New Beginnings

Why start a WordPress? Honestly because I started sensing an inundated amount of ‘fakeness’ on other social media sites.

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Why start a WordPress? Honestly because I started sensing an inundated amount of ‘fakeness’ on other social media sites from Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram. My friends have this urge to post every single moment of their lives on social media or it didn’t happen for them. They worry about number of likes, followers, and birthday wishes, optimal profile picture change times (yes, this exists), and other silly social media things I also once worried about – not going to deny that. I soon realized that I needed a place to store my thoughts and freely share my opinions with everyone…not just my 1000+ acquaintances and friends I have on those sites. This being said, I haven’t quit using them either. I still use them for the university pages and free international messaging. I’m not entirely condemning social media; its positivity shined during the recent Tamil Nadu floods to save thousands of precious lives and the horrendous November Paris attacks to check on my friends who were studying abroad at that time. Social media isn’t bad; it’s just not ideal for voicing frank opinions and a ‘filter bubble’ exists. Selfies and supposedly ‘candid’ pictures beat photography. Useless memes beat passionate and opinionated posts. A perceived ideal life beats the reality. Hence, I decided to create a WordPress; my blog, the UPbeat soul, will showcase my everyday thoughts, observations, photography, passions, and occasionally other posts I feel the absolute urge to share. And now during the happiest and most positive time of the year (Summer Vacation!), here’s to spreading positivity for peace!

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