Being the awkward girl that I am, it takes a lot for me to communicate (except in writing which as my ex-boyfriend would say “Your element.”) Heck, its not my element. It is only easier for me to write my thoughts than initiate a gut-wrenching conversation with people (except to those I’m really close to) . So for all my other means of communication – I let my social networking sites intervene. I had Friendster (back in the days when comments and “testimonial” are equally encompassing as my real grades in class). And now its Facebook (which honestly became a way of life). I also have Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest and Google+ which I seldom use. Then came Instagram.
I just recently started Instagram and it took me a good 3 months to get used to it. Why? Because I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to do with it. But after a while, I begin to love the freedom it gives us to express who we are and what’s in our minds through pictures. Like an updated, digital scrapbook. Recently, I’m beginning to hear more people talk about how they are so fed up with Instagramers uploading selfies, photos of what they eat or their pets or babies. I honestly don’t understand why they spend their time telling other people what they should or shouldn’t post in their own profile. I don’t get it, really. As what Jenny Doh put it “Post what YOU want on your IG feed. And let others post what they want on their IG feeds” Simple. I think this should be the “Golden Rule” in social networking in general.
Here’s something for us, fault finders :
If you spend too much time trying to find out what is good or bad about someone else, you’ll forget your own soul and end up exhausted and defeated by the energy you have wasted in judging others – Paulo Coelho
Let’s all pursue our IG happiness 🙂