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).
- You connect with others whom you probably never would’ve known existed.
- You question things you never have before.
- You laugh at something so silly that tears stream down your face at least twice a week.
- You read or watch something that motivates you to do something you’ve been putting off.
- You find a small business that you fall in love with.
- You discover new artists (from all genres) whom you fall in love with.
- You post random things and end up having serious conversations about them.
- You read someone’s story and it changes your perspective on life.
- You find out about local happenings that you’d never known existed even though you’ve lived there your entire life.
- You find awesome people and pages that challenge you, make you laugh, make you cry and just make you think.
- You find yourself fondly talking about social media with others in “real life.”
- You gain insight, feedback, and education on world happenings that you may otherwise have never known of.
- You share stories on topics that are important to you and you actually have others who always want to hear about it.
- You can reconnect with people from your past in a way that genuinely lets you rekindle the relationship.
- You can keep up with the people who are important to you in a way that you probably couldn’t otherwise.
- 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. 🙂