5 (life) lessons I learned from social media


Instead of writing another typical “social media tips” post, I’m sharing 5 life lessons I’ve learned from using it.

Author: Jenny Wu
Jenny Wu

Claire

Wednesday 15th of March 2017

I agree with everything that you said ! people show what they want us to see in social media. most of the times, what we see is not true and it does not reflect real life.

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Jenny

Wednesday 15th of March 2017

Exactly! It's easy to get caught up in all the pretty photos and forget that those are only a small reflection of those people's lives!

Naya // The Party Parrot Blog

Monday 13th of March 2017

Oh Jenny, I couldn't agree more with everything you have mentioned in this post. I did a similar (ranty..) post some weeks ago and was surprised to realize just how many fellow bloggers felt the same way that I did. Sadly fake followers, likes and comments are so common in our Middle East region, it is so sad. Brands still "buy" it and I only hope for the day when they can identify real work from bot shit as you have called it haha. I even had one of the bloggers I know send me hateful comments through her fake accounts, tagging brands telling them to stop working with me. I think you just have to block them and move on. Your blog is amazing, don't quit! Always here to support you xx

Jenny

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Aww, thank you so much for your sweet comment Naya! I was surprised by the positive feedback on this post as well (might be my most commented on post ever!), and it's comforting to know that I'm not alone in my struggles :) Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry that you had to deal with someone so awful! That is definitely the definition of shitty people >_< Glad you were able to move on from that negativity!

Tara

Saturday 11th of March 2017

I can see why some people would take social media to the extreme if they are blogging for profit. For me, I don't blog for profit, so while I do share my posts on Twitter and such, I am not going to obsess with every number. I do check my Statcounter, but it's the analyst in me.

Shitty people will definitely be everywhere, and it's all how we handle it. Out of those shitty people, there are the awesome folks we meet, and I am thankful to everyone one of those people, too ^^

Being grateful and not comparing myself is one thing I have to constantly remember. I like how you wrote we should compare ourselves to our past selves! That's a good advice. All five advice you typed make a lot of sense, and it's good to remember them.

Jenny

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Yep, I agree, it's definitely not as stressful if blogging is purely a hobby and not for profit. However, even if we blog for profit, we can definitely adjust our mindset and realize that money isn't everything :) Gratefulness is something I'm continuously working on as well, it definitely helps when I try to count the small blessings every day!

Bernadette

Saturday 11th of March 2017

All 5 of these lessons are very true and something i've learned. People can get caught up with numbers and likes and this need to post their entire life on social media and make it 'appear' a certain way. There's more to life then social media, there are many out there who seem to have it all on social media but that doesn't necessarily reflect how their lives actually are. Lovely post!

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Jenny

Saturday 11th of March 2017

Thank you for reading Bernadette! I totally agree with you, it's really dangerous to assume that what you see in social media is a complete reflection of someone's life!

Mija

Friday 10th of March 2017

The layout looks awesome!!

Social Media - wanting to delete accounts is so familiar! Thats for the tips, definitely helpful!

Jenny

Saturday 11th of March 2017

Thank you Mija, glad you found the tips helpful :)