We all get in our feelings from time to time & feel the need to express ourselves. However, many times when angry or hurt, the worst thing you can do is take to social media & start slamming on the keys. Back away from the keyboard before it’s too late!
We see it often. People ranting on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. Putting all of their or somebody else’s business out there because in that particular moment it felt like a good idea. Posting memes, damn near tagging the person in them, people all on your timeline with their popcorn, tuned it. Well the thing is that there’s a good chance that you’re going to get over it. Once you’re no longer angry you might realize that you didn’t mean any of it. “I ain’t mean it when I said your other kids are ugly & yo mama stank.” Now you can go back & delete it, but it’s already been seen & often screenshotted. You’re best bet is just not post during those times.
It’s especially bad in relationships. When every other week you’re single, he’s trash, you can’t stand him, you’re a strong independent woman who don’t need no man, then the next day you’re back in love, posting pics of flowers & talking about “bae is so wonderful, roses are red & these matchin J’s are too”, quoting love songs. Just stop! You look crazy. Emotions are fickle. Of course there are going to be times when you can’t stand your significant other. That doesn’t mean you need to broadcast it. Especially when 9 times out of 10 you’re gonna be right back with him. Just back away from the keyboard.
That brings me to this new thing with exposing people because you’re mad. Just put all of their dirt online. That’s not a good look. Nobody likes a snitch, especially when it’s just you being bitter. That stuff escalates so fast. One moment you’re having a disagreement & the next it’s “That’s why you had to get a paternity test on Dayquan” or “You don’t write your own raps”. Just 0-100 real quick. Just calm down. Let certain celebrities be a lesson to you, it rarely works out well for you in the end.
So just push back from the keyboard, transfer that mess to your friend’s inbox or better yet write it in a journal. Stop entertaining the masses with your mood swings on social media. There are people who only follow you for that, or won’t follow you because of that. Don’t make yourself a joke & give people who don’t even like you that much insight into your life. Keep your dramas & traumas off the newsfeed & go in your room & cry to Toni Braxton or something like we used to do. Whatever you do, back away from the keyboard!