Insecurities + Feeling Down, thanks FB


There’s nothing that will make you feel more like a loser than Facebook.

No one has “liked” your latest status/photo you uploaded, even if 950 people have seen it.  That company has more fans than yours.  They worked with that person on that project?  Hey you weren’t invited to that party. That person ate a really pretty salad and I had an ugly one today.  It goes on and on.

Social media has become a means of:

  1. Hyping up oneself to show how falsely great one is/bragging
  2. A platform of opinions and Mr. and Mrs. Right about Everything.  *eye roll*
  3. An excellent platform for you to evaluate your subpar life and feel like your life sucks

So it’s been a year since I’ve been off Facebook (minus the fan page).  Thank God, I think I like what I’m doing and my friends a lot better being removed.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I don’t think social media gives you an entitlement to use it for that purpose and offend your friends or use it as your soap box – am I wrong?  But then again, maybe it does, it is after all, optional for people to follow your feed or be your friend.  Back to the point of this post – I want you to stop feeling like a loner/poor eater/unpopular on Facebook.

Recently I had to reactivate my account to be a part of a private group, one that’s really necessary for me to engage in.  Once my newsfeed popped up, there it was.  The inadequateness, the overwhelming overload of information that’s really not important.  And, then, I deactivated it again.  Maybe another day.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”  – Henry Ford

So stop thinking you can’t be great, stop thinking all the negative things that social media makes you think.  The less you feel intimidated or insecure by what others are doing, friends or just those you admire, the more you can be who you’re meant to be – the full potential.

How about pledging to do this, just for a month and see how you feel:

  • I will not look at my blog analytics/statistics
  • I will not log into Facebook or I will temporarily disable it and see how I feel
  • I will not worry about asking a question on Twitter and no one answering

Let me know how it goes!

Diana Elizabeth doesn’t think it affected her business at all.  She made Mr. Wonderful her administrator and logs in under him straight to her business page.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • angel swanson

    Never have used Twitter and don’t regret it for a moment. ;-) To keep things in check, I limit my IG consumption and even my own posting (1x a day, a highlight or special moment I don’t want to forget). I enjoy it to keep in touch with my loved ones but I don’t “surf” and get lost in the click-to-click chain. FB is really just a place where I link to my blog. haha

  • Mailinh

    I’ve slowly “left” FB and Twitter, but I use Instagram a lot (well…a lot to my standards–people I know say I’m barely there. Ha!). Twitter is just a place for me to get the quick headlines; and like you, I’m on FB to manage a page for my job (though…how are you managing a page and able to not be “activated” with your personal account?).

    I never really cared for the stats, likes, or followers–I genuinely am there to connect with those I don’t see often or those who do not live in the same state as me. However, social media has socially overwhelmed me and I definitely feel socially awkward in places like FB and Twitter.

    I totally prefer the old school way of keeping in touch…snail mail. It feels so much more personal. ;)

  • sherly

    I know exactly what you are talking about and almost feel like I am a glutton for punishment every time I log in, multiple times a day. I’ve always liked Romans 12:2. =)


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