The Insecurities of Social Media


The Game we call – Social Media

Yeah I know this bores me too, sadly at 8:10 AM as I write this I am bored to tears. Slept 35 hours straight Sunday through to Monday and when I woke up I wanted to go back to sleep. Kept myself awake and pulled the ‘Nightshift’ Something I am doing less of these days. A healthy sleeping pattern is so hard with M.E (Chronic Fatigue being 1 part of M.E) when your body and mind are saying “Sleep” but you can’t sleep. Also when your mind says wake up and you can’t and fall asleep for a fortnight awaking as I did a few days ago in a new year :D

This can't be good....

This can’t be good….Today’s reality I was caught up in

So social media. I observe our species, our ways, our insecurities fears and flaws the same as a Comedian does, Billy Connolly and Eddie Izzard also George Carling are 3 that come to mind. I see people and read them often on social media, not conscious I am doing it but doing it none the less. Often I see ‘Happy’ when in-fact it’s sad and also unhappy when really there is nothing to be unhappy about, and I always include myself in all this as I type aimlessly trying to find meaning to it all


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I came off Facebook for good a week or so ago, I have seen people DIE because of Facebook and similar close up Social Media, suicides also because of Social Media, of course some just go flawlessly while most read font wrong (Like me) and nothing becomes something. I have seen couples divorced on Social media, I have seen people find love on Social Media, also I see people write their pain in social media. Basically in Social Media there are no rules apart from giving the impression everything is A-OK!! When it isn’t. What I noticed on Facebook more was scared people, people really unhappy but giving the impression they live in a comedy club, and listen I respect it all. I am just putting forth what I see. I have no legal or other reason to be saying this :D As I said, I was just bored so opened up a .Word and started to type knowing it was the insecurities of Facebook. Facebook is where bandwagons are jumped on, social media is where we can’t call a school 8l@ckboard any more, it’s a white board, where we must be careful in words we share. We have become VERY PC in our lives. People are REALLY scared to comment in-case someone calls them wrong and this is probably the worst of Social Media. I remember a world of Family and togetherness, today I see loneliness for many sadly


“Why won’t nobody like something I said or did on Facebook” ..Is so common it is INSANE!

We are almost defined by Social Media by people we have not met once, and that alone is proof enough what the Internet has done to us as a species. We are a TERRIBLE species when you put us under the microscope, but it’s confusing because we all have moments of individual love and kindness put in-front of us. Always on Social Media I tell the truth best I remember it. The drugs were a problem with memory before yet not so bad now. One thing I can say is “I was real on Social Media”

This is our brave new technology era, sad or what? All we see is this

This is our brave new technology era, sad or what? All we see is this

The real kick in the teeth is what I wrote here is ironic because the very same logic I use above I am doing right now :D The internet is more fun when you don’t do up close Social Media as it’s almost impossible to read a blog like this and feel my emotions. I am smiling, drinking a cup of tea, having an ok morning, I just felt compelled to show anyone who reads this that we are all irony. Social Media used the way it was meant to should have made the World a better place, sadly since it’s conception and parts needed made by my Scottish kin have made a monster out of us all in moments or a fake smile behind real tears and vice versa and any other moment or reality we care to share. Also I don’t really question anyone here, I am more pointing at our World right now and seeing 100,000 people show up to a Sports Event, but when our Government do wrong we complain on Social Media. If we showed the same love of real life on Social Media it would be strange. There are some who are ‘decent’ and know how to use Social Media well. I am told I do very well, 3 Million views in 18 Months or something. I don’t brag, I deleted it all bar this page here, I am not a number hungry person, but maybe I was once, we all do so this is really just my opinion I am guessing. Just talking out loud here, as I always like to do but know I don’t want to do it forever #Irony

What is your addiction?

What is your addiction?

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7 week old blog and my statistics are higher than old blog – Why?


