Now we all know that I’m an internet addict, but being a blogger you’d expect me to love it right? Well, I won’t hide it, I have a love hate relationship with the internet. It can do such amazing things for us, we can get amazing deals on our favourite things at just a touch of a button, we can talk to family on the other side of the globe, it’s an amazing invention. But there are downsides to it. Not everything on the internet is peachy keen jelly bean.
So I guess you’re wondering why I have such a love/hate relationship with the internet? I mean it isn’t difficult to see why sometimes. All you have to do is go on Facebook or Twitter and see negative comments about mental health or about people you care about and that is enough to turn around and say what is this world coming to.
The thing is with the internet we just can’t stop scrolling, I mean if you look at the amount of hours we spend just aimlessly scrolling through social media or adding things to our basket wish list that we probably should buy till pay day, how much time do you think we will have actually wasted?
If I thought about the amount of time I could have been productive or the amount of episodes of Friends (because that is productive) that I could have watched, it puts it all into perspective for me.
It’s not all about the time I have wasted just scrolling through Instagram just to see photo’s that were posted 6 days ago, it’s about the other things that are on there. The derogatory comments, the indirect tweets that can leave you feeling like everything is about you. It probably isn’t and has absolutely nothing to do with you but it is enough to send your anxiety through the roof.
It’s not all bad though is it?
Through blogging I have had an amazing chance to meet people I would never have met before, including all my incredible blogging family. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them. They make the internet such an amazing place, a more creative place and not only that it can seem like a less lonely world. Especially when you’re struggling through a rough time, knowing that you’re not alone even through blog posts can really help.
There’s also a chance to see cute cat meme’s I mean who doesn’t love a good grumpy cat meme? I tend to send them constantly, mainly because they’re so accurate, it would be rude not to send it!
The internet is an amazing place, do not get me wrong, and I’m so happy that I have access to it, but I think my love hate relationship with the internet will probably continue till the end of time. I’m learning to focus on the good parts of the internet, being creative, being supportive and attempting to make the internet an amazing place to be.
Do you have a love hate relationship with the internet? Let me know in the comments!
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