I recently shared a quote from Biana Sparacino over on my Instagram feed. The last sentence reads, “There is nothing stronger than someone who continues to stay soft in a world that hasn’t always been kind to them.” In an online world of keyboard warriors, trolling and negativity, when will enough be enough?
In the past I have been quite vocal about Instagram as a social media platform and how my experiences using Instagram have been mostly positive and supportive. Mostly. Hiding behind keyboards and comments is something I don’t think I will ever understand. What you see online on people’s feeds is what that individual has chosen for their audience to comment on, engage with positively and hopefully enjoy. Unfortunately, some people have different agendas.
‘Follow’. When I click on that follow button it is because I find that feed aesthetically pleasing and I enjoy engaging with the creators content. It doesn’t even cross my mind to follow a creator so that I can send negative comments to them. Making that choice can have catastrophic consequences. We never know what someone is really going through. We never know what happens offline and behind the Instagram feed.
When will we learn to be responsible for our actions? When will we learn that by jumping on the bandwagon and engaging in online feuds, that it might seriously affect an individual? When will we stop? How far are we going to take it?
I will never share what comments I have received or what DM’s I have had the pleasure of opening. I will however, speak out about how disappointed I am. Disappointed and disgusted. It’s a good job I have a thick skin.
If you don’t have anything nice to say then unfollow me.