If You’re Not Having Fun on Social Media, You’re Doing It Wrong

I’ve talked about my Facebook addiction on here before, but in case you’re not familiar, here’s your introduction: I love Facebook. LOVE IT. I’m on it as much as possible and used to feel guilty about it, but not anymore. And do you know why I don’t feel an ounce of guilt anymore? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s because I’m doing it right. Ninety-nine percent of the time I have a ball on Facebook. Heck, between that Instagram and Pinterest, I’m surprised I find time to do anything else. I say that in jest, but I could be serious. *looks at you with a furrowed brow* When you’re winning at social media, your life is enhanced. Let me explain.

I know, I know. But, social media is such a distraction. It’s not real life. You can’t connect online like you can in person. I’ve heard it all, and I still say the people who say that just aren’t doing it right. So, how do you know if you’re doing it right? Here’s my take (in no particular order).

  1. You connect with others whom you probably never would’ve known existed.
  2. You question things you never have before.
  3. You laugh at something so silly that tears stream down your face at least twice a week.
  4. You read or watch something that motivates you to do something you’ve been putting off.
  5. You find a small business that you fall in love with.
  6. You discover new artists (from all genres) whom you fall in love with.
  7. You post random things and end up having serious conversations about them.
  8. You read someone’s story and it changes your perspective on life.
  9. You find out about local happenings that you’d never known existed even though you’ve lived there your entire life.
  10. You find awesome people and pages that challenge you, make you laugh, make you cry and just make you think.
  11. You find yourself fondly talking about social media with others in “real life.”
  12. You gain insight, feedback, and education on world happenings that you may otherwise have never known of.
  13. You share stories on topics that are important to you and you actually have others who always want to hear about it.
  14. You can reconnect with people from your past in a way that genuinely lets you rekindle the relationship.
  15. You can keep up with the people who are important to you in a way that you probably couldn’t otherwise.
  16. You learn way more about yourself by reading your own page’s feed than almost any other self-analysis (outside of recording your experiences in other ways).

I could seriously go on, but I think you catch my drift. Social media adds awesome value to your life, if you do it right. Please do it right. Your soul will thank you. I’m totally serious. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “If You’re Not Having Fun on Social Media, You’re Doing It Wrong

  1. tmiddletonkindred

    I agree! I too am a facebook addict, but it has become an integral part of my activist, unschooling, birthworking world and I love it!

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