Thursday, September 17, 2015
Is it just me?
Does anyone else post humourous, light-hearted status updates when they are feeling anything but light-hearted?
Sometimes I do this and I feel like a fraud.
Other times I think along the lines of 'fake it 'til you make it', reminding me of that song from 'The King and I' –
“I Whistle a happy tune.
And every single time
The happiness of the tune
Convinces me that I'm
So maybe posting upbeat status updates is a way to convince myself that I am not in a funk, that I can find delight in everyday things.
Besides who would want to read gloomy status updates?
When I do read these kind of updates, I want to spring into action and fix things for others.
My children, over the years, have had a habit of posting song lyrics as status updates.
Of course, being out of the loop of today's music, I didn't know they were song lyrics and sometimes they were so dire, and cryptic that I would launch into mama tiger mode.
“It's a song lyric Mum!” texted with exasperation.
Oh, (shouldn't there be a disclaimer when one posts song lyrics like, how about, dwmiasl (don't worry mum it's a song lyric)?
Knowing it's a song lyric should calm the anxiety, but sometimes the lyrics are so dark that I just fret and wonder why that particular song lyric was chosen.
It's hard living inside my head.
I have heard that Facebook is going to instigate a 'dislike' button.
Sometimes I have wished for a 'dislike' button when someone posts something I want to empathise with. But I predict, as have others, that this is going to get ugly.
As a melancholic I know it will get ugly for me. What if I post a happy update and people start pressing the dislike button?
I am on Ravelry.com and they have a 'disagree' button on their forums.
I had to disable seeing it – it made me crazy – not just the disagrees on things I posted, but the disagrees on things others had posted.
Perhaps if Mark Zuckerberg is reading this post (guffaw) he could consider allowing users to disable the dislike button.
Just a thought.
Oh, and Mark, if you are reading this, a share would be appreciated.
I would love a few more followers on this blog.
Camping in the HooDoos. Fog clearing to reveal blue, sunny skies. Sunset Tour with my hubby tonight. Doesn't get much better than this.