Hello my fellow blogging friends! I hope you’ve all been enjoying May so far. I, personally, cannot believe 2021 is almost halfway over. So what’s trending these days?
The entertainment industry is constantly looking for the next best thing. What’s going to catch people’s attention this time? The trending social app, TikTok, has answered that question.
Users dance to music, lip-sync to trending songs, and share challenges. Cleaning hacks? DIY tricks? Stock exchange secrets? Dance challenges? TikTok has a niche for you.
When TikTok first came out, I rejected it. I didn’t get the point and it was taken by an absolute storm by the generation younger than me. Candidly, it made me feel outdated, out-of-touch, old. Blah! Who likes to feel like that?
Thus, I didn’t download it. I secluded myself, as I did with almost all social media (besides this bright blogging community here). But then I realized my seclusion led me to feel exclusion, even if it was only me who was labeling myself as an outsider.
So I downloaded it and I learned a few things:
- It’s nice to have boundaries with social media, but it’s also nice to feel that human connection we all desire—balance is key.
- We’re more similar than dissimilar—relevant for more than just social media.
- If you feel like an ‘outsider,’ it’s probably just your own internalization. Everyone else is more worried about themselves.
Ditch or download? Up to you. But don’t isolate yourself from human connection because it’s a fundamental need for our existence. Social media gets a bad rap because of it’s addictive nature, but in moderation can be a tool to connect to others who share the same interests and passions as you.
Have you jumped on the TikTok bandwagon? What’s your favorite app to connect with others?
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