I posted yesterday, but it seems like my post did not go through for some reason so here we go round 2!
As a media producer/consumer, I spend way more time than I should on social media websites. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and always being glued to my phone, my family constantly jokes that I’ve lost social skills so they’ll do things like text me when I’m right in front of them just to try to make a point. I know, hilarious.
Instagram is the place where I share with my friends/followers (the ones I’ve accepted) things like pictures of my little brother at his first day at basketball practice, the vacations I go on throughout the year, my best friends birthdays, and of course my favorite of all activities, food. It’s a personal page where I find myself posting things that happen in my life that I find interesting enough to share. I post to Instagram every couple of weeks, which is actually pretty decent compared to the amount of followers I have that post “selfies” every 10-15 minutes. I try to keep the selfies to a bare minimum… I don’t think my followers care about how I look sitting on the couch, stuffing my face and watching Hawaii 5.0.
Facebook is ancient and I don’t think anyone really uses it anymore, but I do. I have a lot of family spread out throughout the world, and Facebook allows me to stay connected with them by sharing things like pictures of me because they’ll say I look wonderful regardless of how I actually look, which is what family is for!
I do have a twitter, and I question that everyday because I barely ever use it. It’s the sort of thing that I use to pretend like I’m doing something on my phone when a situation gets awkward. Just like a fake phone call from a friend, or pretending to text someone when really you’re just feeling awkward. I know you do it, too.
My favorite part of the media consuming/producing world is definitely tumblr. I find myself on tumblr when I need to be inspired, when I want to look for new ideas, when I need a good laugh, when I want to see cool pictures, or just what people from all over the world are doing at that very moment. I think what fascinates me about tumblr is the artistic part of it, I’m a very artistic person and I feel like there’s always a way to express exactly how I’m feeling on it. It’s pretty awesome, you should check it out. The best part is that I don’t actually know any of my followers, and although my mom always says “don’t talk to strangers” (still does, even though I’ve clearly turned 20) I love that tumblr is full of strangers because I can post anything without being judged. It’s pretty cool.