Have you all seen studies like this, warning that Facebook is making us miserable because our friends only post the good things in their lives?
While I try to write about the good and bad on my blog, I admit to only sharing things that make me feel good on Facebook. I also limit who knows about my blog. I don’t broadly advertise it. When I share blog posts on Facebook, only my “close friends” list sees them. I feel like I can be more candid if I’m not worried about everyone knowing my business.
For breakup survival, some suggest dropping out of social media cold turkey. The theory is nothing good can come of seeing cheery pictures of your friends’ vacations, baby announcements and trivial rumblings when you’re down. I didn’t drop out entirely, but I did scale back my use. I also took it as an opportunity to “unfriend” people I wasn’t real-life friends with anymore. That felt like the right approach to me. I certainly can’t speak to what would work for everyone.
This blog has taken me “through the storm,” but now that the sun is shining on my life, I do wonder how long I can write I’m-so-freaking-happy posts before I annoy everyone in my life.