I’ve decided I need to get better at posting on my blog. I’ll write something, save it and then never post it. Being a blogger is tough, because there is always this sense of being worried about writing something you’ll regret later. Know what I mean?
Well, I guess you wouldn't really if you aren't a blogger, but think of it in relation to old Facebook statuses. Facebook has added a lovely new feature that lets you see what you posted in 2009, giving you the opportunity to relive the most awkward and embarrassing things you've ever decided to let the Internet engulf into its eternal memory.
I laugh now at the raw evidence of my desire to share inside jokes with the world, or have full-on conversations with my friends for everyone to read; I don’t understand why that was a thing. Was there no Facebook messenger? I don't even remember. How about shooting out a text?
(Shout out to my girls who I just exposed love y'all haha don't kill me.)
Sharing our lives online has evolved into a full time job, blogger or not. Most people post photographs on Facebook. We share articles and videos that may encompass a message we believe in, or find humor in. You can tell a lot about a person at what they laugh at. We also tweet at friends and sub-tweet our low-key deep feelings.
Back in the days of snapchat best friends, we all knew who was hooking up with who, just by checking out their top friends list. (I mean you could deny it, but we all knew the truth.)
Totally miss that feature by the way. Snapchat politics is not what it used to be, *sigh*.
Oh, and let’s not forget twitter favorites, that has to be one of my top favorite go-tos for creeping. Don't lie, you do it too. That’s why I don't care about saying it out loud…or typing it, that is.
At the end of the day, if you don’t really know someone, you can get a pretty good idea about who they are from looking at their social media. This is also why people tend to keep up with it; they know people will be looking.
I mean yes, there are some people who stay “off the grid,” but that speaks for itself also.
One day, our kids will be able to look through our entire pasts. Imagine if you could look back on your parents Facebook to when they were in high school, or even middle school!
Yeah…that’s gonna be us.
Even if we delete things, our kids will absolutely be able to find a way to bring it up again. Think about what we can do on the Internet now, and then imagine what they will be able to do.
It’s freaky, really. And that’s why I…. or we have to be careful.
The Internet is no joke, people.