Sunday, November 6, 2016

The truth about Social Media

Happy November beautiful people!

In this post I'll "talk" to you honestly about social media.
If you have a blog, Instagram, Twitter or anything like these you'll recognise yourself in some points.

 
So let's start this.
Our constant desire to share information, ideas, career interests, photos are basically the soul of social media. If we wouldn't want to share and engage with people in different virtual communities and networks, well all Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts would be not necessary.
But we want to tweet, share a photo, tell to our "friends" what's in our mind.

 
We learned so many times that people are hiding the ugly truth under beautiful pictures, remarkable quotes - and often they have a miserable life.
And still we are doing the same - stalking all our friends/exes/old high school friends and make our life more desperate, than it is actually and we upload pretty selfies - no one knows we cried the whole night before that, we write funny stories - which are half truth and half the product of our imagination.
So here are some social media facts.
 
1. Honesty  
The first thing we should all know, that all social media platforms are full of lies.
Not because we are extremly different from what we show about ourselves, but because we wanna shine like diamonds, display our best. You know those themed Instagrams and things like that - well it's all a very pretty lie about organised lives.

2. Timing
Just because we post a cake picture, doesn't mean we have a cake right now or just because it looks delicious doesn't mean it taste heavenly.

3. Editing pictures
Basically no one uploads photos without any touch up. We are just not so satisfied with ourselves and btw we and everything else look much more pretty with those filters.

 
4. Negativity
It's all around you, sometimes on Twitter, other times on Facebook - there is always someone who throws shades at someone sometimes with reasons - other times just because they think it's "fun" to do.
Just don't do that - positive thoughts will increase positivity on your sites, which makes you a little bit happier in your offline life.

5. Staying in touch
Writing Happy Birthday messages to our friends - to make sure everyone thinks you are still in touch. The truth is, they are not writing anything on your Facebook wall when there is your big day.


6. Depression
Comparing yourself with others is never a great idea - and that's all we do, stalking, checking, who, what, when did and in the end we are just sitting next to our laptop and wondering what we did wrong.

7. Social media is a part of our life
Even if we want to deny it, we can't. We spend so much time on it, and we are basically "living" there. We just need some off days like from everything else in our life - unplug yourself for a day - or just for a couple of hours.

Advice
this article is over, so get outside for a walk - even if it's so cold, your body will be thankful.
Invite a friend or friends just for a talk without any social media accounts, you will get surprised how interesting you are all after all.

So what are your thoughts about social media? How you try to use it smart?

Take care!
With love from Fashion Lights ♥

3 comments:

  1. Great post. Social media can be very negative, but also it's very important nowadays.

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  2. I love this! I absolutely love social media, but it's hard sometimes not to compare your real life to someone else's Instagram!

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