A letter to my social media friends

Do you love social media? Do you hate it? Social media can elicit a number of responses when it comes to mind. It can be a powerful, positive tool but it can also bring much angst and devastation. Nevertheless, this is a letter to my social media friends (and perhaps to yours too.)

You are respected but you are not renowned

I respect your opinion and even your likes and dislikes but I will no longer be ruled by them. Followers are not so important that their opinion should dictate how we express ourselves through social media. I once heard someone say, “No I can’t post it like that, people will unfollow me.” Now don’t get me wrong, there is a social etiquette in posting on social media. I certainly don’t want to annoy people by posting a hundred pictures in 5 minutes. However, I will not be held bound by people’s opinions. If you don’t like what I post or how I post it, please feel free to click the “unfollow” or “unfriend” button. I didn’t ask you to follow me and certainly won’t force you to stay (smile). We can so easily get paranoid about how we posts things or what we post that it can become a bondage.

Your likes and comments are appreciated but have no power over me

I’ll never forget it. I had posted something on social media but then a short while after that, someone else posted something similar. I saw that I had a few likes and no comments while this other person had a flurry of likes and comments. Immediately my heart sank and I felt rejected and unimportant. But in that instant, I sensed God nudge at my heart. What God says about me is what is really important. The opinion of others should not hold power over me.  Have you ever gone back to a post to see how many likes it got?  I certainly have. And guess what, it absolutely doesn’t matter if you have 1 or if you have 10,001. Social media ‘likes’ and comments do not determine your worth or who you are as a person. Posting on Social media is like putting out an advert. It’s only a picture of your best day, living your best life, taken at the perfect time, with the perfect angle and perfect amount of light.

Live your life to the full. Enjoy every day. Like yourself and be the best version of you. Be kind to others and smile, a lot. Let social media be a positive, life-affirming tool in your life.

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