Friday, 16 December 2016

Social Media



Social Media - We all use it in one way or another.

I used to have a Twitter Account and Facebook account, I only used these for entering competitions, then on Facebook I kept getting requests from strangers and just got fed up with it, so I closed both of these accounts as I only ever had one competition win from Twitter, most of my competition wins over the last few years have been through Facebook, but now I have stopped so have the wins, so I am going to open that account again.

I regularly watch and subscribe to You Tube channels.

My favourite thing has to be blogging, despite the ups and downs with all the nastiness this year.

Then I had a go at Instagram for a while, I stopped it, but now I am really enjoying it. I can see why people who used to have blogs have moved over to there.

I just had a google and there are loads and loads of things I haven't even heard of.

I very often feel I am spending to much time on social media  and online in general when  I  could be doing more productive things, but it is extremely addictive.

I have made several friends online who I am in regular contact with from blogging.
Next year although I am going to continue doing the things I do but in moderation,  I will be spending less time online as  I feel I need to relax and do other things.





So what social media accounts do you have/use?
Do you sometimes feel its taking over?

32 comments:

  1. I blog and have Facebook. The later being a way of catching up with friends and family around the country and world! The problem with this sort of medium is it's one dimensional and you can't tell tone or meaning sometimes. Using too few words or incorrect ones can get people into trouble, unintentionally. I was going to write about something similar today. Furthermore, it's an instant medium so people can react without hesitation which can also bring the good and the bad. Sleeping on something is often less damaging.

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    1. It is a good way I suppose to catch up, but I see what you mean about using or saying the wrong thing unintentionally, what ever happened to Skype, I wonder how many people still use that?

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    2. I Skype one friend but it's not top of my list anymore, preferring to use Facebook.

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    3. I suppose it is easier isn't it.

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  2. I have only my blog, Marlene and it took me several years to pluck up the courage to have that. I don't have any other type of account, Facebook Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. I somehow joined LinkedIn by mistake and have never used it. I'm just happy to blog and I just hope the kind of blog I have appeals only to those who ... well, like that kind of blog, if that makes sense? I hope you will enjoy blogging again in 2017 and in the meantime, have a lovely Christmas.
    Margaret P

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    1. The styles of blog we have won't appeal to all, at the end of the day people will only read about what they like, but it is your blog so you should write for yourself. Thankyou Margaret and have a good Christmas yourself.

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  3. I understand exactly what you mean Marlene, and funnily enough I touch on something similar albeit briefly, today. It's so easy to get sucked into being on the computer for longer than intended. Doing Blogmas is great as I love to have a good record of my December, but it does take up a lot of time. I'll be quite pleased to go back to normal blogging, and have been giving my blog a lot of thought. What to do with it, any changes etc. I don't want to give up, but there have been times this year when wannabe trolls have shown up and I can do without that sort of rubbish. They may have time for being petty and mean, but I don't.

    Anyway. My point is, I hear you! I know what you mean and how you feel.

    I'm on The Gram and my blog. I am still on Twitter, but am using it less and less. I've actually forced myself to tweet lately just so I use it. So I might close it next year. Am sticking with the Gram though, I just love it. I had no idea there were so many social media accounts out there. Violet loves Snapchat, but I can't be doing with it. I'll leave that one to the young people!

    xx

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    1. It is time consuming, I love it, but then on the other had rather than tapping away on the keyboard I would much rather be in the garden or out for a walk, Jack has several different accounts, but then that's the younger generation isn't it.
      Have a lovely weekend Sadie xxx

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  4. Just shows you how out of date I am I had no idea that these things existed. I blog and that is all. I do wonder now if I am missing out or better off in my ignorance.

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    1. Well that's good enough, at least you are giving yourself time to enjoy other things.

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  5. Blogging and Facebook, I've tried twitter, but just can't get my head round it. I do have IG but it's very neglected, I don't really want anything else that keeps me online xx

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  6. I blog and gave Facebook up in the summer.
    Arilx

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    1. Blogging is much nicer than Facebook, x

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  7. I don't do any of the 'social media' things. I've heard too many problems relating to Facebook and I am quite a private person so prefer just to have a gentle blog.

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    1. Yes I know what you mean, and yes your blog is gentle and lovely.

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  8. I love blogging and reading blogs, I did set up an IG account a few years ago but only used it for a few days. I have Facebook but rarely post on it, normally it is for keeping in touch with family.

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  9. I think I need a 12 step program to get me off this computer!!! I spend waaaaaaay too much time on here, lol. I do have a blog but it is very neglected. I use the excuse that I am too lazy to do the picture taking, downloading etc. I am on facebook and find that sucks up a huge amount of time, and I have less than 50 friends! I'm also on Pinterest-another huge time waster and then I have MANY blogs in my blog reader. I hate to think how many hours I spend glued to this screen, but I love reading my favourite blogs.
    I can't imagine being on any other forms of social media, I wouldn't have time to do ANYTHING!!!

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  10. I just have an instagram account. I used to have Facebook when the kids were away at University, mainly for the purpose of spying on them! I think Facebook can be very false. Most people big their lives up on it. I closed mine down a couple of years ago when I left my job. I prefer to stay a little bit private.

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    1. I know a few who do Facebook just for that, I can't believe some of the c**p people post about on there as well.

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  11. I use FB and Pinterest for my blog only, not for person use per se. I am annoyed at all the Russian activity on my blog page at the moment....hope they do not invade (ha!)

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    1. Oh dear, I wander what that is they seem to get everywhere.

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  12. Blogging and Facebook but I very rarely post anything on Facebook apart from birthday greetings to friends and family simply because I have read so much bad stuff about it that I won't click on anything that doesn't come directly from someone I know.
    I absolutely hate those copy this and paste onto your timeline things and horrible pictures of ill children where it says 'type Amen or you are heartless'. No I am not heartless. I am just aware that you are trying to get my details and you ain't having them.
    As horrible a place as it is I keep it as there are a couple couple of games I like to play on there but I will be cutting down on computer time in the new year to get on with some of my hobbies-x-

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    1. People will try anything to get your details. Good on you as shall be cutting down as well xx

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  13. It's all too easy to get drawn in and spend too much time on line. I have my blog and Instagram but nothing else. So far, all my experience has been positive but I imagine it must be terribly upsetting to be on the receiving end of some unpleasant or unneccesary comments. I really love reading blogs and it's easy to browse them when I have a few spare moments. X

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    1. Yes I think moderation has to be the key xx

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  14. Just blogging for me. I like spending my time outside off the computer.

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    1. Well done you, I will be spending more time out and about next year.

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  15. I don't do anything but blog and that's not regular as I find I just don't have the time. I wish I could blog more regularly though and hope to be more committed to it next year. None of the other stuff interests me that much but I guess that's because I've not really looked into it too much. I think if you enjoy it then use it but maybe moderate it if worried it's taking over a bit and leaving you too little free time for other activities.

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    1. Yes I will be spending less time online for sure next year.

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