My battery is really far spent.
I’ve literally spent the last couple of hours on social media. If I have to be exact, I’d say approximately the last 4 +half hrs on WordPress and twitter apps combined (very little on Pinterest and tumblr. Instagram just for reference to something).
This is not new, and spending lots of time on these social apps is pretty easy if you’re not counting the hours. I’m not, and that doesn’t mean I’m not ashamed of it, I am, but not so much. I’ll like to go with the excuse that I’m taking my much needed break from studying and worrying. I need this time to faff pls. Normally I get that guilt feeling when I’m doing something I shouldn’t, but I don’t feel that way at the moment, so maybe I just need this relax time (though it’s getting too much).
Here’s what I love about the media, which is the reason I have this blog (as a lifestyle blog) and my other media accounts (esp twitter. Been around since ’09. I’m an oldie whoop whoop!). I like learning how you spend your lives, how your activities run. What you resolve when you get bored, how your family is like and the kind of people you surround yourself with. The time the weather affected your thoughts and the times the food affected your body. Your new relationship and your former. Your involvements with every other thing, how your days play out. What new things you’ve learnt and why you do the things you do.
I just expect real details and happenings, and not anything wholesomely interesting, if it turns out as such, then it’s a bonus to construe that I’ll pretty much get gung-ho on your dealings and assume most details beforehand.
Learning your information might not affect my life, but it will give me a sense of belonging in relation to the universe. Here’s what goes through my mind – I’m occupying a space on earth just as someone else, and this is what they do differently as opposed/similar to how I do mine. How are they using their God given gifts or how are they pushing to discover them? How are they surviving in their towns? How are their markets? I’m not going to live different lives or be at all the countries on the planet to be able to see and have cognizant of the various cultures, but I can enjoy them by relating through this individual. My life may not be connected with yours, but I can live vicariously through your wins and losses. I’m not going to be wrapped up in my one (mundane) life and not care or learn about the technologies, the improvements, the foodstuffs, the ailments, the reasons for laughter or protests, the struggles, the becoming attitudes, the hairstyles, the dresses, the insult comebacks, the slang, and many more things that make life have more assortment and variance that I may not live long enough or travel enough or associate enough to be a part of. And I don’t want to not know! The world is really a big sphere, and I cannot, by myself, revel in its fullness.
These thoughts ring through always when i see any tweet, picture post, blog or blog post. My mind goes, “oh do tell! How’s life going?” And then I read your post to answer the question.
But sometimes, learning how pleasant/unpleasant others have had their lives may not be the ideal, because it could be a great cause for comparison, or depression, or a reason to ponder over the essence of life. Sometimes it gives another reason to count your blessings. God knows I’ve been at every stage.
Why do you have your social media accounts? Which is your favorite?