Total Truth // Social Media

March 20, 2014

As a blogger I think it is only normal to be a big fan of social media since most of everything we do is somehow related to it. I share my posts on my Facebook page, I share photos almost every day on Instagram and I've even fallen in love with bloglovin recently so I can’t really knock it. I do think we as a culture can abuse the use of social media but for the most part I am thankful for it. Here are three facts that I have learned in the past several years about all of this social media mumbo-jumbo.

1// it can give you some amazing friendships if you let it
I have been blessed by so many of the relationships that have been created because of this blog and because of Instagram. One of the best parts about sharing my life here is the way people can relate to my little world simply by reading what I write. I also know that I have learned so much from other bloggers and I’m very thankful for the many women that decide to share their life in this “blogosphere” that we have all created. Even for people that do not blog themselves but simply follow along with your life make an impact. Recently I was talking to an acquaintance that I normally didn't speak to that often but when I saw her she smiled and gave me a hug and said “I love following you on Instagram and reading your blog!”. That is a big deal! That is why I love spending time on this space. I love the relationships that it can create.

2// don’t let it consume you
I’m going to be completely honest and admit this is my main problem. Peter wants to take my phone and hide it most of the time. It makes me feel terrible. I know that it is an addiction. There are times when I grab my phone and when I mean to send a text message I click the Instagram icon without even realizing it. Habits are formed so easily and there are very few red lights that don’t also include a little IG action in my car to pass the time. So, this is my apology to my sweet Husband, I promise I will try harder to “unplug” and enjoy my nights with you instead!

3// keeping your priorities straight are important
There can be a lot of filth in the world of Social Media and you can get sucked into that so easily. I make a point to follow those who have the same heartbeat as mine. With hashtags like #socality that are pointing their fame toward God and His kingdom makes me so happy inside. I love to see His presence in this Social Media world and I also try my best to always point toward Him also. I want everything I share to glorify Him. We live in a fallen world where it is so easy to fall with it but I am thankful for a Savior that redeems and uses our brokenness to bring light to Him.

So, with all this being said, if you want to find me in the Social Media world you can locate me at all the places below! 

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Cassie said...

I love your advice! It really is as simple as setting boundaries for yourself so you can enjoy those outlets for all their positive qualities! Thanks so much for linking up!

Cassie said...

Thanks for the comment!!! I'll have to track down your post! :)

Cassie said...

Completely agree- our self worth is so much more than what we choose to share with the entire world!

Cassie said...

Thank you!! I completely agree with you - I love the way you said that. Brings life or death. So true!!
Thanks for the comment! :)

Cassie said...

Amen!! I just wrote about my addiction to social media, which began after my daughter was born and I was a new stay at home Mom. Now I work online and do SM consulting so the temptation is still there ( to waste all day on Facebook) but I understand how to not let it consume me. Great post!

Cassie said...

ooo... #2. And don't let it determine self-worth! I should have written that one on my list!

Cassie said...

great post! #1 & #2 are so true! and yes on #3 - I think it is so important to remember that our words bring life or death and we need to be so careful about what we are saying on social media!

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