That old familiar haunt....Guilt.. Not me, not anymore.
Hi everyone, (yes I always open my posts like I am talking to friends because after all.... I am! )
Do you suffer from Social Media Guilt? It's a real thing you know. I did for a long time. Not sure what Social Media Guilt is? Ah - ha my little kiwis let me explain.
Social Media Guilt is when you follow someone, subscribe to someone, friend someone because you feel, well, you feel you have too because after all they follow you right, they like and love your posts right, they watch your YouTube videos right? So of course you have to be reciprocal don't you? Yeah, I used to feel that way also but the answer this question is a big fat....NO.
I was big on doing this on Facebook and YouTube. I felt that just because so and so liked my posts and watched my videos I must also do the same for them. Then, a few months ago I realized that I was literally forcing myself to see and read things I had zero interest in or things that made me angry or sad. The truth is, I happen to like a lot of the people I read and watch on YouTube but that doesn't mean I need to spend precious time going down that social media black hole if one, I don't like the content and two, just to show my loyalty.
Last month I decided to let go of all my "social media guilt". I unsubscribed to many YouTube channels, unfriended many on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I have seen changes already. Positive changes. Firstly, I am actually reading and watching content I enjoy. Secondly, the time wasted on social media has dropped drastically for me leaving me time to do the things that are really important to me and bring me happiness. Lastly, just because I may have unsubbed or unfriended doesn't mean I don't like said person. It means I am taking control of what I spend my time on and looking after my emotional health.
What about you? Still dealing with "Social Media Guilt" or have you let it go? Please share I'd love to read your story.