How Social Media Skews Our View

“Are you ok?” came the message from a friend.

I wasn’t sure what she meant. “How do you mean?”

“All your social media posts lately have seemed so sad.”

Really? That was surprising to me to hear.

I had gone through a time of high stress, loss and grief recently, but not one to typically use social media to moan or complain, I didn’t think my posts were atypical for my usual style.

Within a few hours, I received another message, but from a different friend. “Do you ever wonder about your faith? You never seem discouraged or ‘down.’”

Hmmm. Quite a different perception than the first message only hours before.

The interesting thing was that I was the same person but how others perceived me recently based on my social media posts was so vastly different. Read More >

Social Media Perceptions: How Do People See You?

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with out of town family and friends. It’s also an excellent way to connect with your blog readers and build a relationship with them. But we have to be careful about the things we share and how we share them.

Post one thing and ask five different people to tell you how they perceived the post, you’ll likely get five different answers. And that’s what the author of How Social Media Skews Our View shares in her post. Here’s a little snippet of what you’ll find in the blog post:

… But these interactions confirmed for me that we often don’t truly know what is going on with another person. Our perception is a fraction of the truth. We see and hear only a small percentage of what encompasses the totality of their life, and we form judgments based on that fraction of their experience that we are privy to. … 

Head on over to How Social Media Skews Our View now.  It’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to read!

A Glimpse Into Daily Life

Let’s get honest here.

Do you ever look at the life of others and wish you had their life?

Or see their posts on social media, and wish your life could be as picture-perfect and problem-free?

Do you ever sit in your seat at church on Sunday and wish you were as put together as the worship team or the pastor and his wife?

I’ve fallen under the temptation of comparison many times.

Sometimes I have just wanted to be free of my particular struggles. Read More >