Thursday, September 13, 2012

Social Media High School

I can't complain about my High School experience - I had a great group of friends. I was involved with some extra curricular activities, and was very social.

Same thing with college. I always had a good group of people to hang out with and was involved in several activities.

Why is it that when it comes to social media, I feel like a total loser? By loser, I mean ignored. I know we all get busy and have lives to lead, but I just feel like I put it out there and get ignored 90% of the time.

My posts do now include my business, and I don't expect a ton of response to those. It's the personal stuff that used to not be ignored that now is... It's upsetting. I used to feel semi connected to these folks that are now ignoring me completely.

Some of these ladies are what I'd have to call social climbers, because their main reason for being on social media is to chat with the more popular bloggers or whatever. They'll go out of their way to chat with them, and try to get their attention - instead of talking with people who are more than willing to communicate with them. This comes along with an amazing ego that I will never understand.

To me it should be a two way street, and while it isn't for me... I feel like it should be. If you open up to me, I am more than happy to open up to you as well.

That was what blogging, FB, and Twitter were for me in the beginning - a way to share struggles and stories. I miss those days now that its more about gaining followers and popularity.

Can't we "graduate" back to being adults that can build friendships and genuine connections?