"Society has changed a lot. I think that people feel real good about tapping into everybody's life," says the star

By Melody Chiu
Updated March 18, 2016 07:30 AM
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Whether she’s showing off her latest outfit or giving fans a little peek into her life with boyfriend Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani totally rules social media.

Now, the singer – whose new album This Is What the Truth Feels Like is out now – has also joined LinkedIn.

“When [social media] first started, it felt really embarrassing, like you’re shouting out yourself so much,” she says in an interview with and blog post for the site. “[Before social media], the people that we loved, they were very mysterious.”

Recently, the star joined Snapchat and shared video from behind-the-scenes of Shelton’s concert and her travels in Japan.

“Society has changed a lot,” she says. “I think that people feel real good about tapping into everybody’s life [with social media], and there’s something comforting about that.”

The “Used to Love You” singer also opened up about being supermom. “One of my favorite songs I wrote on my record I wrote because I only had four hours because I had to be at a basketball game for my kid,” she says. “I wrote two songs in four hours.”

In a blog post she wrote for LinkedIn, Stefani reflected on her journey to success. “One thing I’ve learned in my life so far is that the creative process is more important than the end result,” she writes. “Music can be extremely powerful, especially when writing about your own life. With No Doubt, we made the type of music that was honest to us.”

She continues, “We were playing together in a garage in Anaheim. We had no clue that we would ever become a known about. You always want to feel proud, comfortable and honest with what you create.”