I go through times where social media becomes too overwhelming. The drama, the feelings of inadequacy, and sometimes the judgement. Your personal Facebook and Instagram are generally filled with people you know (friends and family) which can be a great way to keep in touch, or NOT. And sometimes logging off (or taking a little hiatus) just makes you feel better.
However, when I started blogging again-here on WordPress–after probably 12 years–I discovered a new crowd. A crowd of strangers. Followers and fellow bloggers that I’ve never met and completely enjoy!
I love the blogging community!
Coming to WordPress, for me, has allowed me to learn so much. I love seeing and reading about all of the happenings from around the world, reading the funny stories, learning about people’s lives and struggles, and so on.
But the BEST part of the blogging world is the respectful nature of comments I’ve seen. Wisdom, compassion, suggestions, kindness, and genuine thought go into most comments I’ve seen. I have felt as though bloggers are above the “keyboard warrior” mentality (mostly seen on FB) and it’s refreshing.
I’ve slowly pulled away from Facebook, mainly because of their constant changing. I have a list of “friends” on their that I LOVE to keep in contact with and yet FB only shows me a fraction of my friend list. I wish they would bring back chronological order again! And at times FB can be boring because the same group of friends post and I never get to see anything new.
Instagram has become the new shopping mall. I love it but if we are all being just really, super, duper, honest here….this app can cause you to mayyyybe feel a little bit bad about yourself or your life. Everyone has a perfectly lit photo, amazing destination, their hair and make up on point, and clothes put together nicely. Good thing I also follow a ton of funny “mom” pages because they are all so real and look a hot mess like me ha!
If I had to choose a favorite between WordPress, FaceBook, or Instagram I would have to choose blogging! I’m so sad it isn’t as popular as it once was…hoping to bring that back!
If you had to choose ONE as your favorite, what would you pick?