Happy Easter! As you have all probably not noticed, I’ve been gone for the last couple months—Lent and all that, ya know. I gave up all internet except for homework-related things and stuff like, I don’t know, finding a house to live in and a job… Just kind of important stuff. No Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, most of YouTube (because I needed to finish Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I can only be so strong.), time-wasters, etc, etc.
Now that it’s Easter, I can come back. However, I’m not sure I really want to come back. Especially to Tumblr. I wasted so much time here before Lent and I got literally nothing out of it except stress, anger, and disappointment. There are just a lot of really disturbed people on this website. And “disturbed” is a very harsh word—harsher than I would like—but I can’t think of another, maybe nicer, word for what I feel about Tumblr. In general, users are whiney, immature, obsessive, self-indulgent, and often have quite an ego, and the website itself is addictive, uncomfortable, life-sucking, and it changes people. It changed me, and, looking back, I can see that it was not for the better. Basically, the above is what I’ve understood from what I’ve read and seen on Tumblr; it’s always hard to decipher the underlying message of text as opposed to face-to-face speech, and maybe that’s part of the problem. But this isn’t just Tumblr, it’s everywhere on the internet… it just feels a little more concentrated on Tumblr to me.
Anyway, I’m out. If you feel like responding to anything I say here, feel free, but know that I won’t ever see it. There’s enough judgement in real life; why on earth would I want it on the internet as well?! I’m not going to delete my blog because, who knows, maybe I’ll want to look back on this someday! But probably not… So thanks for the memories, I guess. I encourage everyone to try out a month separation from Tumblr, or even better, from as much social networking as you can. Go outside. Talk to your friends. Or make some. Pay attention to what you learn in school; you might actually enjoy it and learn something you like. Basically, just stop making excuses, and live.
And I understand that many people believe that Tumblr has saved them, that it’s been good for them. And that’s all well and good for them. I believe you, and I’m happy you’re happy. It’s just pretty obviously done the opposite for me, and I’m 100% sure for other people as well. It’s hard to know when you’re in the midst, which it why I say, if you’re a self-proclaimed “Tumblr Addict,” you should maybe just try out taking a break. Just see how you feel. Everyone’s different, but it might possibly be worth it?
I don’t mean to be like, judgey or “high and mighty,” or whatever. I don’t think I am, but I can see how one might assume that from this post. I’m just saying that I’ve been happier in these past couple months that I’ve spent away from the internet, and Tumblr especially, than I’ve been in a pretty long time. I’m just saying it might be cool to try out. It was definitely a wake-up call for me. But do whatever you want. I’m not here to be bossy, just to say “peace out.” I wish you all well, and a happy, chocolate- and peep-filled Easter!
ps. here are a few gifs and the like that I never got to use to help to sign off:
Catch you on the flippity flip.
Hi Tumblr. This is my Lenten Public Service Announcement to say that I’m peacing out starting now until Easter. I’m giving up internet (not needed for homework) and social networking because, let’s be honest, I’m usually pissed off when I’m online anyway. Everyone has so many goddamned OPINIONS. Whatever. I’m giving it all up for Lent, and I think it’ll be good for me. These websites are all really pretty unhealthy and I think, after a bit of time for withdrawal, I’ll be a lot happier and more able to make people around me happier as well. Not that anyone will notice, but just in case: I’m not dead. I just signed out of Tumblr (I know, right? You can DO that????). Anyway, wish me luck, and I’ll catch you on the other side.
This is what I really don’t like about Taylor.
Like, date however many dudes you want. More power to ya. But don’t be a fucking spiteful asshole. Nobody likes that shit.
Exfuckingactly. She’s twenty-three years old, and bills herself in all her songs as such a cute little victim who just fell for the wrong boy, but then she pulls shit like this all the time. You’re a role model to millions of younger girls. Don’t you think you should
a) grow up about things like that?
b) start accepting that possibly, maybe, just POTENTIALLY you might be the problem sometimes? The odds of you dating all these boys and it NEVER ONCE BEING YOU is…well, not happening.
Be an adult. Have as many exes as you’d like but stop acting like a goody two shoes who only ever is innocent and then turn around trying to demonize them while being a bitch.
^ whoever made this argument is seriously my fucking favorite
i also love the fact that harry is younger than her, and hasn’t said a single fucking word about the break up. it just goes to show you that maturity doesn’t always coincide with age.
NO HARRY POTTER HERE
seamus is like what the fuck do you think you are doing skank
oh my god, I just noticed Seamus’s face and burst out laughing.
He’s like escuse me, why the fuck are you sitting down?
LOL look at (I think it’s) Fred. He’s like “Fuck. Don’t look. Don’t look. Shit’s about to hit the fan. This is worse than when mum yells.”
I don’t get why aren’t we talking about the mustache shopped onto Harry’s face