influencers
One of the biggest sources of inspiration in today’s society is the so-called influencers. An influencer is someone who is followed by many on either social media or blogs. If you go on social media or on blogs, you can not avoid encountering an influencer, and most Danes follow one or more of them. Most people choose to follow one or more influencers because they are inspired by them. Maybe you follow Rasmus Brohave because he goes on some cool trips, or Mascha Vang because she wears some nice clothes. All of these influencers are a big part of our daily lives, and in many cases they play a far greater role than our friends and acquaintances do when it comes to inspiring us.
Inspired by websites and blogs
Another great source of inspiration online is webshops and their associated blogs. As so many have started to find inspiration for various things online, many webshops have started to create an associated blog that visitors can click into via their website. This is seen, for example, in connection with the webshop , which has created an associated blog with inspiring posts about their products and outdoor life in general. Here you can, among other things, find inspiration for what equipment to bring with you on the hiking holiday and the ski holiday, as well as inspiration for various types of active holiday. This gives the reader a good opportunity to be inspired, while the mentioned products are easily accessible in the associated webshop.
Inspiration for everything between heaven and earth
The Internet can not only be used to find inspiration for clothes or travel. It has become possible to find inspiration about everything between heaven and earth. This is where we find inspiration for what we should have for dinner and what we should give our parents as a birthday present. One of the great inspiration sites is the social media Pinterest. Here it is possible to find everything from all sorts of DIY projects to your next training program for the gym.
But are there only positive sides to finding all our inspiration online? By being inspired by everything on the web, it helps to remove some of the dialogue with our fellow human beings. When we can find inspiration and answers to all our problems online, we tend to ask our fellow human beings for advice. It is especially an upheaval for the older generations of society, which has grown up without the general knowledge of the internet and many answers. That the internet is a source of inspiration is a positive thing, as long as we continue to remember to ask other people for advice – just once in a while.