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Now before you turn your head to the left (It is always the left) and think “OH SHAUN STOP THIS YOU PLONKER” Let me finish. I closed my old blog 2 months ago, had a weeks break, whatever then opened “ShaunyNews” all over, I re-branded myself so to speak. Not that it means I have anything to brand of course :D I just wanted to  tie it all together like this here below, I figured I wanted to blog in a certain way and on Twitter I am getting followed by Politicians (Good ones) from the UK and Scotland. News outlets have started to follow me. Very odd. I am a total nobody. If truth be told, when I deleted prayingforoneday I was very close to closing all Social Media I had. I was getting bored. I had personal stuff going on. I was at the PC more than I was or should have been. These days I am not online during the day. it’s 01:30am here and I will probably be awake all night with this chipped bone in my knee, this is a pain I have yet to experience, but for people with Fibro or worse, you know the story. I am still off medication, I take it still when I am climbing walls and screaming in pain. So why do I blog? What drives me to write. Well being unable to do much else is part of it. Sitting in a mini leather lazy boy is comfy for me. I decided to release some family for good. I will still say hi, but they are gone. Fuck them, they only call when they wan’t something and gossip like kids, so I cut that loose, for now anyway. People have a habit of turning back around when it suits them. Anyway. I probably wrote more than I should have here. I just don’t get why so many people read my crap :D   ShaunyNews Blog

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Shauny – Why I am doing what I am, How pain gave me love




imagesI am a moderator in several other sites, one is the biggest forum on Earth I have been a part of since it was a pro-board in 1999. I am disabled with Chronic Pain syndrome and also Fibromyalgia. I live in agony and wonder each day how I get out of bed and take a step. I have an amazing Family and friends structure in life away from all the above, I am friends with many people, I escaped the crime I was raised into from my Fathers side of the family to go on and be a football (Soccer to the USA) Manager here in Scotland. I have the most amazing partner a lad could ask for, for me she is as perfect as any partners of you who is reading. I am blessed with four amazing kids. I am 40 years 0ld, I have two sons 22 and 20, and two Daughters 4 (5 in 2 weeks) and 3. It is a privilege to watch kids grow, to see them born and turn into adults with partners of their own and making their own money and being responsible. Dawn (my partner) and I can be proud of how we brought the boys up, the are street smart but also academically smart, the life we lead due to family the boys have to be both, I made sure of it by planting seeds when they were boys. I have amazing family and friends I can call at 3am with any problem. Life for me is good, amazing, but the pain takes some of it away, we all have 2 options “Get busy living” or “Get busy dying” I choose the 1st one, I had to even when the 2nd was appealing to me for a long time. I am a lucky, blessed lad, but I can’t tell all my story. With the girls, wow, anyone who has toddlers or pre-school kids will know where I am coming from, these two little girls have taught me more about myself and life than anything that came before, they light up not just my life but the lives of all thew family, same as your kids, for anyone who has kids this age


a2a18e2f2b1f93b06981ac002b5128d3When I was diagnosed with Chronic Pain syndrome and also Fibromyalgia it took things and kept taking and still does today, I have to fight to keep things but still I lose. When I had to stop doing football it took half my life away, when it took other things I caved, I gave in, suicide was tried. I was in an awful place with pain, panic attacks and depression, we moved from the center of Edinburgh to the outskirts to the North on the edge woodland. I love where I live, the solitude is something I like here, I can hide when I need to or I can go out when I feel like I can

When I look at the list above I am amazed I managed all this, my partner Dawn reminds me every day of what I have achieved in the face of loss. She reminds me I help people, she reminds me about how I used to go to Hospitals and talk to old people who were dying and other things that made me feel more alive. I am proud I have achieved the above but there is no showing off. See part of the reason I am posting this is there were a few comments lately that I was a “Big Head” a “Show off” To these people who want to be nasty I offer to trade lives for 1 week, you will be screaming after a few hours to change back, trust me. These idiots don’t bother me, people are people, some are honest some are gossipy, my pet hate is a Gossip. When I have to say something real life or on the stupid internet I do so to faces. Cowards gossip

If you live in pain, are depressed, low in life, almost giving up, PLEASE look above again, if I can do that, so can you. I beg you not to give in, things may be bad today but we can’t plant seeds for tomorrow. Yesterday is gone, let it go, I had to. Never think you are where you are for good, believe you can step forward and live and smile again


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