Do You Like Me?

likebuttonMost twenty-somethings use some sort of social media on a daily basis. I know I do. Whether I’m creeping on people’s photos on Facebook or writing my heart out on WordPress, my life is full of social media.

Recently, I’ve noticed a strange pattern when it comes to my social media usage. Only minutes after I’ve posted a status or a new blog I’m checking to see how many likes or comments Ive received. When I see that no one has noticed what I’ve posted, I can feel my mood begin to change. It seems crazy, but I start to feel bad that no one has noticed me or liked what I had to say.

I often begin to second guess myself and what I’ve posted.This seems a bit ridiculous. I know that I have lots of friends and family who love me, it shouldn’t matter if people like what I am posting. But, I cannot help constantly checking to see what people have posted.

If I get a lot of comments or likes on a status, I am very pleased and happy with myself. If I do not I somehow feel like I have failed in some way. I’m not to sure where this behavior is coming from but, it seems strange. It seems that part of my self-esteem is being tied in with social media.

Does it bother you if no one comments on your statues or if you post things and they go unnoticed?

4 thoughts on “Do You Like Me?

  1. Yes, sometimes it stinks when nobody makes a comment or “likes” my status- it makes me feel like what I said wasn’t even seen.

    1. That’s exactly how I feel! That’s why I wrote this post! I saw what you wrote though and I’m sure others do as well. They just might not choose to reply. I know I’m guilty of that! I often read things and forget to comment! Social media should be a form of communication back and forth! Thanks for reading! Glad to know I’m not alone!

  2. absolutely! I am trying to change that or rid posting all together until i learn how! It makes me feel ridiculous lol

    1. It is ridiculous! 😦 It’s really hard not to check who has liked or commented on your stuff! Have you always been like this or is it something that just started happening?

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