In full disclosure, I DNF'd a 5k this weekend. I'm not super proud of this fact, but these things happen right? (ImaQuiitteerr.) I have nothing but minor excuses so I'm not even going to write them.
Also, did anyone watch the Bachelorette last night? I had a hard time getting into this season. Mostly because I'm convinced Emily is a super hot robot. Love Jef though. And they are cute together.
Everyone on Social Media Is Insane.
Today, I want to talk social media. I feel like I have a billion accounts at this point, which really just means Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram. If having all of these accounts has taught me one thing, it's that people are insane. Myself included (I am guilty of much of the insanity below!).
The awkward Happy Birthday
Having a birthday means a lot of things....time with friends, cake, reflection on the last year and....getting "Happy Birthday" Facebook well-wishes from people who you spoke to once back in 2007.
I have a ridiculous amount of Facebook friends, and this is not because I'm a really popular person. Basically I've had the account for over eight years. That's a lot of acquaintances! Combine that with a terrible memory for names (AND people who got married and changed their names) and I have no idea who 10% of the people writing birthday wishes on my wall are.
Granted, I really appreciate it. But I'm convinced that the people who write on everyone's wall for birthdays don't remember me either. Maybe they log into Facebook daily and spend five minutes sending birthday wishes to everyone?
"I have no idea who this girl is, but it LOOKS LIKE SHE NEEDS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!"
At least that's how I envision this happening.
Dude...what exactly IS fitfluential? Does anyone know? I'm not against it or for it, I just don't get it. All I know is that people use that hashtag a lot and it's usually accompanied by "#proof" (Equally confusing. Proof of what?)
I wanted to find out, so I went to the homepage.
I also don't understand the ambassador thing. Usually people are ambassadors for products like Brooks. But unless Fitfluential produces protein bars I'm not sure what's trying to be sold here.
If you're an ambassador, please fill me in!
This is where I'm very guilty. I send completely irrelevant tweets. I love twitter. It allows me to talk to so many of my blogging friends. But if you follow me, I apologize for 80% of the tweets. Most of them are constructed when I'm sitting at work and am feeling frustrated. So I'll tweet something that makes no sense.
Sigh. It seemed funny at the time!
But I can't stop. It's an outlet. Maybe I can try to break the habit by writing tweets but not hitting the button. Sorry sorry.
Every once in a while I'll see something like this posted:
"JUST GOT BACK FROM THE DOC AND THANK GOD MY RED OOZY RASH IS GOING AWAY"
This will be accompanied by a million comments underneath by people who don't think this is weird at all.
"Oh thank God the rash is gone! Can you post pictures???"
A distinct subset of the overshare would the the political overshare. These are actually my favorite crazy people.
The qualification criteria to be in this category is to
1) Post political articles on a daily basis.
2) Make sure they are as inflammatory as possible. Like....
HOLY CRAP DID YOU SEE OBAMA EATING PUPPIES THIS MORNING?!?!?!
Sometimes I'm tempted to hide these people from my feed, but then I realize that I love them and make me feel like I am not insane in comparison.
One of my good friends told me that she always asks herself before posting things "Will this make anyone's day better?".
Which is awesome. I should do that. But hey...if everyone did that, I know I'd miss all the crazy people.