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My Online Life & Keeping My Opinions To Myself

Do you remember that episode of The Hills where LC said to Audrina: “just gonna keep my opinions to myself, they just get me in trouble..”

DITTO BABE.

I have a mouth.

I have opinions.

I have voiced many of my opinions in my twenty-seven years of life and about 99% of them have got me in some sort of trouble – whether it’s a full blown argument (aka. someone overreacting) or the tiniest of disagreements.

With being part of the blogging community for almost six years, I’ve seen a lot of drama unfold on Twitter: some of which I’ve been dragged into and some which I accidentally started for calling someone out.

But for the past three or so years, I’ve taken a back seat and kept all opinions to myself.

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{Photos: Megan}

The drama within the blogging community is a popcorn affair but majority of the time, it never pops up on my timeline which makes me very happy.

Following bloggers who I genuinely interact with is key for me and if drama somehow kicks off with the community, I’ll be completely clueless.

That is absolutely fine with me.

More positivity, less negativity and keyboard bashing if you please.

In 2013, I was very open and honest about my Mum having breast cancer as well as my new battle with anxiety.

The support I received was outstanding and I’ll never forget the support people gave me.

But with positivity, someone will always try to drag you down in order to make themselves feel better about themselves.

I’m not about that life.

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I don’t retaliate to negative tweets and I’m certainly not afraid to use the mute or block button, because after all: they were invented for a reason and that reason is to use them.

When I first opened up about my struggles on my blog, I was very unaware of how much hate one blog post could bring and due to that, I slowly began closing myself off to the online world and for some time, I focused on writing about book related content which was fine for a while, but I wanted to write about how I was really feeling.

But I felt like I couldn’t because of the keyboard attackers.

Fast forward to late 2017 when I spoke about my relationship with my body and to early on in May when I wrote about my 5 year relationship with mental health, I’m no longer scared to be open and honest about my life.

Yet, I keep it on my blog.

I’ll write a big post about how I’m feeling, but when it comes to saying it on Twitter or Instagram, I’ll shy away just in case someone feels the need to attack.

It shouldn’t be like that, but sadly, that is how I have become.

In fact, it is rare that I tweet anything other than promotional tweets these days simply because you can’t tweet something without it being taken out of context.

It’s a bit of a no win situation.

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What I’m Wearing:Ā 

New Look – New York Brooklyn Tee
(not online, but found a NYC tee for you)
Topshop – Joni Jeans
Next – Casual Ankle Boots

Can people blame me for keeping my mouth shut when the drama kicks off?

Don’t get me wrong, I am very quick to defend my friends when I 100% know that they’re being attacked for a pathetic reason (i.e. I’ll slide into their DM’s and give my pals the heads up), but aside from that, drama tires me out and I just can’t be arsed.

Keeping my opinions to myself allows me to have a positive outlook to the online world rather than opening Twitter and wondering what sort of drama would I walk into.

It’s better off that way and I know a lot of people would agree with me.

EL xx
Twitter // Instagram

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7 thoughts on “My Online Life & Keeping My Opinions To Myself

  1. I dont blame you at all for keeping your opinions to yourself or your mouth shut! People can be so nasty for no reason so why not filter (or keep to yourself) what you want to say, theres no need to get a backlash of negativity when you can just tell your dog or mam or boyfriend ahah! I like to think that I keep some of my life private and offline for example my opinions and negative comments and thoughts! I think you’re doing fab, drama isnt any fun for anyone!

    Neve x |https://lifewithneve.com/

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