The Truth Behind Social Media

This might be a bit of a different one for me, because I am always on social media, and I talk about my love for it a lot. I do love social media, it is where I have met a lot of my closest friends, people that I can rely on and not only that people that I adore more than anything. However there is another side to social media, there is the side that we put on social media and the side that actually happens. Let me explain what I mean.

Being a blogger means that sometimes  you put a lot on social media, you share your life. I share a lot of my life on social media, my thoughts, my feelings, my struggles, basically everything.  However lately I have learned that sometimes oversharing sometimes isn’t the way to go for me personally, especially on Twitter.

I adore Twitter so much, it is such an amazing platform but I have been kind of censoring myself a little bit. Not because I don’t want to share my ups and downs with others, because I know that my Twitter family is super supportive, but I’ve experienced a lot of backlash for sharing so much.

For me personally I put out this online persona, I can come across very confident, very together, very strong, but honestly I can be very shy, my anxiety puts me on the back foot and my anxiety can be crippling. When I do get nervous it is more like word vomit, I literally just can’t stop talking. It is a struggle and I wish it was different but alas it isn’t. That is just me.

The way I am on Twitter is the way I really want to be in person all the time. Being behind a screen allows me to be comfortable with me!

There is a reason behind this post.

Sometimes just because they don’t share what is going on in their personal life doesn’t mean they’re not going through hell or we put out an online persona of how we would want to be in person.

Just because we put out this tough exterior with happy tweets, positive vibes and being supportive doesn’t always mean everything is okay, maybe we are struggling but don’t want to draw attention to ourselves. I can definitely be like that sometimes.

What I don’t mean is you’re supposed to be a mind reader, that isn’t possible, but if it was trust me life would be so much easier for me in general to be honest but if someone invents a pair of glasses or something that allows me to mind read, message me okay?

Just remember that there is more to social media and what we put out. Social media can just show one side of our lives, there is more to our lives than what we put on our social media.

Please don’t forget that.

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6 Comments

  1. 15/09/2017 / 2:32 pm

    Great post – it’s so true. I feel OK to chat to somebody online, say on Twitter, but just the thought of a blogger meet up breaks me out in a sweat. But social media is great in the sense that it does allow us an outlet to communicate positively and express some of our thoughts. But equally it’s easy to forget not everyone’s lives are perfect and we don’t always share the bad or the ugly.

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      17/09/2017 / 5:09 pm

      I totally agree, I think having such an amazing platform like twitter really helps, but there is more than what we put out there sometimes, it isn’t all perfect! xxxx

  2. 17/09/2017 / 10:31 pm

    When I went through a difficult patch I didn’t share it on social, but I do try to keep things real and share the less glam parts of my life too. I try to share the joy, but I’m always concious not to show off xxxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      01/10/2017 / 5:01 pm

      I’m the same, it can be a struggle to get a balance, but I love seeing the good and bad with you darling, you’re such an amazing person, I adore you! xxxx

  3. 20/10/2017 / 12:05 am

    I feel like you have hit the nail on the head, I recently got back into blogging and I’m enjoying it a lot more, but I feel more comfortable talking about the good and bad than I ever did x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      22/10/2017 / 1:01 pm

      So happy to hear that you’re back and enjoying it a lot more, talking about the good and the bad is such an important thing in blogging! xxxx