Sunday, February 26, 2017
When You Have Said Too Much..
Often, I find myself on social media thinking, "Why would they post that?!", when someone may have shared too much information. A lot of people struggle with finding the balance between sharing and sharing too much. Below is a list of things I personally would not share on social media.
Posting angry rants about someone will not solve the problem. If you disagree with your spouse, child, family member or friend, try to keep it off Facebook. People will only get way too involved in your personal life and make judgements about how you handle disagreements.
There is nothing worse than sharing photos of a baby before the parents or relaying the message that a friend has passed before the family has had a chance to make comments. Recently, I've seen that friends are posting congratulatory posts on a friend getting engaged and the friend becomes upset because they wanted to be the first to share the news. This is partly about knowing boundaries. I know you might have an itch to share the exciting news, but share it when it is your time.
Although less common now, I think some people forget that employers DO check your media sites. Refrain from posting pictures of you with alcohol (especially if you are underage) and try to keep your language clean.
There are many more things that I personally do not post, but these are the big ones. I try to keep my Facebook page full of happy news (not to say that life is happy all the time) and important information for my friends and family to know. Consider these items next time you make a post!