This post will contain some strong language!
Almost everybody uses social media today. Especially younger people. They walk around with their smart phones and play with them. It seems they can’t go anywhere without it. I’ve seen people walking on the street with their phones in their hands. They hardly look where they’re going. What’s even more dangerous is those that cycle with their mobiles in their faces. One day they will get to an accident. Maybe they have a death wish.
Since when has social media become so important? They can’t even go without internet when they go outside. People are more concerned about their mobiles than their own safety. The only time I’m on the internet is on the computer. I don’t need to be online all the time. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t own a smart phone. The other reason is the small screens on them. I don’t understand why people even bother using the internet on them. Even typing is a pain. Sometimes I use my dad’s phone and it just irritates me. It’s much easier to surf on the net with a computer.
I’ve used Twitter for 6 years and have only posted 5000 tweets during that time. Facebook since 2007. For me social media is a lonely business. You never know if anybody really cares. People post a lot of nonsense. I really don’t want to know everything they do. I only post when I have something to say. Not to fill my status list. I mainly use Facebook for news and from time to time take part in conversations on fan sites.
Then there are those that brag about how many followers they got. Especially on Tumblr. I don’t give a damn about how many you got. That doesn’t make you any special. Most of them are probably not even interested what you post. Who wants to know when you went to the toilet or what you ate for breakfast. They just there because they know how to click on a Follow button. No one cares if you got 10 000 or more followers. Didn’t your parents love you enough so you have to substitute them with people you’ll never know personally? That’s all we need, another wannabe celebrity, you attention whore. It would be different if your actually did something special to earn that celebrity status. With posting on social media is not a way to become one. You get more attention if you ran naked in front of a big crowd. Also called ‘Glory hunters’. Only want to become famous because it’s so “glamorous” A pain in the ass more like it. Even a less educated person should understand being famous is not a walk in the park.
These days it’s more of rule then an exception that actors and such join the social media. It’s a good way of informative fans of what they’re doing professionally. But they are not like these nobodies (ordinary people) that post everything they do. Not everyone even tweet or use Facebook everyday. That’s something ordinary people should take an example off. You shouldn’t even post where you’re travelling to. But people still do it. Maybe it’s just so easy to use social media to tell people where they’re going. That’s also bragging. “Look where I am going. Ha haa and you have to stay at home. Jealous much”- kind of attitude. Of course we’re jealous but no need to rub it in you selfish jackass.
Luckily not everyone use social media and people who do should respect that. You can keep in touch with people without having to be online. If everybody had Facebook or Twitter, no one would know how to talk to people face to face. Human contact is more important than electronic devices in your face. Now get out there and discover the world. Like Gandalf said
“The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there”
In this case, the internet. Gadgets come and go but a human touch is forever.
Am I really watching The Blacklist or is it a dream?! No it is true. Otherwise I wouldn’t be remembering all this. I thought this was a crime show but now it is turning into a soap opera. Last nights ( watched it today) episode was good. I was very pleased afterwards. Except when Tom called Liz (again) asking for her help. No way should she help you, you pathetic jackass 😛 Then I saw the promo to the next episode. That was utterly disappointing. This is where the soap opera begins. OK, it’s just a promo. It doesn’t tell what is actually gonna be about.
The writers are trying to make this affair with Liz and Tom some kind of “please take me back” crap. No, no, NO. Not this. It’s sickening. She should not give him another chance.
