(Closed) Winning on Social Media

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 31
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Helper bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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
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7995 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 # 35
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Blushing bee

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emmabird :  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
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Blushing bee

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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 # 38
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I love my social media… Mostly because it’s nothing but photos of 

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slomotions boobs… 

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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desertgypsy :  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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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slomotion :  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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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omotion :  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
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Blushing bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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teamroro :  Man, I looked hot that day!

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It seems equally strange to be so fixated on something you don’t like. Just unsubscribe, block, log out.

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