Anyone who has followed me closely personally or blog wise, here or on my former blogs would know I am a very unsocial media like person. However there are some I tolerate and even love. Let me take you through my social media app adventure and how I have fallen in love ( for now) with one of them apps.
Bisola and Social Media.
Personal– I have only changed Facebook profile pics two/ three times in my life. I don’t know maybe because it’s full of people who I know, used to know, barely talk to but I find the idea of putting updates or posting pics very repugnant.
If it were just my parents and siblings in there you can be sure I would post almost everyday but to post pics for family or ex flat mates, school mates and ex toasters I haven’t heard from or seen in ages is something I don’t just understand. I still can’t fathom it sha. But I do make the obligatory appearance on my birthday, my immediate family and anyone whose birthday it is when I do manage to check it. I get updates on my iPad and email ( also on the iPad) and only if the update seem interesting enough, or I am sufficiently bored do I browse through.
Sisterbisi– Instagram was a pleasant surprise mainly because I had heard sufficiently bad enough stuff to deter me. Slay queens una well done ?. It seemed like such a frivolous place and I couldn’t be bothered. Then Immanuel was like ” Why aren’t you active” so I made an effort, then during the Halleluyah challenge I had no choice, and I fell in love with Instagram.
It is such a fun place for me and I have somehow gotten the hang of it. Once I figured out the hash tags and the fact that Instagram is picture first, words second and I was good to go. I remember the first post that got likes from strangers and I was like ehn ehn, why I have been suffering myself on that Twitter? Lol. Not to talk about the endless pictures and the posts.
Instagram opens up a lot of possibilities and I see the media savvy advertising everything from fitness, food, food delivery, clothes, shoes, children’s stuff, perfume, online coaching, online cooking, conferences, businesses, creating brands etc. I love that once I like a post, it comes up in my explore feed and I can see what’s up, I can also bookmark posts abi pics and file them for easy reference.
Ministry wise Instagram is perfect for me, I can write and post in minutes. No overthinking or long editing like on the blog. Anyway let me confess – Instagram has almost stolen me away, it’s so easy to post in there plus you get instant feedback but we will not gree for Instagram to steal me away yeah. You guys are my people nah.
Lol plus I still love writing my long posts ( this was supposed to be short, I have no idea how I started telling story) and how I let you into my head and what God is teaching me. Anyway from now on, I will try to embed some Instagram stuff in here.
( Funny enough I don’t feel this way about my personal Instagram. Mainly because na my Facebook people full there lol. ) I opened it in 2012, uploaded like two pics and abandoned it, but one day I logged in and saw followers ( including bros Doctor, I was like okay nah! All ye monitoring spirits, no be me and una )?.
I somehow haven’t figured Twitter out yet, even know I have more than one Twitter account lol. Most of my blogs have one including this one and i have a personal one but they all have similar issues mostly because I don’t have patience and I get bored easily. I do love Twitter though, reactions in Twitter are epic. I also love hashtags and going through that of my favorite shows.
Pinterest is a nut I want to crack but no time yet. I don’t understand anything but I love browsing through and saving stuff. There’s so much to read, so much advise and tips. For anybody who wants to learn or engage, Pinterest is the place to be.
I always get ” saves ” on the stuff I save which is cool, but i don’t have the zeal for designing images which is a big plus on Pinterest. Dear Pinterest, I will figure you out someday soon, not just yet.
What other app is there again oh? Lol. Oh
Neither personal nor Sisterbisi –
Once I heard ” snap” aka picture, I didn’t even bother. I am such a picture phobic or should I say ” picture posting phobic” ?.
I have a love- hate relationship with Whatsapp. I love it but I dislike that it’s so unsolicited. Anybody and everybody has acces to it once they have your number. Meaning that your barber/ random people/ hairdresser/church people/ long lost family member can just suddenly pop up and say ” Hello”.
Then there’s my mum and countless pics and forwarded messages. Love you Mum.
And other people who add you into groups without your permission (I was happy the day I dicovered you could mute notifications, lol) and keep forwarding you stuff and end with ” share” or “don’t break the chain” or “forward to twenty people, send back to ten people including me”. Msheeeew.
Enough of my story. Though I know you have missed my stories yeah? Winks . Is anyone here on Snapchat? What’s your favorite social media app? And why?
Happy new month guys.