What Social Media Has Taught Me

Social media is my drug of choice. Anyone who knows me can attest to that. I have accounts on all of the major social media sites, I post regularly, and I actively follow what people are doing on their social media accounts. I have grown up in a generation of social media professionals, and slowly day by day I believe I am becoming one. Today I want to share with you some important things I have learned by just actively participating in various social networking sites. DISCLAIMER: I am NOT an expert. I am a college student who just happens to use and love social media, so please don't quote me on any of this, they are all of my own opinions. However, if you agree with any of them be sure to let me know!

Twitter

Twitter to me is a place where viral sensations wait to happen. It is so easy for things to go viral on Twitter because things are easily retweeted and passed along for the maximum amount of people to see it. When I tweet, I'm constantly thinking about whether or not my posts will reach my audience, and what will give me the most amount of likes (formerly known as favorites which ONLY 90's kids will remember), or retweets. This may seem in-genuine, but to me as the writer and also the audience member, I usually know what my audience cares to read. ALSO, if you want to read some of my totally retweetable thoughts in 140 characters or less, feel free to follow my Twitter @sierramckinzy

Instagram

Instagram is not my forte. I don't post that regularly, only when I have something I feel is pretty exciting or memorable to share. I basically just use Instagram as my online scrapbook. I care less about what my audience wants to see, and more about what I want to return to and see a couple months down the road. However, I do care a lot about my captions. Whenever I post a new photo, I spend more time on my caption than I do actually selecting and editing the photo. To me a picture says a thousand words, but a picture accompanied by an incredible caption says a MILLION. I know, I'm a genius, feel free to quote me and put it on a canvas. (more shameless self-promo, @sierramckinzy for this one too)


Facebook

Ah, yes, Facebook. The one where plenty of teenagers probably pretended that they were too cool for, and now they're up late at night scrolling through recipes on how to make cookies four ways and laughing along with Chewbacca Mom for 4 minutes. I'm definitely guilty of that one. Facebook is a place where I put less of my "Twitter-y"thoughts on, and more of "my-aunts-and-third-cousins-could-potentially-see-this-as-well-as-future-employers-so-do-the-family-name-some-justice-y" kind-of posts. Facebook has more recently become a place to share videos and pictures across a wide variety of people. My most recent Facebook obsession is constantly scrolling through recipe videos and then never actually making a single recipe, you should try it!

I could probably go on and tell you about many other sites, but I will just stick to these three for now. Comment down below if you want me to make a part 2 of this list i.e. Snapchat, YouTube, etc. and I'll do my best! Also I'm still very new to this blogging thing, so any general feedback is IMMENSELY appreciated. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you find something to laugh about today!

Comments

  1. I would love to hear your thoughts on Snapchat. What about Tumbler? Does Reddit count as social media, or Imgur. How do you feel about MySpace or Vine? How about YikYak.

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    1. Haha I will definitely think about doing a Part 2 on some of these if you're interested, and possibly a part 3! Thanks for the comment, Valerie!

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  2. Your blog is so cute! I love this post, and I completely relate to your views of Facebook. I think it's great for food videos and creeping on people

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    1. Thanks so much for reading it! Haha right! Those are my favorite things about Facebook. Thanks for the comment, Emily!

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  3. Jk I want to here your thoughts on vine and snapchat and I'm gonna need you to discuss Karaoke w Sierra

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    1. Haha okay I'll probably be doing a part 2 so stay tuned! And as far as Karaoke with Sierra what exactly did you have in mind?

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  4. Facebook is a terribly terrifying place if you look back to your freshman year and see the posts that you had. I use it for the same thing you do, too. The recipe videos are crucial to late night hunger.

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  5. Facebook is a terribly terrifying place if you look back to your freshman year and see the posts that you had. I use it for the same thing you do, too. The recipe videos are crucial to late night hunger.

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