Wife-Beater Tank : Dad's | Tank (layered) : H&M
High-waisted boyfriend Jeans : Thrifted (Croydon)It wasn't until I attended the birthday bbq of a fellow blogger (and now, friend), Assumpta, that I fully got to grips with just how open my online presence has become. I met an adorable reader there, who was well informed of the reason behind my current BLEURGHair, my legal aspirations, and my present relationship status. What humoured me is the fact that I went to great lengths to create an online alias, 'Onyxsta', which is uniform across all social networks. However, the purpose of this is defeated if at one glance, a reader/ viewer (I used to have a YouTube channel) can place me in one fell swoop. I was ignorant to the wealth of personal content I divulge in every post, but it is only akin to most 'Generation Y' individuals.
Headscarf : Thrifted (Croydon) | Wedges : Primark | Studs : MatalanThere's something contagious about sharing your thoughts with those willing to follow. Something captivating about watching words of wisdom spread from individuals from different cultures, across different platforms. Yes, there is abuse of social networks on a daily. Yes, there are individuals that cannot grasp the fact that people HATE the purple words of a pointless BBM broadcast, or the irritating spams of yahoo-yahoo 419 crooks. And yes, the media amplify the woes of cyber-bullying because of ignorant tweets/hateful bloggers, but the basic foundation of social networks is to share your interests and thoughts with like-minded individuals. Some choose to use this platform to flaunt their wealth, or showcase their [photoshopped] beauty, but so be it. To categorically rule out all social networking platforms as vain threads of meaningless information, is highly mistaken. I have met some remarkable, truly inspirational characters online, that I may not have been blessed with the opportunity to network with in real life. We are the creators & directors of our virtual personas & plots.
Onyxsta says...BLEURGH!! Freedom to share cos you're a Generation Y spawn, could result in you being the one the professional shoulders shun. Xisses
P.S. From now on, BLEURGH posts will be uploaded every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Stay Tuned