Current Relationship Status: It's Complicated

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I have always had a love-hate relationship with Social Media, going off social media for long stretches at a time, and then suddenly reappearing to flaunt all my works. In the industries where I play, one has to know how to utilise social media well, in order to stay relevant. I really wish this were not so because there are many times one doesn't just want to share.

This year, it has been a serious HATE relationship for me. I first went of Instagram, and then went off Facebook. Me and Twitter have never really hit it off before, so that one didn't count in the equation. Let's just say Social Media has been irritating me a lot.

To be honest, even though Social Media can be annoying at times, the problem this time around is not Social Media, it is ME. I've been operating under a haze of
melancholy for most of the year, and most of the time, I just want to bury my head in the sand, and pretend like nothing in the world exists. I want everything and everyone to GO AWAY. The truth is no one ever buried his head in the sand, and made progress in life.

I still don't feel like coming out of the closet yet, but I think I must now force myself because I might never feel like coming out. If I wait for the feeling to come before I do, I might be relegated to irrelevance before I know what is happening.

I think this was all triggered by the fact that Life hit me so hard with changes in every single aspect of my life that I didn't even stagger, I fell so flat on my face such that all I've been trying to do since then is stand up and stabilise my steps. I felt like the very core of what made me me was being hit, and so I could not operate as usual anymore.

Who else has experienced this before, i.e. the social media hate, even if not for as long as I have? What did you do to overcome this, if you have?

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  1. I understand, I recently ventured into the Instagram world and It feels weird for me but I'm getting used to it slowly.

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    1. Yeah, you will get used to it. It's really cool, but try not to get addicted

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  2. I don't think I've had a hate for Social media just overwhelmed pertime. What I hate is how obsolete one can get so quickly if you don't engage. Mostly for business, you can't not just "feel like it" it's now a must to stay relevant. I manage social media for our business and even when I can abandon my personal account I HAVE TO always engage in there. That part sucks for me... How do I overcome? I just do it.

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    1. I'm so obsolete now, I wanna cry. The worst thing is that I still have no motivation to go back. I might have to force myself

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  3. I definitely empathize. I am going through something similar and both hubby and I have had to pull back on social media. Especially Twitter. We should chat about this some more. NW

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    1. Really? Even you?? Please don't pull back o. I need my mother, lol

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  4. SM? I have always been passive, now, I am indifferent.

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    1. Lol. I know you have never been a fan

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