Getting-and Keeping it-Real on the Internet with Real Simple

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Fed up with all the perfect social media updates you see every time you’re in front of a screen? Me too. Every time I log onto Facebook, I can’t help feeling like everyone I “know” is eating more brunch, taking more vacations, and basically just doing everything way better than I am without ever having their lunch leak all over their bag or something.

It’s easy to forget that others are just as imperfect as we are—it’s important to take a step back and acknowledge that a certain amount of curating goes on. Chances are, you’re not the only person who’s still in their gym clothes 5 hours later, and you’re probably not the first to leave a fancy-schmancy cooking class with a bit, fat blister from using the wrong knife. IMG_4609

From January 13-17, Real Simple Magazine is hosting Get Real on the Internet Week. You can sign up on their page to share life’s little imperfections. You can also upload your photos to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #rsgetreal.

3 thoughts on “Getting-and Keeping it-Real on the Internet with Real Simple

    raechel said:
    January 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    My students read an article called “The Instagram Envy Effect” in my Media Studies class last semester, and it was by far the heaviest discussion day of the whole term. So many people had things to say about the way that Instagram makes them feel bad about themselves, and how they use it in an effort to boost their self-esteem when they post pics. The negative effects of social media are such a bummer. I love this idea of showing more real stuff.

    LOVE your new blog layout, btw!

    Jess responded:
    January 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    That must have been quite a discussion. Your class sounds awesome. My friends and I talk about that stuff a lot too—it’s refreshing to see people acknowledging those feelings. That’s why I was so on-board for this Real Simple event!

    Thanks for the kind words about the layout : )

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    January 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    […] to others, but it’s important to take a step back and remember that we can never truly see the whole picture of someone else’s experience, and that we are all on our own path—and that is very […]

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