Not fishing for compliments

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Social media is a big part of our lives. People are always fishing for compliments. If it’s likes to a photo on Instagram or a video on Youtube. Just a mention a few. But not all of us are ‘victims’ of this popularity contest. Of course, it’s always nice that you get noticed by other people but that’s not the reason you post of social media or in blogging. Having the freedom to post your ideas or showing something to others, if it gets likes or not, is good enough. Social media is for everyone and not only for those who want attention.

Personally, social media hasn’t given me what I hoped for. It’s just been a tool and that’s what it really is. You read about people finding work via social media. Or at least how to get noticed by employers. But I guess it’s just luck and I have none. I mostly use Twitter and Facebook. I don’t really care about other social media platforms. I only use Instagram occasionally because I only have a tablet and isn’t any good. I watch other peoples post but hardly post myself. I tried to post via a computer but I didn’t get any likes so I wonder if anyone even saw it. When I post there I do get some likes but nothing newsworthy.

I prefer blogging over all those social media platforms. Most of them are superficial. In blogging, you can go deeper into your thoughts. My blog isn’t media sexy but it’s not supposed to either. I’ve written about it before but I say it again. I always wanted to have a different blog from the others out there. There is already enough of these food, fashion and lifestyle blogs. I leave those for people who actually know something about it. All kinds of blogs are needed because their written by different people and have different views on the matters. This is my 6th year of blogging. The first year in 2013 was short so I don’t count that. A lot has happened then. Not bad for someone with a “boring life”. I’ve been in WordPress over 10 years which I wrote about the 10 anniversary here. I’ve learned a lot since I started. Went from free to personal plan, is one change. And of course, people have found this blog, so thank you. So blogging has given me so much more than any social media ever have. I don’t need to fish for compliments, I let my writing do the talking.

It takes skill to keep up with all the bull

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It’s been a hell of a frustrating time. Problems with internet connections. Feeling untalented and unwanted. It takes skill to keep up with all the bull. One of these things is social media and pain in the butt, Instagram. I found a way to post from the computer. Read about it here. But no one likes any of my post I’ve done so far. Maybe no one is seeing it. I guess you have to be an attention seeker to get you a like. I could do with one or two but now I don’t get any. Maybe I’m untalented and no one cares. Instagram is the worse social media platform I know. I’m thinking of deleting the whole account. What is the point of posting anything there? It’s so frustrating. Tags don’t help either. I don’t get how you can promote your business on Instagram. It’s all fake with all these empty promises they make. All you do is get lost in the jungle of all those photos. I was totally against the whole place but yet I still joined it. I wish I didn’t. It’s a depressive place. Other social media platform are no joy either but at least sometimes someone does see what I post. Even though it feels like talking to a wall. This post will be on Twitter but does anyone care?! NO! It’s only boring stuff there too.

I would probably lose my mind if I didn’t have the skill to keep up with all the bull that is going around. Stupid people everywhere. People with no common sense. Sometimes I wish I could throw a rock at them. The news is full of crazy people. Or celebrities having an age crisis. All you can think is, it has nothing to do with me. I have a life of my own. People can do whatever they want. It’s no concern of mine. It’s the world that has lost its mind and not me. I’ve been through so much in my own life so nothing shocks me. If it’s about death or drawbacks in life, nothing really surprises me. There is so much sadness in the world so you need to think about what’s good about it. It doesn’t really matter how many likes you get on social media or how many followers you have. It’s the people in your life that matters. They can give you a hard time too but everything doesn’t always be the way we wish. So I should really stop worrying about if someone likes my post on Instagram or not. Or any other social media platform for that matter. Like my dad usually says, take things like humour. In other words, don’t stress about things. There will always be idiots in the world and you shouldn’t take it personally.

 

Feast your eyes on this post

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Got your attention? This post is not really a feast though. Boring more like it. Or it depends what boring is. For me, it’s reading uninteresting things on social media. Using it is like talking to a wall or like space where no one hears your screams. I don’t know why I bother posting on Twitter. It’s really rare I get any reactions. Maybe my posts are only interesting to me. People expect you to comment on their posts but they don’t give any to you. The Internet can be so frustrated. You never know if someone reads your things. Like this blog. Sometimes I’m paranoid people like a post only because of the blog title photo and don’t read the post at all. Of course, most do. At least I hope so. Thanks if you do.

Searching for advice from the internet can be annoying too. There are so many different ways to say things. But all this advice doesn’t work for everyone. How to get a job. What to wear on a date. How to start a business. How to get more followers on your blog/social media account. And so on. Everything is romanticised. Real life is different. Things don’t work for everyone. Some people’s lives are destined to fail. They don’t win money. Get their dream job. Find Mr/Miss Right. Travel the world etc. There’s a lot of experts out there who give advice to other people but everything won’t work. You need luck in this world. Even better if you’re young and pretty/handsome. You have to look and be in a certain way to get accepted. Sometimes I hate people. There are so many stupid people out there. Before searching for intelligent life outside earth, maybe they should find them on this planet first. Maybe stupidity is the new sexy. There have always been stupid people but now there seems to be born one each day. Smart advice can look stupid too.

People might not be stupid but they take photos where they look stupid. You see a lot of selfies like that. Someone actually wants to make a fool of themselves in public. You see them in reality shows that I absolutely despise. Programs like that make people stupid. If you want to rest your mind then watch cat videos on Youtube for example. At least those are fun unlike shows like Big brother and crap like that. But who am I to judge. People have the right to watch what they want. If they want to use their energy to that then so be it. As long as I don’t have to watch them. Any reality shows where people make a fool of themselves are in my ‘no way’- list. I’ve got better things to do than wasting my time on those things. People post so many stupid things on the internet because it’s so easy. You can post your opinions anonymously and no one would know who you are. That’s why bullying is so easy. It’s online and it stays there. If stupidity would be a crime, there would be a lot of people getting arrested right now. All we can do is not acting stupid or say stupid things. If we act like any other stupid person there would be no smart people left. So try to be smart about, OK?