How to Get a Social Media ‘Weeding’ Done with ‘Focused Self-Perception’
I am constantly inundated with people who want to “get” and “teach” me how to “fix” my social media presence.
In the past few years, I’ve noticed many people, particularly young and affluent ones, have taken to Instagram to share their insights on how they’re “fixing” their social media accounts.
While it can be helpful to be able to understand and empathize with a user’s experience, it can also be very difficult to communicate that understanding to someone who isn’t there to learn.
If you’re a person who’s been “fixed” by social media, chances are you’ve experienced a similar social media “weeding” process.
In this article, I’ll share with you my favorite ways to “weed” your social media with focused self-image and self-performance.
First, a few tips on what I’ve found most effective in “weaning” myself from social media:1.
Start with your own social media profile.
In my experience, when I get overwhelmed with my own personal profile, I find it hard to see the benefit of looking into the eyes of a real person and learning how to get there.
I often find that my first two or three posts on Instagram tend to be the best first steps, but when I’m trying to “clean up” social media from my own social network, it’s often helpful to get my own account out there first.
In the past, I also started my Instagram account with a “sitting” post.
This was a small snapshot of myself that showed me how I’m feeling, and I’d also like to see a picture of myself in a state of relaxed contentment.
This is especially helpful if I want to use Instagram to get some photos from family and friends, so that I can share my “wishes” for the holidays with them.
This technique is particularly effective when the intention is to “teaching” a new user how to be a better social media person.2.
Create a “tutorial” on your own Instagram account.
If you want to get the most out of Instagram, you can always create a tutorial to “hack” your account.
For example, you might want to create a series of “teasers” to teach people new techniques.
If it’s an ongoing process, I like to keep the tutorials “open” so that people can try them out and learn from them.3.
Write posts in your own language.
One of the most useful “weeds” I’ve seen in the past several years is writing posts in a language you’re not native speakers.
For example, I love writing in Spanish because I think it’s one of the easiest languages to learn and use for a social media user.
If I’m in a foreign country, I prefer to use French.
You can also write in your native language if you prefer.
If someone asks you in a social medium for a comment in your language, make sure you have an English translation for the conversation.
Use a template to “tweak” your Instagram account and use your Instagram friends.
You don’t need to follow every post on Instagram you post.
It’s great if you have a few favorite posts on your Instagram profile and you can share those with your friends.
It’s also great if your Instagram experience has a consistent flow of posts and content.
For instance, if you’re trying to make a “good” post every day, you may find that posting a new video every few days helps you keep it fresh.
Use your own filters and add a few additional elements to your Instagram photos.
It can be easy to fall into the trap of posting every picture with a white background, and not making use of any of the additional filters available.
“Make it social” on Instagram.
Some people, especially young and wealthy ones, get obsessed with their Instagram accounts and social media profiles.
They are obsessed with creating an Instagram profile to show off their “unique” self, and they think that their Instagram account is their real “website.”
Many people who are “fixers” seem to believe that Instagram is just a “blog,” and it is not their website.
If this is the case, I think you should try and “make it social.”
When people are obsessed about their Instagram profile, they often try to make their own posts, and it’s very easy to get overwhelmed.
This can lead to “fake” or “fake-looking” photos that are posted without their permission.
Instead, if people are trying to create content that “works” on their Instagram, then it’s important to make sure that the content is consistent and “weird” enough to be “tweaked” for “authenticity.”