Are you being annoying? Does it seem like everyone is ignoring you?
Or worse… have they stopped following you? Maybe you are committing a social media faux pas. Check out our list of social media no-no’s, and if you are committing any of them, stop right now! Salvage your friendships before people simply unfriend you altogether.
Do you post pictures of yourself every day? Maybe several in a row as you pose in what you decided to wear that day. People might be wondering if you are a narcissist. You appear to only be obsessed with yourself, and therefore wouldn’t be interested in having a quality friendship with them, so they are losing interest. If you are using Facebook as a place to seek attention, people get bored.
It is all very noble to believe in something, but when you start to sound like you are preaching, people will ignore you like they ignore a Jehovah’s Witness when they knock on your door. People have different perspectives, and if you appear really one-sided in your beliefs then friends will shy away and drop off the face of the planet.
Complaining about Other People
People will totally think you are just a whiney loser. Not only that, if they see you are moaning about other friends they know, they will wonder if you will also start moaning about them. They will simply stop trusting you and avoid interacting with you.
Privacy Settings Too Open
Do you find all your posts are being ignored by everyone but the creeps? Strangers making comments but your friends seem to be like ghosts? If you set your privacy settings to public, your friends will avoid interacting with you for fear that others will see personal information about them that they want to keep private. They will think you have no shame.
When you drink, you lose all inhibitions – and also you lose your sense of humor. If you decide to be drunk when using social media, and comment on your friends posts and pictures, you will embarrass them, and humiliate yourself. This is a surefire way to lose your friends.
Telling people about your gross bathroom habits, or about the procedure you had performed at the doctor’s surgery this morning will make people feel sick. They will just outright unfriend you as they don’t want that kind of revolting information filling up their feed.
Life is Difficult and Sad
If you are always posting about how hard and sad your life is, people will feel you are like the boy crying wolf. They will want to cheer you up, and give you advice on how to do that. When you don’t take that advice and just keep moaning about your life, they will think that you probably need therapy. Your attention seeking will leave them totally bored.
Ignoring Other People’s Posts
Do you just go on social media to talk about yourself? Do you feel everyone else has such a boring life? Relationships with people are a 2-way street.
If you find you are gradually losing friends on social media, it is time to do damage control. Forget yourself for 20 minutes and actually go through your feed and engage with people. When you show genuine interest in other people, they will reciprocate with genuine interest in you.
First of all, you probably felt guilty when you read someone else’s post that stated that if you didn’t share and say “Amen”, then you are a bad person.
And now you are going to do it to all your other friends too. These posts are a trick, and are a form of attention seeking by the original poster. People will avoid you if you make them feel guilty for ridiculous reasons.
This is pure attention seeking, as you haven’t really posted any definite information and people are curious to know more. This gets frustrating when you then further withhold information claiming it’s private. You will alienate good friends who think you don’t see them as part of the inner circle who are allowed to be privy to your personal information.
Appearing to be a martyr to your good luck gets on everyone’s nerves. So you were stuck in traffic in your Ferrari and it was “so annoying”.
Or your children had so many after school music and sport lessons that you were “so exhausted” shuttling them around. Nobody actually cares, in fact they think you are just arrogant and stuck up.
Posting Food Pics
Seriously, no one cares what you are eating today. It is shallow, it is pointless, and they can see you are simply bragging and it just gets on their nerves.
Every time there is an International day of the something or other, you jump on the bandwagon and post about it. You update your profile with the colors of the cause, or the flag of the nation that just had some kind of disaster.
People think you are totally fake – these things don’t actually help any of the causes you are promoting and they don’t help survivors of these disasters. It is attention seeking through and through, and incredibly shallow. As the saying goes – it is your behavior that people judge you by, not your beliefs.
Are there any more social media no-no’s you can think of? Would love to hear what you think – please post them in the comments below!