(Closed) Winning on Social Media

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

 I don’t see this on my facebook or instagram.  Mostly IG is just food and dogs though, with some pics of friends kids lol.  I only have friends and family on facebook and most everyone posts about their lives,  but not in some annoying showing off sort of way. 

Post # 47
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559 posts
Busy bee

I’ve got something funny to tell you. I am 32 & never had a facebook account! 

I have instagram & snapchat & that’s it. 

The people who used to tell me to get onto facebook are now telling me I should never join. 

Post # 48
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1201 posts
Bumble bee

I find constant flashbacks to be the worst.

 

”TBT to the time I went on holiday!”

”Take me back!”

”Wishing I was in Italy again!”

”Flashback to when I had a tan!”

All of course accompanied with a highly filtered photo of the poster in a bikini or looking wistfully into the sunset with a cocktail. 

Some people have no chill. You had your damn holiday and you were allowed to post pics, now get over it tbh. 

 

Post # 49
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Among other things….the MLM schemes are out of control on FB! Everyone and their mother is selling something.

Post # 50
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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Mls1988 :  Isn’t it the worst? I block any asshole who posts Younique, Arbonne, Lipsense, Beach Body etc. 

I am not interested in your overpriced pyramid scheme shit. 

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

I like blantant brags, but I don’t like overly sappy.  FB can get overwhelming, insta is like my photo journal.  I take pics for me, I barely look at anyone elses lol.  

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

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happyjuju :  I have one friend who does this but everything is an anniversary, today is the anniversary of the first time we walked our dog down a new street, pic of dog.  They even do the FB on this day to celebrate already having celebrated arbitrary anniversary dates.  

Post # 54
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559 posts
Busy bee

This is what I see on Instagram (mainly insta story)

* constant updates of their kids. All day long

* I have the best husband / bf he just made me breakfast in bed – omg

* selfies which are an excuse to fish for compliments 

* look at me I’m eating healthy or exercising 

I hate all this sort of bs. I don’t rub my relationship on social media in peoples faces. Think of people who are single and waiting for the one. A sign of a healthy relationship on social media is no sign at all. 

Or think of the woman who wants a baby more than anything but can’t conceive or she’s nearing her 40s, still single and worried she’s nearly out of time. Yet she’s seeing peoples kids all day online & it’s constantly upsetting her.

i post photos of doing stuff. If it’s a nice hike we’ve done, or we’ve just been sailing somewhere or it’s a photo of me In my team colours at a rugby game.

 

Post # 55
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1587 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I was just giggling to myself about this on Valentines Day because two of the most over the top, lovey dovey couples on my FB happen to be going through serious relationship issues in real life. If you only knew them through social media, you’d think they were obnoxiously perfect and rubbing it in your face, but knowing them in person makes it actually seem sad that they’re trying this hard to project an image of perfection that doesn’t match their reality. 

 

Post # 56
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Helper bee

I think Facebook, Instagram, etc are basically our highlight reels. It’s much more common to post the good things going on than the bad. At one point in my life, during a particularly hard time, people kept saying things to me like “your life looks amazing” “it looks like you’re in such a good place in your life and having so much fun” and that wasn’t the case at all. I didn’t do anything on purpose to make it seem that way. But if I were out with friend having fun I might post about it. If I was home crying (which was often the case at the time) I would not post about it. It got to the point where it started making me feel like I was faking something (even though I wasn’t) and I ended up making a post about it, and listing all the problems I was having at that time. 

Ahyway, point being, I’m not sure if people are usually showing off so much as just having a tendency to post the good in their lives but not the bad. 

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

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SisterJude :  that’s hilarious! how does she even remember xo

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I don’t worry about what others are doing,  as a comparison to my own life. I enjoy the positive things that people post.

Post # 58
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Helper bee

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wildflowerz :  Yes! Hate to say it, but I unfollow any and all friends who have taken up selling MLM products. 

Post # 59
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Busy bee

I used to hate people posting gym selfies and “checking in” to the gym daily.  I was like “eat your salad and be miserable!” lol

Until I started working out myself lol. Posting to my social media helps to keep me accountable in a way. I know some people find it annoying as I used to. But a lot of people encourage me to keep going. And days when I dont feel like working out, it helps to know how good it will be to finish and post to my family and friends. 

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