Post # 31
I deleted facebook about 3 years ago, and it was honestly the best thing for me, I woukd never go back! I felt there was a real “keeping up with the Jonses” mentality, and I started to buy into it a bit. I was always pretty happy with my lot, but when I realised FB was bringing me down somewhat, I quit! And now that we are ttc for more than a year now without success, im sorry to say I dont think I could deal with the constant pregnancy announcments!!
I use my whatsapp group messaging to keep in touch with my nearest & dearest and that suits me just fine 😁
Post # 32
Yeah, I know what you mean. Posts about SOs & babies really irk me. Every once in a while is fine but if you’re posting daily about how great your husband is and how much you LOVEEEE him or about how your baby poops just like daddy, how cute is that (yes, this was an actual post from a FB friend of mine), then please shut up! I like pictures of vacations (though they make me jealous) and pets but I don’t need to see 1,000 pictures of your pets.
I don’t mind wedding photos though. I enjoy looking at them because they’re usually pretty and it doesn’t matter to me if you post all 8,000 of them at once because it’s going to be one post in my feed. I just hate seeing the same TYPE of posts over and over.
I like political discourse provided it isn’t offensive or inflammatory. I’m pretty guilty of posting my political opinions but I’d rather see that than humble brags about how great your life is. At least you might can learn something when people post about politics & news.
Ew and how could I forget the pyramid schemes or people selling stuff….ALL my Father-In-Law posts about is Primerica and it’s so darn annoying.
Post # 33
I have an extended family member who was always overly lovey dovey about her amazing relationship with her husband and kids. Like, a ton of posts gushing about how much she loved her husband. Then he committed suicide last year. Now all her posts are very tragic and about how she’s lost the love of her life etc. I don’t think she was trying to “win” at FB before- I just think she is a very dramatic, deep feeling person. It really did change my perspective on why people post certain things. Her brutal honesty about the pain of losing her husband has been both refreshing and hard to watch.
Post # 34
smalltownbigworld : Ew, pretending to actually BE their children. That is something that I fortunately have NEVER seen. That’s psycho!
EllyAnne : Some people reveal a lot about themselves in their harsh criticisms of others. Sounds to me like she might wish that she was child-free and able to do more in her life. Yikes.
LOL! Really!? I actually do enjoy alone time in the supermarket but DH likes shopping so much that he insists that he tags along. I find it ironic that the one person I know who posts the “the family that XYZ together, stays together,” has had a relationship status with her guy listed as It’s complicated
because they have been on-and-off for 8 years, have two kids and she always shares memes about checking her boyfriend’s phone. She should worry less about staying together if it is so complicated.
Thanks for the suggestion. But I have just stopped going on social media for the last little bit. I don’t really have any self-control issues with hitting the social media icons on my phone, so there is no need to delete accounts. I just wanted to get other people’s take on it all because I feel like social media has changed a lot over the past 10 years.
I agree! I do like to scroll through my IG and see what I was doing years ago. So many fond memories! DH and I went on vacation last year and didn’t take a single photo! We had been there before and it was a quick trip so we just enjoyed it. When we got home, Mother-In-Law was like, “where are the pictures?!” and because we hadn’t taken any, she assumed we had a bad time or fought the entire trip! Not the case, we were just enjoying ourselves so much, we didn’t think to take any. It took a while to convince her that everything was fine. It’s bizarre how people demand photos now. When I updated my FB status to Married
I got “pictures?” comments almost immediately.
Post # 35
Exactly, it’s like “pics or it didn’t happen”. My social media friends probably think I live a sad, boring life (or more likely don’t think of me at all 🙂 )
Post # 36
emmabird : DH and I went on vacation last year and didn’t take a single photo!
Thats so nice, almost unheard of these days.
Post # 37
That’s horrible. However, her posts were probably a way of coping with his depression and/or mental illness. She probably did love him very much. Unfortunately, you cannot love someone into good health. Also, providing updates to her social circle on her grief is probably not healthy for her either. That’s just a horrible situation all around. I’m very sorry this happened to your friend.
Post # 38
I love my social media… Mostly because it’s nothing but photos of slomotion
I definitely prefer IG to Facebook. I love niche photos, like plants or climbing, things that I’m interested in that other people are doing. The MLM stuff is gross, but I guess I’m pretty good at scrolling right past and not focusing on it.
I also curate the social media for my business, and I love that because it is nothing but epic adventure photos 😀
Post # 39
And you’re always doing cool nature shit meanwhile i’m like “Look at how great my face is! Btw I ate three bags of Doritos today.”
But I live vicariously through your adventure posts.
Post # 40
I promise to continue doing cool nature shit if you promise to post 10 bazillion photos of your baby with lots of #blessed…
Post # 41
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
Hey, you didn’t post anything about your snazzy new suit!
I straight up quit FB because I found it so toxic. Do not miss it at all. Ever.
IG is different; it’s less noxious, for one thing. And, I like to fancy myself a semi-decent photographer and I do like to have at least SOME social media contact with my peeps.
Or, at least until someone threatens to kill me because I won’t sell them my username…
Post # 42
I also get tired from all the “seemingly” awesome/OMG! I am so special lives people have on FB. I feel like they are overcompensating for something. I usually check my FB feed once or twice a day and sporadically ‘like’ something someone posts. I use FB mainly to communicate with one or two of my closest friends on messenger lately, so unless I am posting cute pics of my animals, I don’t say too much anymore.
Post # 43
I only have Facebook, and I have so few people on it that I don’t see anything really annoying … I mostly use it to look at funny memes and ATVs
Post # 44
Man, I looked hot that day!
Post # 45
It seems equally strange to be so fixated on something you don’t like. Just unsubscribe, block, log out.