Why Blogs Are Better Than Other Forms of Social Media

Because I’ve found that I learn so much more in blogs and blogging than I could ever learn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other forms of social media. And let’s face it. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are overrun with bullies, fakers, and posers. Who has time for that?Also,

Also, after reading some of the FB posts and most of the tweets on Twitter, I suddenly feel I’ve lost a million or two brain cells. Twitter has absolutely zero redeemable qualities anymore (which is why I recently deleted my Twitter account), and Facebook has only a few. The only thing good about Facebook are a few common sense, motivational, and funny posts and memes I come across. But that’s it.

But WordPress blogs! Ahhhh!  So much better! I’ve found that bloggers are way more authentic and genuine. Bloggers believe in humanity and being human. They aren’t afraid to admit their flaws and shortcomings and, let’s be real, we all have them.

The vast majority of bloggers blog from the heart and are real, and I love that about them! Bloggers, in general, are not about drama and don’t whine and complain about life. If they’ve been through a horrible circumstance, they write about it to acknowledge that, “yes, I’ve been there” and they give their takeaways and lessons learned from the experience.

Bloggers are great at finding the silver lining!

Bloggers can also teach you a thing or two- even better! Because I love to learn.

I find more of the best ideas and tips on blogs than I do any other forum on the internet.

The blogs I love to find and read:

1. Anti-bullying blogs (which is a given)

2. Motivational, Inspirational blogs that uplift the soul

3. Food and recipe blogs

4. Arts and Crafts blogs

5. Music blogs

6. Travel blogs

7. Poetry

8. Health (physical and mental health) blogs

9. News blogs

10. Photography blogs

11. Blogs where people tell their stories

12. Blogs with short stories and flash-fiction

13. How-to blogs

Yep! You could say that I’m eclectic! Bloggers are the best on the internet and, to my fellow bloggers, I’m thankful for each and every one of you. I’ve learned so much from you and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without you! Keep doing what you do best!

34 thoughts on “Why Blogs Are Better Than Other Forms of Social Media

  1. I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook and Instagram, and I think I’m going to get rid of a bunch of people on there. I go to Facebook and Instagram to stay connected with friends I don’t see regularly, not to be lectured on why all of the world’s problems are my fault. And I’ve never had Twitter, and recent events make me not ever want to have Twitter. I haven’t had any problems with MeWe yet, but I’ve only been there for a couple months and I only have four friends, two of whom came from WordPress so that’s probably why.

    • I hear you. The only reason I’m on Facebook is to chat with friends and family and I just set up a MeWe Account a month ago. Social media’s not like it used to be.

    • That is the trick to Social Media who you follow and friend. A good policy is only friend people you know or someone that you share several friend of friends with. Also unfollow anyone who goes overboard with stuff. For instance if you post political stuff, I don’t mind the very occasional post but if that is all you post everyday, you are getting unfriended or unfollowed. I could care less who someone votes for and you are never going to convince another person of anything. MeWe I tried and there just isn’t enough people on there and stuff like Parler is an Extremist site.I don’t like Extremism on either side. Twitter is the most informative of Social Media and Facebook is my favorite still love it. Social Media hasn’t really changed, we just have become so polarized we notice it more. The trick unfollow and unfriend. Focus on people you enjoy reading most of their stuff. If you have say 1000 Facebook friends, ask yourself who are the people you enjoy the most. Keep those. And who are the ones you like their stuff half the time. Keep those and everyone else cut. If you haven’t seen a post by someone or looked at their page in years, you may want to unfriend them. What’s the point?

      • Most people are very picky who they follow and the friend requests they accept. I’m very picky. However, you still have a few people that slip through the cracks. I know nothing is perfect but blogs are my choice. I prefer them over social media. The content is much richer to me. Thank you for your comments.

      • For me specifically, the issue is that I still remember very vividly what it was like to have no friends at all, and it hurts me to think of friends as expendable. Yes, it’s true that many of these people I never see anymore and don’t enjoy being in contact with, but I guess I’m still holding on to some hope that we might be friends again someday. Admittedly, 99% of the time that never happens, but every once in a while I have a true positive moment of connection on Facebook or Instagram with someone I barely know and haven’t seen in years, and that’s what makes it difficult.

        • It does hurt, Greg. But remember that you’re worthy of true friendship and if a person doesn’t value you or the friendship you can bring, then they don’t deserve to be in your life. You deserve to have real friends- people who love you, want best for you, and have your back when things go south amd won’t fade away at the first sign of trouble.

  2. Absolutely true….totally agree with you!

    “Bloggers are great at finding the silver lining!”..very well said by you…

    Blogging is great for learning and expressing..👍👌✌

    • Exactly! Bloggers and writers are just a special and very positive class of people and they’ve more in touch with themselves and the world around them than most people. ❤🙂

  3. Well said; the internet can reflect the darkness in humanity; but it also gives everyone in the world a voice and connection to each other and blogging is a fantastic tool where we get to share our thoughts, fears, hopes, goals and dreams.

    • Absolutely, Candy. And you can’t share your thoughts, hopes, fears, goals, and dreams on any other social media outlet, and it’s best not to. Blogs are much safer. 🙂

  4. I am going to respectfully disagree here. Blogging is very limited. Many blogs people start out writing a lot and then stop. Two, most blogs are limited in their appeal. Yours is very well-written and good on an important subject but it is all on one subject. If you are a bullying victim or had children bullied it has great appeal but if someone hasn’t experienced that, they probably frankly aren’t going to read it. It is hard to weed out good blogs. I much prefer Social Media. I will agree I find Instagram a snooze fest but Facebook is still king and Twitter is a great source for news. It all comes down to who we choose to follow, friend and read. People need to unfollow, unfriend etc those that are toxic to them. If you get control of your Social Media it is wonderful and you can reach many more people and can actually show your entire personality. You can’t do that really with blogging. I actually prefer Podcasts to blogs. Frankly I get bored with blogs really really fast.

  5. I completely agree! I’ve never had much interest in social media, but blogging has been an exciting experience, beginning at the turn of this year. Whereas social media prioritising mass posting with little thought, blogs are often considered, sensible, and therefore far more enjoyable. I actually just posted on my concerns regarding social media if you’re interested (and also write short stories and travel blogs from your list!). Traversing the WordPress reader, I’ve never encountered the same kind of pointless attention grabbing witnessed on social media

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