There’s a lot of debate as to whether or not social media is a good thing, or a bad thing. In my opinion it can be a good thing. However, it must be used to its full potential. There is a tendency to only share the good things in your life on social media which leads to an unrealistic portrayal of your life. I know I am guilty of this, I wouldn’t dream of sharing something bad on my Facebook and will only ever update it if I’m going on holiday. I justify it to myself because I know looking back in years to come I’ll be interested to see when and where I went.
This is fine but perhaps we should all be a little more honest.
I’m sure most of us have been there where we’re scrolling through one social media and it just feels like everyone is bragging about their lives. For instance, I recently uploaded a picture of myself having a coffee out. I captioned it with ‘Spring Walks’. What I should have done is stated that it was one of my first coffees out and the anxiety it made me feel was barely worth the drink. I’m using this as an example to show how the smallest of things can be wrongly portrayed on social media. I hope that my blog, and in time my social medias, will be more reflective of my life and therefore will not give others unrealistic aspirations.
We’re living in a world where admitting something went wrong or a picture did not turn out right is deemed to be a failure. But why? That still happened, not uploading the picture does not wipe it from your life.
There’s a delicate balance between over sharing and sharing but I believe that a step towards positive social media is to begin to share the bad bits too.
What’s your opinion on social media?
On that note I thought I would share my social medias with you. I am completely new to Twitter so bare with me!