Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.
Blogging and social media have changed me in so many different ways – some for the better and some for the worse (which I am currently working on!)
My creative juices are flowing. Blogging has allowed me to sit down and write, express myself and my own creativity in so many different ways. I now take pictures, I try my hand at design, I dig deep to answer questions and find content true to myself and slightly entertaining for others. It is a special release for me, my own way to escape.
I have made so many new friends. The blogging community is awesome, and I have been so blessed in ‘meeting’ new people from across the world. It has opened my mind to different countries, cultures and ways of life. I have started to form bonds with the most amazing girls and I can chat to them about anything and everything.
I can keep in touch. This sounds a little superficial but with the fast pace lives that we all lead today, social media has allowed us to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world – with just a click of a button. I send messages quickly and for free. I can upload pictures and share experiences with people who couldn’t be there. I can also find long lost friends from school or university.
I am a target. This is the first of the bad things that have changed. My life is online for all to see. I am careful with my privacy settings on social media but my blog is public (if you know the address) and I am a soft target. There are jealous gremlins out there who would love to question and criticise the way I choose to live my life and the things I choose to blog about. I have learnt to be thick skinned and to be careful.
I have lost time. The other bad change. Blogging and social media takes time. It takes precious time. My phone beeps all day and every day (thanks time changes) and as a slight OCD sufferer, I hate having any red numbers on the corners of my apps! I am working on this – I am trying to stay clear of my phone when I need to be with MC and SJ. And I planning better with scheduled posts and ideas for my blog.
How has blogging and social media changed you?
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