In honor of my 3-Year Anniversary with my wonderful girlfriend, Jennifer Toth, I have decided to write a blog post about her.
I love her with all of my heart and she is a genuine person. She has been by my side throughout my whole college experience and after I graduated with a degree in journalism, she supported my decision to switch my career to public relations. One thing is for sure, though. She is an anti-social media user.
Before I begin, I want to say that this isn’t bashing her in any way. Some people don’t use social media and don’t want to. If your life’s goals don’t need it, that is fine by me.
Jennifer graduated with a degree in Logistics & Transportation. She currently works at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America while she tries to get a job in Logistics at one of the many Logistics and Transportation companies located here in Jacksonville, Fla. She is doing fine in life and social media hasn’t helped her get to where she is.
She has a Facebook that she uses to talk to personal friends and family. She will engage in instant messaging with her close friends. She will also comment on other people statuses. She probably only posts a status twice per week. Honestly, she is more of a browser than a poster. She likes to post pictures and interact with close friends, but she really doesn’t care beyond that.
And that’s it.
I’ve tried to get her to try Twitter, but she simply doesn’t care about it. She doesn’t care to meet people online and the idea of making friendships with strangers isn’t enticing in any way. She only wants to network with people she has met in real life. I’ve explained how she could follow her favorite brands, companies and news sources and get news immediately. That doesn’t budge her. Her phone literally came with a Twitter app and she hasn’t even opened it.
She doesn’t want to use Google+ because she sees it as a weird Facebook. She doesn’t blog or do anything involving SEO. She has no use for the wonders Google+ can do with search results.
She has followed links to Pinterest and likes the idea of it. She has actually gone on there to find ideas for Halloween parties, but other than a few times of necessity, she hasn’t gone back.
Does she have Instagram? Actually, yes, but she has her account on private so no one can see it. She literally uses it for the filters and nothing else.
I don’t think she even knows what StumbleUpon is.
A profile she does have fully filled out and updated with current information is her LinkedIn profile. Why? Because I forced her to make it and pretty much filled in all of the information because she didn’t care about it. I know companies Google search potential employees and I wanted her to have a nice-looking LinkedIn profile they could find easily. I even wrote her a professional bio and I hope it one day aids in her getting a Logistics job.
If you know anything about me, you can tell that we are polar opposites. I am almost always on social media when I’m not working. Believe me, she has yelled “Get off your phone!” or “Get off the computer!” hundreds of times. It’s not that she doesn’t understand the importance of it to my career. She does. Just every now and then, she needs a break from it.
She knows that while this isn’t my job yet, this is what I hope to make a career out of. She completely supports me and is actually glad I’m making such an effort to be on every social media platform and understand how they work.
She puts up with me taking pictures of things at every event to maybe put on Instagram. She puts up with me always having to tweet or blog throughout the day. She puts up with me looking for blogs to retweet in the hopes that my followers will enjoy the content and they or maybe the author will interact with me. She puts up with my giant rants about how social media is the future and how companies need to being their messages and products to where the customers actually are. She puts up with a lot and I’m so grateful.
My girlfriend wants nothing to do with social media and I’m fine with that. She stands by me anyways.
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