I often lie in bed at night mulling the world over and in the early hours of this morning I was thinking about social media and my relationship with it. I have a love/hate relationship with it and I wondered what my expectation of it is and quite honestly, why do I use it?
This is what I came up with…..
I’ve met some brilliant people who have become guests on my podcast.
I’ve connected with people who I have since worked with.
I have discovered book recommendations and food recipes.
I have admired stunning holiday destinations.
I have laughed at some very funny jokes.
I have appreciated some beautiful art.
I have made some great friendships.
I have been humbled but peoples’ honesty.
I have been irritated by peoples’ sanctimonious rubbish.
I have been annoyed by very judgmental opinions.
I have been disappointed by the ‘fake’ images and edited photos.
I have been infuriated by the ego driven or sympathy driven posts.
But I have also realised, I can scroll past or stop and read. I can unfollow or follow. I can appreciate the benefits of social media or I can wind myself up.
So the only expectation there is of social media, is the one I put on myself.
And that is the conclusion I came to at 3am this morning.
I’m curious to know, what is your expectation?