Now don’t get it twisted .
As a blogger , I have to use Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram to get in touch with potential followers and friends and family .
I do, however , have a bone to pick with all three of them.
Let’s start with Instagram .
I LOVE posting my pictures up on Instagram and seeing friends , family , and people that I follow having a great time doing what ever it is they’re up to .
Yes , I do really .
I can’t wait to get wicked creative with the hashtags that I put on my posts.
You know #lifeisshort , #girlsvsglobe , # lit , #sistersandsuitcases , and even #30PlusTeams30PlusDreams , so that people will remember the name of my blog.
You get the idea.
It’s all about having fun and letting the world, and your followers know that you are REALLY having fun, even if you aren’t .
What Instagram should NOT be used for is to shame people , especially young people who for some reason are made to feel a certain way if their Instagram photos aren’t ” perfect” .
News flash , everyone isn’t the next big male or female runway model out there, nor do we all spend the whole day when we should be enjoying that 30 Plus Teams Tour , trying to get that just right shot.
So what if we’re not wearing that perfect outfit and not a hair is out of place.
That’s not gonna happen people.
Not to mention that oh so hot looking beach scene or mountain side shot that you think you should have .
One that Instagram says will get you more likes.
Sorry , a lot of us aren’t model size.
You’re healthy , or as I like to call myself , ” Fluffy . ” .
I’m proud of that fact and you should be too.
If you look at most of my Instagram posts, sometimes I wear a wig, other times I just let my God given nappy hair that I’m NOT ashamed of, to show .
I don’t have a perfect beach or mountain side shot, because in spite of what Instagram tells you, there really isn’t one.
As for my own perfect outfit ?
Check out my own Instagram photos for yourself to see all my “perfect outfits . ”
Be yourself , people .
Your name isn’t Kardashian , be real and have fun.
That’s what Instagram should be about, not shaming people if they don’t have the prettiest shot of the month, day, or year.
Facebook and Twitter , good Lord, where do I START with the two of you ? !
Everyone seems to have an opinion , right or wrong of everyone else , saying nasty things on line that they wouldn’t have the cajones to say to that same person if they met them on the street or in their own homes in some cases.
Yes, I’ve seen people not speak to friends that they’ve known for years or even family members because of something that was posted on Facebook .
To take it the extreme , some people have even gotten hurt or worse because of something that was posted on Facebook .
Really, people it’s not THAT SERIOUS !
Facebook , I thought you were started as a way to get people together ?
You know , connecting people with former classmates , business colleagues , and friends who we lost contact with ?
I didn’t know that it was a place for calling someone out for liking a different political candidate and having very strong political views that are different than mine.
I DEFINITELY didn’t think that Facebook was a place for someone not liking the same sports team that I like and telling me that in no uncertain terms not only why they dislike my team, but how every fan of my team is every name in the book, except the name they were born with.
Again, I say, stop the madness, people !
Nor did I ever imagine that Facebook was the place for someone to tell me that they are also a fan of the team that I like ,but how DARE I say bad things about them?!
Yes, basically questioning my fandom .
What happened to civility , even on line ?
If you have to take to social media to question my fandom , political views or the like, and do it in such a vile fashion , you really have too much time on your hands.
Decency and respect for someone’s opinion , especially if it’s different from yours, seems to have gone out window , along with the baby’s bath water .
Everything seems to be allowed to be said on Facebook , even if it should be labeled T . M.I. or too much information .
If Facebook wasn’t nasty enough, we have Twitter .
It seems to be worse.
The President of the United States can even be considered as a “Twitter Troll”.
Everyone has decided that it’s now the rage to insult everyone else in 140 characters or less.
It’s not just ordinary Joe’s and Mary’s doing it, politicians , business men and women , athletes calling out their own teammates not to mention their wives and girlfriend’s insulting everyone from fans to team’s owners.
These people should all know better.
Other people see this on Twitter and they think that gives them, in the words of the group The Beastie Boys, “License to Ill.”
No one seems to have anything nice to say on Twitter about anything or anyone .
No one seems to have any inkling of what decency should be online .
That makes me angry.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE BIG THREE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES? DROP ME A LINE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION . THANKS ! !