Ahuh… you read that right. I’m a social media attention seeker. And I love it!
Why?… well, why not?
I’m a mom who has a constant thirst for happiness, growth and intellectual stimulation. I love to learn. And when knowledge is obtained, experienced and lived, my thirst then shifts to sharing it with others. If I have an impressive day, I will to share it with the world. If I find new knowledge and change, I will to share it with the world, If I’m experiencing happiness and goodness, I will share it with the world.
I do this because it is how I can spread goodness online. And, (again) I love it! I’ve participated in a few campaigns online where we do a mass share of good material to drown out bad content. But it would never last because the good material was not applicable to everyone’s beliefs, interests and goals. So, I figured that sharing my own happiness, my own achievements and my family’s happiness was the best way to provide online positivity. It was a little daunting at first, because I felt like I was leaking out too much information and I fretted at the response I may get from the outside world. But life is dull and very limited when we live in such a mind frame.
Personally, if we are always sharing our joyous moments, our online network will be flooded with goodness. We don’t always have to wait for a big service event to feed the hungry or to experience a big change in our lives to spread good. sharing goodness can be simpler than that. Remember that time you took your kids to the park and their smiles were just beaming from one ear to the other? That is good content to share. Or, that time you went on a lunch date with your husband and you couldn’t help yourself but feel beautiful? this is good content to share. The uncomplicated, everyday experience of simple goodness are worthy of being shared as good news.
Recently, a friend shared a Facebook post of her and her family walking up Mount Maunganui a few months after she had her baby, pretty amazing I must say. She definitely got my attention. I couldn’t help myself but feel motivated and think “Wow, I need to do that!”. A simple achievement post that triggered goodness.
I love how mothers are becoming more visible online sharing their everyday happiness through the lives of their children. It serves as a reminder to appreciate motherhood and to be better. It also encourages me to jump on the same slate and share the happiness that floats around in my home. It makes me want to be an attention seeker to uphold goodness. These are wonderful things we can do together as mothers and as individuals. Wow, we get to share goodness while having fun with our kiddies?!
Sharing some of our personal and happy experiences on social media as individuals can create a mass share of good material. Together we can be of great influence for good. If we don’t share our good news, the bad will over take ours and it will find its way into our homes through our computer screens and mobiles.
Social media is a powerful tool and we can use it to our advantage. Use it to seek attention to do good. I crave the opportunity to share my good and happy experiences, in the hope that it will brighten or enlighten another persons day.
I’m a social media attention seeker who wants to share goodness… Are you? Come on, join me!