To Those Who Take Social Media Too Serious
Ahhh - social media. You can’t live with it and for some people, you literally can’t live without it. Sadly, I’m one of those people.
As someone who has their own website to promote, freelance writes and helps numerous other people grow and expand their own online businesses, it’s kind of hard for me to NOT be on social media. I see the pros and cons of it on a daily basis.
If you follow Muddled Millennial, you may also follow my personal accounts as well & if you do, you know that I do not take things too seriously. I like to joke around a lot & have a pretty colorful imagination (language isn’t always ladylike either….)
I feel like my work is finally starting to take off & with that come the random Facebook friend requests and the unwarranted comments. These are the people who just want to be nosey and feel like they’re mandated to be rude. But why do these people feel the need to criticize every damn thing I do?
The other day I had a woman reach out to asking if she could join the Muddled Millennial Group Chat. She then asked me to send her a friend request because she “couldn’t figure out how to join….” I was hesitant at first, but then decided “what the hell, I don’t know half the people on my friend's list anyway what’s another stranger on here knowing all of my business.”
Maybe 10 minutes later I get a message that basically said she wasn’t interested in networking because I “made my husband propose to me twice.” I was literally in tears from laughter! After my laughing fit ended, it got me thinking about how serious some people take the things they see on social media.
It also got me to thinking that this woman isn’t the first, nor will she be the last, to cast judgment on my life and how I chose to live it. WHY DO PEOPLE CARE SO MUCH about what they see on social media?
I see it every day - someone posts a picture or an article pertaining to something of interest to them, and then the comments start rolling in. Moms judging other moms, men calling women sluts, women calling other women sluts, body-shaming, putting others down because of their religious or political beliefs. What the fuck, guys? Why can’t we just get along and follow the rule: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all?” Did you know that people actually create accounts to just sit on social media all day long and judge others? These are what we call “Trolls.” Little, ugly people who really do belong under a bridge.
Some people don’t realize this, but not everyone has thick skin. I know I didn’t when I first started going live with my blog posts. I would get so self-conscious and hated any type of criticism. After a while though, you learn to let things roll right off your back and now my loudmouth gets me into trouble from time to time because I’ll respond back to the haters and put them in their place - ha!
The bottom line is guys, don’t take everything you see on social media so seriously. We have so many other major issues going on right now, that my jokingly saying I made my husband propose twice, should really be on the bottom of your list of concerns. Juss’ sayin’.