08 March 2013

Helpful thoughts on Facebook

If you're reading this post via Facebook, chances are high that you have some ideas about how to use Facebook (and other social media) well. At te same time, most of us could use some encouragement and good tips for using Facebook better. Who, after all, does not get annoyed at it once in awhile?!?

So I thought I'd pass along a couple of good blog entries with good tips. The first is the do's and don'ts of social media. Even if you feel like you know fairly well how to use Facebook, it doesn't hurt to be reminded what you can do to help make it so that your use of Facebook or twitter is not annoying others. Ancient advice, such as "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything", turns out to be highly applicable, whatever the media.

But even if everyone is only saying nice things, how does one deal with all the overly nice things people say, especially when it comes to achievements? This is something that sometimes bothers me about Facebook: the tendency to measure myself against other's accomplishments or witty sayings only to praise myself for how mature I am or realize how much I come up short. So if you've also struggled with the reactions you have to Facebook (whether they be jealousy, anger, annoyance, happiness, pride, or anything else), the perspective and positive encouragement in this article won't hurt.


Crystal Maldonado. said...

Thank you so much for the link to my article over at Positively Smitten. :) Very much appreciated!

Brenda said...

├Łou're more than welcome. Social media, after all, is ideal for sharing good stuff. Thanks for the encouraging blog entries!