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Why do people feel incline to begin scandals, reveal dirty laundry or even dispute relationship issues on social networks? And I am not referring to many of the celebrities. That’s something they are expected to do. I am referring to non-celebrities, regular people like you and I. Are they missing the whole point of social networking? Do they think others care to read their trivial cases?
Time and time I again I read on my newsfeed (and hear about from other people) disputes between couples or friends. I, along with the rest of their friends and family, are informed of things that are considered TMI (too much information). I do not want to read a couple cursing, insulting and throwing dirt to each other’s faces. Those things should be discussed behind closed doors, off the computer. It’s one thing to post general statements about your feelings, good or bad. It’s another thing having a real fight online. I wish I can say the people behaving childishly and ridiculously are teenagers. They are grown ups and some have their own children.
Wait, then we have people who read a status, they happen to not agree, and then they begin an argument for no reason or commit adult bullying. Aren’t our statuses our personal feelings and thoughts? Facebook, for example, is supposed to be connecting and sharing with family and friends and even gain new friends. It should be a fun environment, not a Jerry Springer show. The same thing goes with Twitter. It may sound easy to just day, “Well, if you are not happy with what you read on your newsfeed, then delete people.” In my case, the problems are not directed at me so I do not find it logical to delete people. I make this point because the whole ordeal is embarrassing and irritating. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Grown ups should act like grown ups. They should use social networks for the right reasons…connecting, sharing and networking. It’s okay to write direct messages through Facebook or Twitter to “fight.” It’s private. Keep hideous, childish and personal attacks off the newsfeed. Unfortunately, everyone can read it. Speaking for myself, I appreciate and respect people who address their differences privately. I do not appreciate people publicly slamming one another. What do you gain from that?
I enjoy writing every chance I can. I feel comfortable enough expressing my thoughts, opinions and journey online. It’s not about being right or wrong or getting famous. It’s a sense of release and self-expression. I just want to write until my eyes and fingers can’t take it anymore.
When blogging, I find that I remove a huge load off my shoulders. I’m sharing my feelings and experiences with the world. I’m an open book. I may have people agree or disagree or not even respond to anything I have to say. That’s ok though. I understand. It’s almost as if I was talking to myself. I’m sure many of us are guilty of that…Lol. Nevertheless, I do appreciate communication with others.
My husband asked me a few weeks ago how do I keep up with blogging, writing and my accounting jobs. He admitted he would instantly lose focus. I said it is all about multitasking. It can get overwhelming at times mixing numbers with writing. I’m not going to lie. Nevertheless, I find great pleasure in both careers that I make it my business to make it all work. It’s a passion of mine.
Some individuals may find blogging and reading blogs boring or silly, but I find blogging fun, entertaining and informative. I think it’s one of the best forms of social media out there, if used appropriately.