|I highly recommend reading it. While most of us may think the conclusions are obvious, it's important to consider that many people don't realize how staged online personas can be.|
I do know that a significant number of them follow my Instagram.
The things I post are true; I'm not doctoring my photos or setting up events just for the purpose of making my life seem glamorous. (Right now, everyone is thinking Well duh, your life doesn't seem glamorous, so...mission accomplished, I guess!)
|My actual life: watching John Oliver with Matt. Definitely not glamorous.|
|I literally hid in the bedroom until Matt got home and could check that the guy was gone.|
I don't photoshop pictures, but I choose the most flattering ones to share, and I do adjust the lighting. When I take running photos, I'm careful to get some greenery in the background, because I mostly run in ugly areas.
|Real sweat, real face...real sorority arm for extra-flattering pose. Also, the trees and grass below me are flanked by highways on either side and will likely be bulldozed in the next couple weeks as a new housing development goes up.|
Now that I think about it, I can say I'm honest about my life online! And if we're friends on Facebook, you know the real me pretty well: I'm blunt, political, sarcastic, and opinionated.
Hm. Maybe it's best that I keep some things off social media!
How honestly do you portray your life on your blog?
How carefully do you curate your presence on Instagram or other social media?