In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a pretty avid user of social media. I Facebook, I tweet, I blog. (I may be a dork, but I’m a very connected dork.) And like I said in a previous post, I try to stay conscious of how my words and actions affect people around me, and that includes online.
The way I see it, if you’re going to take the time to read my content, I want it to be beneficial in some way. I want you to be encouraged, amused, challenged. I want you to be glad you took time to pause, whether it’s for five seconds or five minutes. I guess that’s part of the reason it bothers me when people use social media as a platform for negativity.
I hate to read about what you hate. It’s annoying when you constantly post what annoys you. It drives me crazy when you repeatedly tell me who or what drives you crazy. I’m not saying you should never vent or complain- I understand that everyone has bad days, but when every day is a bad day, I’m tempted to unfriend or unfollow you.
If you’re on Facebook, you have a lot to be thankful for. Focus on that instead of the proverbial fly in the ointment. You’ve got a computer, so you’ve got a house, which has electricity and water, and you’ve probably eaten more today than you should have, and you’ve got money in the bank and clothes and shoes- and I’m not trying to be preachy, I’m just saying don’t be such a whiner when things in your life are really pretty good. When you stop and consider the world we live in, is it really such a big deal that you spilled coffee on your favorite jacket, or that your favorite contestant got kicked off whatever show it is you’re watching?