Something I dislike about social media

Social media, and Twitter in particular, seems to be a breeding ground for fights these days. It seems as though no one can have their own opinion. If you disagree with someone and have the audacity to actually say something then you get a whole crew of people that want to fight you on it.

Everyone is allowed an opinion. Whether or not you agree with them is up to you. Everyone is allowed to say what they think and if people don’t agree with something then they are allowed to voice their opinions. Instead of shouting them down though, why not speak to them. Ask them why they don’t agree. Or explain why you have a certain opinion.

When you feel passionate about something and someone comes along and challenges that, it can be difficult. I am by no means saying that you should ignore them and let them put down your beliefs. But I am saying that surely there is a better way of talking to them? Surely talking should be the first thing you do, instead of shouting them down.

I am not going to sit here and pretend that I have never been annoyed on Twitter because I am pretty sure that everyone has. I have seen plenty of tweets that I have not agreed with and I have ignored them. That is how I choose to handle it. I am by NO means saying that you should do the same thing. Fight for what you believe in, by all means.

But it’s about the way we are handling it that gets to me. People are becoming too scared to have an opinion because they know what the online world will do to them if their opinion does not go hand in hand with others. Why should people worry about sharing their thoughts online? That’s what it’s there for; isn’t it?

I am not aiming this at anyone or any situation in particular. I am just tired of there being fights on Twitter every single day. It’s exhausting. But Kirsty, why are you even still on Twitter then if it bothers you this much? Why don’t you delete it? No, I am not going to delete my account just because of this. I enjoy Twitter and like seeing what my friends, and bloggers have been getting up to. And I enjoy scrolling through tweets and seeing what is going on in everyone’s life. I love celebrating their achievements with them and I don’t see why I should have to leave.

Also, there are some amazing people on Twitter and I don’t want to lose contact with them because of a situation like this. Once again, I am not aiming this at anyone. These are my thoughts, my opinions, and my views. Take what you want to from this post. Whether you agree or disagree is your opinion. Just like these thoughts are mine.

This might be a little bit of a controversial post but it’s something that I have been thinking about for a while. This is my blog, and I have been wanting to say something about it for a while and today I have. What are your thoughts on this situation? Let me know in the comments below!

Love,

Kirsty x

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6 Comments

  1. July 12, 2017 / 10:45

    I agree…it’s a mixed bag that comes with its pros and cons. There are also very obvious cliques on social media. People belittling others. If you want to work towards being in the same arena, you’re imposing on ‘their’ turf. I choose to ignore a lot, because I just don’t want to let it drag me down to a really negative place.

    Great post!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      July 19, 2017 / 11:28

      Ignoring it is probably the best thing to do. It just frustrates me sometimes. I love that I have a blog so I can just get these frustrations out somewhere haha! Thank you for the lovely comments that you always leave on my blog! x

  2. July 12, 2017 / 15:09

    Oh gosh, the drama. I try to stay as clear as possible.
    So much harm can be done in 140 characters.
    Cora ❤

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      July 19, 2017 / 11:22

      Me too! I agree, 140 characters sometimes seems like a little bit but it can certainly cause a lot of drama!

  3. July 13, 2017 / 02:12

    The other day someone said something on Twitter I found offensive. I said nothing because I’m in the wrong racial group. It suddenly seems okay for people to stereotype entire groups on Twitter–but only some of them. You know what? I think I’ll unfollow her now. Thank you Kristy!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      July 19, 2017 / 11:27

      I completely agree with this! It frustrates me to no end that only some people are allowed an opinion! x

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