Well, hello there. No, this isn’t a seductive, or sexual blog post in the slightest. I’m just trying to think of inventive ways to start these posts.
This is going to be a bit of a rant, but hopefully an interesting one. It’s really just a way for me to put some shitty thoughts onto paper? Onto the web? Online…agh you know what I mean.You know when you were younger, or even today, you get that question ‘Discuss the positives and negatives of social networking’. Maybe it was in an IT exam, or just a general chit chat. And, the positive responses were always ‘ITS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH WHETHER MY GREAT AUNTS COUSINS PET RAT IS STILL ALIVE’, and the negatives – ‘PAEDOPHILES ARE OUT TO GET ME’. Nowadays for me, the positives of seeing how friends and family are getting on, is exactly the same. But, in terms of negatives. It’s that shitty, inadequate feeling you get just through looking at your phone. We’re so numb and unaware to what we’re now looking at on social media, that it feels like normal.
I’m bored of looking through snapchat stories thinking ‘Oh shit everyones out right now, I’m not.’ Whilst I’m in bed questioning whether my dog will die if I feed him a rice cake with soy sauce on it… I’m tired of seeing people comment ‘omg friendship goals’ on an instagram POST of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid laughing together. Like, LORD ABOVE, have you never laughed with a friend? Is it goals because they’ve taken a photo of it and put a cheeky VSCO cam filter on it?
I am admittedly an avid user of instagram, snapchat and all the rest, and I love it. It’s great for creativity, sharing cool things, places and times with loved ones. But, there is this sense of never feeling quite good enough, never feeling like you look good enough with that crappy dog filter (even though most do). Most of the ‘effortless’ selfies are take number 67, and that photo of the beach has a shizzle ton of sharpen, saturation, and all the rest. P.S. There’s an insight to my instagram!! Hehe.
We become obsessed with it all, I’m obsessed and I accept that. But, rather than comparing myself, I’d rather just appreciate and enjoy others stuff. It’s too mentally draining to question whether I look better in valencia or black and white. BEEN THERE DONE THAT, GOT THE 156 SELFIES. If I wanna use a filter, Imma use a filter God damn it. If I want to stay in bed potentially killing my dog through rice cakes, rather than getting sloshed on a night out and snapchatting the whole thing (Which probably shows its not that much of a ‘sick night’) THEN YEAH I WILL.
WHAT A BIZARRE POST THIS WAS. I do love social media, don’t get my words twisted! It’s just a very double sided sword. I’m very tired right now. Plus, I can’t be bothered to handwrite in a real life diary. Like, seriously, what is paper? This is the modern era…. that was meant to be irony. I don’t know if that came across well. Oops.
Bye for now. x