Kind of ironic to be writing a blog post about this, don’t you think? I struggle with social media, it’s a big love/hate thing. Here are three reasons for any hate:
- I waste so much time. I think we all do. Every once in a while I wonder what it would be like if instead of scrolling through Pinterest I read a book? Or spent less time on Facebook and wrote some more? I think we all have that nagging in the back of our minds. (So I’m sure I’m not the only one getting suckered back in.)
- The comparing game. As if I don’t do this often enough in my day-to-day life, all those hours of scrolling through Instagram are filled with comparing myself (and I’m never the one winning). “Maybe I should have a career more like his by now.” “God, I wish I could be as skinny as her.” It is so demeaning and I’m only doing it to myself.
- The obscene amount of pressure. So now after wasting precious time and dragging myself down, I want to post something. I just need to make sure it’s cute/funny/inspirational/cool enough first. Only not to get the same amount of likes as this other girl and to then spend hours stalking her account.