OK, I made a mis-step. I was referred to a new social media platform and I gave it a try. I even put up a quick talk about it! Not much, because I wasn’t sure about it yet.
Well, I tried it, and I kept getting “red flags” around it. It was feeling more and more like a pyramid scheme (early adopters get more, etc) and I was getting blasted with notification emails with no way to turn them off.
If a deal looks “too good to be true” then it probably isn’t as good as it’s made out to be. Pyramid schemes are just that – schemes. Some get rich and most get taken. Don’t get involved with them. They are illegal for a reason.
That was one issue.
Then there was another issue that is endemic to all social media, and I have to say, I’m sick of it!
Guys, really. If a lady says she doesn’t want a relationship right now, believe her! Stop pestering her for private information, off-platform contact information, and press for more-more-more! It’s disgusting and off-putting. My profile clearly says “author at retired” so I’m obviously older. I don’t want to raise your teenagers, get married, or anything like that.
My photo is general-purpose and I use it for book covers most often. It doesn’t show me with my cat, at a park, or anything else. It’s a head-shot. That’s it. You don’t have a CLUE about me and won’t get anything from it. It is a real photo of me, not an avatar. I was standing against a brick wall when it was taken.
I don’t like being addressed as “pretty lady” in an email. I don’t like overtures after I’ve directly stated that I’m not interested in a relationship but that friends are welcome. That means FRIENDS.
Between these two issues, I disabled the account. I closed it down. No more.
It was a short-lived experiment, and it proved what I suspected: That not all things that come my way are for my highest and best good. This one certainly wasn’t. I can pick and choose, and even turn around and go back if I’ve taken a wrong turn. Thank goodness I didn’t get any deeper into this platform than I did!