I’m finding it hard to be “present” in the world of social networking/social media, these are a few reasons why I think I’m no good at social media.
I’m too honest, and that seems to bug people, evidently honesty isn’t necessary in the realm of social media. Everyone likes rainbows, fallacies and lies.
I’m not very good at seeming seamlessly interesting. I think the people who are posting these great things about themselves and their lives have it hard. Because if you were really that interesting why would you feel the need to post all of your interesting adventures minute to minute via social media. (This doesn’t mean bloggers, because most bloggers write about their adventures after the adventure is over – see how that works attention whores. See there I go with that damn honest bug again).
I don’t take myself that seriously, it seems everyone is saying or doing something profound on social media. I’m super random and so are my thoughts.
I’m NOT an attention whore, which may seem like a conundrum given I have a blog and a YouTube channel where I’m trying to engage other like-minded people. But the difference is I’m not trying to get attention, if people read my blog great, cool, whatever, if people view my videos again super cool, but here’s the kicker if they don’t that’s still super cool, great and whatever. I feel like to be successful in social media you have to be “doing the most”, all the time. And I’ve got too much shit to do for that.
I’m TOO HONEST! Yes, I know I said this already but it seems to be the common theme with people I know, some folks have told me “everything is not meant for Facebook” or “you shouldn’t put your business online” but if I’m not being an attention whore and befriending anyone who clicks my name than all of my “friends” are truly my friends and I can share my ups and downs, good and bad. I get it, for some people social media is a form of escape, but I thought the purpose was to be SOCIAL! So if I want to talk about beef with my brother or the gargoyle that shouldn’t be any sweat off anyones back. You think? Nope.
But hey I’m a flawed human being and I love sharing all of those flaws with the people in my life, whether that be via person to person or electronically via Facebook, this blog, or YouTube.
Maybe I’ll get it one day, but until then I’ll continue to be me…