Social Media Is An Ad W%@*#

7.1.14

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Star Wars Tee - TeeFury  //  Denim top - Chiqle  via Bicyclette Boutique  //  Corduroys - Le Chateau  //  Boots - Locale

Social Media.  Yeah, I'm talkin' about that today.  It used to be that twitter was for trying to be the wittiest possible.  The game was, "How profound can you be in 140 characters?"  It used to be that.

Now, now it's a freakin' ad whore.  *sorry Grandma.  Wait, what am I apologizing for?  My Grandma has a fouler mouth then I* Yup, I used that term, and I meant it.  It seems that every tweet I read is about this giveaway, or that review, or this product.  I get it.  Everyone's making money off these reviews, and giveaways *don't get me started on how many are illegal!*.  But really?  Can we not all temper it a bit?  Can it not be every single effin' tweet that I read?

All you fellow fashion and beauty bloggers, can we please regain a sense of decorum?  I would love it if everyone used a bit of self restraint.  Please let's all go back to political discussions and profound thoughts in 140 characters or less.  Sure, fine, squeeze in that review or giveaway tweet.  Fine, I get it.  It's all about promotion.  But I would really enjoy a little substance with my superficiality.  All I'm asking is that not every other tweet be about the review, or giveaway.  Can we at least manage every fourth tweet?   Is it really too much to ask?

If I met you on the street you wouldn't talk to me with ads and shameless self-promotion would you?  If you did, I might punch you....or I might dream about punching you and simply walk away while you're mid sentence.  So let's bring back a little of that human sincerity into social media.  Can we all just do that?  Is that okay?  By the way, read my review of  "Human Sincerity" and enter the giveaway too.

14 thoughts:

  1. I feel ya, lady! Once or twice a day is enough... I do my giveaway tweets early in the morning and then the rest of the day it's just me mindlessly bantering as Twitter....originally was. It's a microblogging site, sure! But you don't see your bigger blog posting millions of ad posts! Oh wait, some bloggers do. >_<

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  2. I my goodness you look adorable and sexy! Ugh stop. hehe.

    HAHA I love that last line. perfect. Luckily I don't follow people that do that. Plus I am hardly on twitter. I am an IG girl.

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    1. Thanks. You're makin' me blush. Glad you liked the read. Sometimes you never know who's gonna like the things you say and post. It's nice to get some support.

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  3. It's cold there, here we would wear 3 coats with this snow!!!

    http://inatrendytown.blogspot.com.es

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    1. It's sooooooo cold! Not happy about it, I tell ya!

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  4. I have a Twitter account but I've never actually been ON Twitter (though I think my posts automatically generate to there . . . maybe?). I honestly don't even know how it works still. The only social media I really "use" is Facebook and that is honestly just to keep in touch with a bunch of friends and family.

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    1. I'm not anti-social media. I love it in fact. I'm just about using social media that isn't just a pure "look at this review" "check out this giveaway" way. That's all.

      Thanks!

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  5. haha I love this post. I would say Im relatively new to twitter and I did openly get it for "blog promotion" purposes but really some of the things that Im alway reading about... same old same old. This post was sooo very refreshing :)

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    1. Thanks. I don't have a problem with blog promotion, just not every single tweet you know? Especially when someone floods my feed with it. *sigh* Glad you found it refreshing!

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  6. I hear ya. I've unfollowed quite a few people because their timeline is just one long scroll of "me, me, me". Boring.

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    1. Me too! Same with blogs and other stuff - if they're not engaging I've unfollowed.

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  7. I definitely agree. I used to read the tweets of everyone I follow. Now I only "check in" every now and then, because there simply not a lot to catch up on.

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    1. It's sad how it's become a blatant me me me thing. I like to try and spark some conversation and or make a statement that involves people.
      But it's rough 'cause not many people want to interact.

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