Top 5 Annoying Things on Social Media

Hey!

First off, happy independence day! I’m celebrating a lot of things {or I was…yesterday. 😉 }

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photo by me: Lucillian Photography

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think there are a lot of annoying things on social media.

Social media can be a lot of help. But it can also be super annoying.

As with all gifts, and advancements we make in this technical age, there will be drawbacks.

In this post- ya’ll get to hear some of my least favorite things about social media. 😑 {and yes, I’m using social media to tell you all about the annoyingness of social media 😉 .}

{these are in no particular order}

1. Likes for follows, follows for follows, etc.

Ever been followed by someone who asks for a follow back right after? Or maybe been asked why you don’t follow them when they follow you?

Well… this is the likes for follows spark.

I also hate when people follow you, and then unfollow you after like, two days. Why did they follow you in the first place?

Could it be because they followed you hoping you’d follow them? *Ahem {conspiracy theorist showing there}

Here’s the deal. I won’t follow you unless I’m genuinely interested in your content. And if I don’t follow you, don’t take offence.

Sometimes, a certain blog isn’t for a certain person. For instance, I’m not overly interested in fashion blogs. For me, it doesn’t interest me. And that is 100% okay.

No one needs to feel pressure to follow something they’re not interested in!

 

2. Hate, hate, hate.

People are aggressive with their opinions. 🎵 It’s not a secret {they} tried to hide…

And you know what: free speech, I get it. You have the constitutional right to free speech.

However — hatred is something that needs to go. It is fine to have constructive conversations or even debates with people, so long as you can be kind, gentle, and: constructive. 

Don’t go find a random article from someone you don’t follow and go: You’re so stupid. I can’t believe you believe this. 

And I’m not even bringing cussing up. That should be nowhere anywhere in someone’s comment section.

The same goes for someone’s blog who you follow. Like I said, disagreeing is okay in comments sections, but not spewing hatred.

Ephesians 4:31 English Standard Version (ESV)

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.”

Maybe you’re looking at me {or the blog post 😀 } and you’re thinking:

“Okay fine. But what about when someone is promoting evil on their website, or something sinful?”

I feel you. That’s tough.

I know how it feels to read something and feel a righteous anger against something evil.

I have a question for you though: has it ever helped you to ‘scream’ over the internet about how wrong they are, and how evil the thing they’re promoting is?

 

I’m guessing the answer to that is ‘no’.

Maybe you felt better {shame on you for that!} but— you got nowhere.

You let an opportunity to confront someone in a loving way, without hatred, slip through your fingers because you harbored too much anger.

Yes, God hates evil. And you should too. But there is a difference between hating evil, and hating human beings, who’re made in the image of God.

Your job is to speak the truth IN LOVE. Judging sinners is God’s jurisdiction, not yours.

 

3. Spam.

I still haven’t figured out why spamming people and putting viruses on someone’s devices for a living — is so attractive. It must pay well or something.

If you’ve ever checked your askismet widget thing on WordPress, or whatever you’re using — you might have either rolled your eyes — or laughed. {I do both 🙂 }

I am glad I have askismet or all of those spam comments would be on my blog, for all to see! What a thought.

It would stick you with links to creepy websites, odd story snippets, and comments which have nothing to do with your posts or blog.

{hint: you can copy and paste the irrelevant comments into your search engine and spam results come up.}

 

4. Self-promotion.

With this one, I wouldn’t say it’s wrong per se. I understand that bloggers want new followers, and more traffic on their blogs.

But I feel this to be inconsiderate.

I mean, did they say anything about your blog post besides: “Great post.” … before launching into their copy and paste and: “Please check out my blog {or worse, please follow my blog}.”?

I have my doubts.

This one goes with #1.

 

5. Inappropriate ads.

I’m just finishing my scroll, liking photography posts — when bam! I get hit with something I didn’t want to see.

This one is hard to avoid, other than reporting the ads, which I’m not sure does much.

 

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Those are my top five. Tell me what I missed in the comments, but remember, love is more powerful than hate, and light always beats darkness!

 

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13 thoughts on “Top 5 Annoying Things on Social Media

  1. This was such a good post, Emma! I especially dislike when people beg me to follow their blog. Asking me to check it out is fine, but what if I don’t like their content? How am I supposed to refuse nicely? IT’S SO ANNOYING. Heh heh, anyway, I enjoyed reading this. 🙂

  2. I like what you said about saying hateful things online. Yes we can address things, but we have to be careful in how we do it. With kindness. 🙂 I don’t know how hate is supposed to change someone’s heart. And the profanity! It’s so rude. Why do people have to put those dirty words in front of my eyes?
    Those spam comments, lol. They’re so irrelevent. Like, as if I’m going to think you’re actually talking about my blog post here. xP

    1. I know… people sometimes. It makes me so grateful for the Spirit’s work in my heart, because without, I would be in exactly the same spot. Rude and unkind. Thanks, Tasha! ❤

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