I love social media a little too much sometimes. There are so many different platforms, and so many posts to see. I don’t know if you knew this, but many phones have a feature that will tell you just how long you use social media on a daily basis. It’s hidden somewhere deep in the settings.
I’m glad I don’t have that setting on my phone, because I think I would be pretty disappointed in myself. I find myself wasting my time on social media for hours on end. I shouldn’t say wasting though, because some aspects of social media are fantastic. Especially when people use it for local businesses’. It’s a great way to stay connected and to market to a local public without having to put it in a newspaper, since that’s kind of gone out of style.
I think it’s the rest of social media that upsets me. I find myself getting lost on accounts that just showcase other accounts. Style, makeup, etc. It’s gets kind of old. Some accounts just overload their profiles with multiple posts a day and I just soak it all in. I could scroll for an hour and never reach a post that I’ve already seen.
It’s even worse nowadays, since they’ve changed the formula in which the posts show up on your feed. It’s no longer in chronological order, but rather in order of popularity. You can change that by going to each profile you love the most and changing the settings or something, but that sounds like a lot of work.
I just like to scroll. Scroll, and scroll, and scroll. It’s addicting.
I think it’s time that I go through the profiles that I follow and start unsubscribing to those that don’t really do much for my everyday life. I don’t need to know about those new clothes that that one brand started making. I just want to keep up with my friends, local businesses, and a few other accounts that I just really enjoy their content.
I ask you to join me too! Ever find yourself scrolling through endlessly and not really feeling fulfilled by what you just saw? Maybe it’s time to filter through the accounts and get rid of those that you lost your love of. Just because you like a brand, or famous person, or whatever! It doesn’t mean you have to subscribe to them. Obviously there are exceptions, but if you don’t care about their posts anymore, then why bother following them? They’re just flooding your page with things that you really didn’t need to see.
Besides, if you are one of those people that have that setting on their phone that showcases how much time you spend on each app, you might surprise yourself. If you’re going to spend that much time on it, might as well be looking at something you enjoy.
I’m not criticizing myself, or you. Social media is great! I’m just trying to make it a little more relevant to myself. Wouldn’t that just go hand in hand with your overall happiness? I think we could all use a little more happiness in our lives. There’s no such thing as too much happy.