New Years Resolutions-An exercise to reduce banality in social media

It is that time of the year again, when people, and sheeple make banal, trite, and pedestrian statements about their plans and goals for the coming year.

Simple and boring promises are made without any real commitment or truth to fulfil those promises. How many people  do you know have thought deeply about their promise on the resolution. Do you know anyone who has drawn up a real plan, and put it in writing ? Did they include time frames and steps to achieve that goal, with documented links to resources that they would employ on the project.

Many people will announce the New Years Resolution on New Years Eve, whilst under the influence of far too much alcohol or influenced by drugs. Other people will only make the resolution the next day, or in the days following, whilst under the influence of a hangover from the night before.

The majority are continuing the practice of a life of banality.

I have been using computers for  over  30 years, and been using the internet for as long as it has been around. I admit my use of the internet has been for work and business purposes for the majority of that time, together with news and research. I have been a regular blogger on specific business, tax and investment forums  for many years. During mid year 2013  I ventured into the Social Media Community and frankly I am appalled at the pedestrian and boring, trite that makes up about 95% of that community.

Social Media is like photography, where you take hundreds of photographs, but only one or two are worthwhile or unique, or are worth saving, so too are social media contributors.

This new banal world where everyone is the same, where the most popular sites rely on trite slogans  and sayings to gain popularity with the  masses, is an indictment on society today.

I hope everyone will make an effort to understand and spread the message about banality, and to make Social Media a far more interesting experience.

Familiarise yourself with informative words and definitions to get started on this project.

Everyone has access to Google and other search engines for their research, there is absolutely no excuse for ignorance today. I must qualify that statement to make allowances for the people who cannot read or write. I admit I have no idea how those people adapt and interact on Social Media.

As part of this exercise, make sure you look up and understand all words and definitions associated with the word.


noun: banality; plural noun: banalities
  1. 1.
    the fact or condition of being banal; unoriginality.
    “there is an essential banality to the story he tells”
    synonyms: triteness, platitudinousness, vapidity, pedestrianism, conventionality, predictability, staleness, unimaginativeness, lack of originality, lack of inspiration, prosaicness, dullness, ordinariness; More

    “the banality of most sitcoms”
    platitude, cliché, truism, banal phrase, trite phrase, hackneyed phrase, overworked phrase, stock phrase, commonplace, old chestnut, bromide
    “they exchanged banalities for a couple of minutes”


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