I’m worried. I think I’m getting too old for social media…or too boring…
There was a time where my whole life was spent online, jeez, I joined Twitter in 2006 for goodness sake. The multiple occasions I’ve moved to a new city or travelled to a new country on my own, it’s helped me to feel connected, acting as amazing company, but you know, things change.
Now I question whether everyone wants to know what I’m having for breakfast, whether they really care about the outfit I’m wearing or hear me rant about companies providing awful customer service. I feel anxious when I know it’s been a while without tweeting anything, but I just don’t want to be irrelevant.
Facebook for me is pretty much the same. I am ALL OVER IT when I’m on holiday & uploading smug posts, natch, but in every day life, it’s great for staying up to date with what family are doing & being a bit nosey sometimes, but other than that… again, I’m just a bit meh!
Now let’s not get carried away, I’m not going to become a social hermit…but I’m definitely finding that my social media tastes are changing. I read more blogs – I enjoy reading properly what people are up to, taking in their advice on experiences that I’m going through or just to look at the pretty pictures. I’m constantly on Instagram, not just because I’m lazy but I now find it an awesome way of finding indie designers/brands that I would want to buy. When I get the time, I also love Pinterest… maybe it’s because I planned a wedding, have a little one on the way & am hoping to buy a house. Oh goddamnit, I’m just REALLY old.
But if the truth be known, I guess I’m just really content. I’m happy with what’s going on in real life (or IRL as the cool kids would say). The rare time that I get with my friends or my husband, I want to spend with them, rather than online sharing every facet of my life. For now, I’ve made the decision to not share any pictures of the baby when it arrives on Twitter or Facebook. For now, I plan to use my blog, more as a digital scrapbook that we can look back on together as a family in the future (I still find it hard to believe that I have readers, but thank you!).
Is anybody else finding the same? Am I having this digital crisis on my own? I’d love to hear from you.