Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Why I Don't Care About Social Media


I know that this blog will probably make me sound like I am 26 going on 804 years old, but I have to put it out there that I am simply not a fan of social media in general. This wasn’t always the case, I can actually remember being in my early teenage years when the likes of Facebook first came about, I loved them so much and used to spend hours scrolling through and making my feed look pretty and even before Facebook, it was the likes of Bebo and Piczo that I fell in love with. I have to say that my love for these things was relatively short lived, but I feel like I cant be the only person to feel like this so I thought that it was about time that I write a blog post about it.


I think that the thing for me that hits me like a tonne of bricks in this day and age is that people are so out of touch with reality because they are living in this alternative social world on their phone and it is just something that I do not want to be involved with. I understand that not everybody feels like this and some people live relatively normal lives alongside their social networks, but I know so many people, the same age of me, some of which that I would even call friends and they are completely consumed by their online presence and how other people see them and judge them online and I just feel like it is a really sorry turn of events because people are so much more than their profiles. Because of feeling like this, I decided that the best thing to do was just to distance myself from social media in general.


I will admit that I do occasionally use Instagram because I am a very visual person, but even though I only do it to share the odd picture that I may like here and there, I never do all of the ‘blogger’ things that I should probably do in order to gain a following, but at the end of the day I am just far too lazy and it doesn’t interest me enough to want to do it. I also like Instagram because it is good for following the likes of fashion brands or some of the bigger bloggers that I get outfit inspo from, but that is the extent of it really. Yet again, I am fully aware of how this may make me sound, but I just don’t feel like I fit in with the new digital world and to be honestly, I don’t really want to.


I guess that I just wanted to write this blog post really to connect with people and see where other people feel like they fit into this ultra-modern society where our lives are lived our so publicly online. I just don’t feel peraonlly like I fit into the online space of social media, but to be honest, I am find with that and when I see how other people use and abuse the networks, I don’t really want to be on them. Make sure to leave me a comment because I would love to hear your thoughts, especially if you are of a similar age to me. Do you like social media? Could you be without it? How much time per day do you spend on your phone?


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