My views on Social Media

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!

 

Instagram 

Twitter 

Pinterest 

 

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XOXO

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20 thoughts on “My views on Social Media

    1. It can definitely be a good distraction when you’re feeling anxious ☺️ It’s a difficult one to strike the correct balance between social media and actually socialising with people

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  1. Social Media is definitely a double edged sword, and the power that social media can wield over us (and in turn our own social media can influence others) needs balance. I try to populate my twitter with feeds that will build me up and not bring me down, while also facing the realities of the world and not being afraid of all the negative stuff out there. I know that is a contradiction, but so is social media, because all to rarely is it actually social and few people take the approach that what they are putting out in the world should have a media balance. In the end, how you utilize social media is up to each and every individual, for myself personally I try (the operative word here is try) to maintain a healthy balance, and I walk away from social media and give myself a break when I feel that balance tipping in the wrong direction.

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    1. That’s great that you have been able to share your experiences and are truthful. If everyone could be a little more like that then I believe that social media in general would be a healthier place!

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  2. I feel like we were given this era in the time of the internet to really expand in a sense of connecting with others through networking and making friends or meeting new people. It creates new experiences and adventures, more planning and communication. I see why it could be used in a bad way due to bullying, overuse, and potential lack of interpersonal skills amongst connections in people. If we know how to use it in a positive way then I think it’s excellent.

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  3. I think it’s admirable that you’re striving for authenticity online. Like you said, it’s easy to paint a pretty picture of ourselves and present our best because we want people to like us. I think social media is like a tool you can use properly or improperly. I also caution the use of it because of its addictive design. I’ve written posts about my own thoughts on Facebook and the like on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! ☺️ It makes life incredibly difficult when you believe that everyone around you is only experiencing positive things. It’s incredibly addictive which makes it so much more dangerous for those who compare their lives to others. We’re all guilty of doing it too!

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