Most 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?