I was born in the early ’90s; am currently in my 20s; and have an account on basically every social media platform out there. By definition, I’m a millennial through and through. However, if there’s one thing about being a millennial that I can’t fully grasp is, well, social media.
Yes, despite the fact that I have a Facebook account, an Instagram account, a Twitter account, a Tumblr account, a Pinterest account, a Snapchat account (and many other else), I still have a hard time wrapping my head around this media platform.
Why I have an account on each of them is a question that I do not have an answer to.
When I signed up on Facebook back in 2007, it was just, for me, a thing to do because I saw some of my friends had it and I thought that I had to have it. Friendster was no longer fun for me then, and a change might be good for my senses.
Twitter then became a trend so in 2009, I joined the bandwagon and even though I’ve had the account for almost a decade, I’ve only ever tweeted 8,460 times which is a lot less than most of my peers.
Then in 2012, I signed up on Instagram and started taking photos of whatever so that I can have something to post. It was fun for a while — taking photos, editing them to make them look ~aesthetically~ pleasing, putting notes on top, and voila! — but it ended up being more tedious than I have anticipated.
Now, I just couldn’t keep up with any of them. Most of my accounts exist for convenience — there for the sake of being there, just in case I happen to need them for something some time in the future.
While Facebook is a different story altogether, I mostly just use it to be updated on the current events and well, on my friends’ lives. It also just practically exists as a way for me to communicate with people.
The rest are accounts that I don’t really care much about.
Yesterday, I was looking through my Instagram account and my profile and was wondering how other people just make it so damn easy to post every single day. Some even go through the extent of editing each and one of them to aesthetics perfection. Then there are the others who use Instagram stories as an alternative to Facebook statuses because apparently, simply typing out what you’re doing/eating is just too mainstream.
Maybe I’m not actually a millennial. Or maybe I’m just tired of this social media fad altogether.
Either way, I know one thing’s for sure — I would never make a career out of being a social media influencer and my chances of being a professional blogger is basically slim to none.