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Social Media Etiquette

Less than 2 months before I am officially back to blogging and I could not be more excited! In the mean-time, check out an article that I recently wrote for Amaliah on social media etiquette and let me know what you think.

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Let’s Talk – Social Media Etiquette & The Hijabi YouTuber Conundrum

The world of social media can be unforgiving, it’s a ‘dog eat dog world’, and no one is exempt from the criticism or bullying that often comes with it, regardless of whether the blogger/ YouTuber is Muslim or not. And in most instances, trolling behaviour and attacks tend to be gendered.

Rarely do I see Muslim men being subjected to the same level of vitriol and abuse that their female counterparts often experience.

It is also disappointing to see that the barrage of hate that Muslim female YouTubers/ Influencers  (who I now describe as ‘easy targets’) experience comes from both men and women.

It is also disappointing to see that the barrage of hate that Muslim female YouTubers/ Influencers  (who I now describe as ‘easy targets’) experience comes from both men and women.

This post will not be about discussing the rights and wrongs of the actions of YouTubers/ Bloggers, but rather the way in which we interact online and how we address people even when we disagree with their actions. Below are my top five tips on social media etiquette.

  1. Spread positivity! 

It is so important for us to uplift and celebrate each other.

Be your sister’s cheerleaders!A cknowledge their hard work, pray for their success, leave messages of encouragement and appreciation for their work. Celebrate them!

I feel so blessed to have met so many inspiring sisters through my blog, and whenever they cross my mind, I try to pray for them because I genuinely believe their success is my success and I want all of us to win.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.” 

Related by Bukhari & Muslim

It is far too easy to tear people down. You might dislike certain actions from a YouTuber, but I can guarantee that there is something else that they’re doing well that you appreciate. Focus on that.

Love,

MuslimGirlJournal

3 comments

  1. Loved it. Too much haram police around acting holier than thou these days to be honest. This “we must advise people when we see them doing wrong” culture annoys me sometimes.

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  2. Glad that you are back, dear! I read your article too. Very good reminders. It’s very easy to get sucked into the online world of leaving nasty comments, but as Muslims, your teachings don’t just apply to the ‘real’ world, they apply to all of your actions and comments!

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