I have social media pet peeves. Everyone does. I can list so many things that burn my britches when it comes to social media but, in the larger scale of who I am and what I am trying to represent, who cares about the things that irritate me to the core? I shouldn’t. I’m not talking about things that we should be appalled by or things that we should report. I am speaking of just things that can pull you into the “comment” section and the “reply” section. I have to remind myself, it’s not that serious. I tell myself, just eye roll, shake your head, and realize they are “on some other stuff” (on another level ). I thank God for unfriend, unfollow, and snooze for 30 days if it really starts to irritate me. There is only so much negativity or shade throwing I can take. Thankfully, I don’t see much of the shade throwing on my timeline or feed. But, I do see other things that can really vex my spirit. And I know for sure I probably irritate others with my posting! Touche!
However, when you are trying to be positive or tend to the business side of social media, you can get distracted by the bull, drama, politics, immaturity, negativity or whatever your pet peeve is. Sometimes, I am just being social and trying to catch up with others. Here is what I have been reminding myself and teaching myself for the last year:
JUST KEEP SCROLLING…THAT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
JUST KEEP SCROLLING…LET THEM HAVE AN OPINION EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT AND EVEN IF YOURS IS DIFFERENT
JUST KEEP SCROLLING…IF THEY FEEL THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET CUSTOMERS/KEEP CUSTOMERS (SHRUGS SHOULDERS)
JUST KEEP SCROLLING…THAT IS FAKE NEWS
JUST KEEP SCROLLING…YOU KNOW THAT PERSON LOVES TO ARGUE AND NOT DEBATE
JUST KEEP SCROLLING…AND FINISH WHAT YOU CAME TO DO
GO BACK AND DELETE THAT (You do not have time to go back and forth)
DELETE DELETE DELETE (LOL)
Sometimes when someone says something crazy or off the wall on my posts I let it stay there and never respond. I leave it for others see how crazy the person is HAAAAAAA!!!!! But most times I just delete it and keep it moving.
You see, I have several pages and social media outlets are more than just a place to be social for me. I like to joke, I like a good debate, discussion from time to time but, you know life is still going on around me. Goals have to be met, dreams have to come true, family has to be taken care of and friends have to be chatted with. So, the bigger picture of why I hopped on in the first place helps me to stay woke lol…focused on the bigger picture.
3 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coffee Musing: Focusing on The Bigger Picture of Social Media (For Me)”
Love how you roll! 😂 we are not the General Leader of the Universe. Just keep scrolling 😂
I think social media is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, it is a wonderful way to connect. On the other hand, it is an easy way to connect. That may sound like the same thing; it is not. If ink is cheep, electrons are free. Maybe computers should come with a 10,000 character per week maximum. For the haters that may not last through Monday at noon.