“You (Tom) killed lot of people but that’s OK. I don’t mind. You’re childhood wasn’t good but you didn’t know better when you joined that criminal group (or whatever it is) Oh poor you. I’ll make it better. I forgive you, kiss kiss”
It’s obvious the writer’s are men. If it was written by a woman, it would look different. Liz should be angry at Tom but it’s seems she doesn’t stay angry for long. Those phone calls with him proved it. Why are they making her this weak woman who can’t make up her mind? If she’s gonna forgive him, then she really is stupid. The same with Tom. He should remain bad and not become the wuss he was before. But it seems the writer’s are desperate to keep the Tom story alive. Do they think they will gain more female viewers by making him lovable? As much I like Ryan Eggold (and his hotness 😉 ) his character is getting annoying. If he stays, he could at least keep up with his manipulating persona and hurt Liz feelings even more. Or they should just kill him off. But that wuss, I do not want to see ever again. That annoyed me in the first place. I don’t know if I really look forward to the next episode. Especially seeing the promo where (yuck) Tom and Liz kiss. That’s so wrong is so many ways. “Let’s start over” Yeah, let’s forget all the lies and people you killed. Let’s just forget everything that had happened and start over. Meh, I really hope it’s just a plot. Or he’s just in denial.
I don’t understand why there are people who want those 2 together. They must be mental. Or they don’t see the difference between the actor or the character. So the Tom had a picture of the baby they were gonna adopt. That’s not sweet, it’s pathetic. Then this “he still loves her” crap. Someone that has never experienced love, can’t know what it really is. Maybe care but not love. I can see right through you. There’s only one thing he loves and that’s himself. As long he’s safe, nothing else matters to him. I don’t know why some viewers doesn’t see that. Maybe they got distracted by that shirtless scene a few episodes ago. But that doesn’t fool me.
This show has never been realistic but for once I really hope they won’t make it a soap opera. If they are, I’m done with this show. I want that mystery back. The way it used to be. If I wanted to watch crap, I would watch some reality show instead. No offence.
(sorry if you have no idea what I’m writing about)
Ever felt that whatever you do or say, you get no response? You work hard but you get no encouragement or a pat on the back. You feel everything you do gets ignored. You just don’t want to waste your time doing anything. It makes you want to yell “What a bunch of A-holes” you are, in their faces. Scream at the top of your lungs like there’s no tomorrow.
That’s what I feel about blogging and writing in general sometimes. I can write whatever but still it feels useless. Maybe I’m not that good. It’s difficult to get better when you never get feedback. What I hate most is asking for it. Can’t people think by themselves? Do I have to ask separately every time? I understand the common reader doesn’t have the ability to analyse things. But I’m not expecting that anyway. My blog is probably not interesting enough. People seem to care more about personal lives or world issues. But I’m not gonna go down that road. I did give out some personal issues but those were important. But I won’t make a habit of it. Even if I ask questions or ask feedback, I never get any anyway.
What frustrates me even more than this blog writing, is fiction writing. I’ve had a few online (about Formula One drivers mainly) I got likes and some comments but I never got any feedback that could improve my writing. That’s one of the reasons I stopped posting them. It felt all that hard work went to waste. I put my heart and soul in them. Then I got nothing in return. I didn’t even bother writing new ones. My fiction enthusiasm disappeared. I just didn’t bother because I felt no one would read them anyway.
I wrote that 6 month ago. And it’s happening again. In both blogging and a fan fiction I wrote. Sometimes I wonder why I bother. I know I should write even if no one would read them (some do though) but it just gets annoying sometimes. I’m sure most writers do get frustrated but they still seem to keep on writing. Me on the other hand don’t. I just stop because I feel like I’m wasting my time. I rather do something else than write. If I do write, I just keep it to myself. Maybe I shouldn’t post online at all. Fiction nor blogging. No caring, no sharing. People just don’t deserve reading anything I write. Or maybe I’m just too demanding. Internet is a big place so its obvious writings gets lost in the internet space. Whether its Facebook or Twitter.
Promoting your stuff online is a pain in the neck. It takes time, they say. But how long does it take? I’m not that patient. I’ve had this blog over a year ( or maybe it’s 2) and still it feels like I’m writing to myself. Well I am but I also want to share. What’s the point of having a blog otherwise?
I’ve come to the conclusion that if people don’t find or read my blogs, it’s their loss. I’m pleased about what I write and I will continue no matter what. With or without anybodies help.
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