When writing this post I know that I may be offending some of you including some of my family members, however I have to get this off my chest. Why do people feel the need to overshare on facebook? Let’s be serious. I want to go on and see the stores that I like new merchandise or see when someone’s had a new baby, but I do not want to see a picture of you “showing off your manicure” when you know that you are showing off your ring. Look I get it. You’re proud and excited about the new rock you just got, but do you have to broadcast it and flaunt it for all to see? NO! Save it for your “real” friends NOT your facebook friends. Same goes with people who post EVERY SINGLE MORNING that they worked out or ran 10 miles with your group. I’m high fiving you for your dedication and of all things to be addicted to exercise is the best, but we get it. You run. A Lot. With a group. But we don’t need to see it every day. Maybe just once a month or after you’ve completed a race. Ha!
When did facebook become this place where people need to get instant approval from people they barely know? Facebook is a great way to keep in touch and see people you don’t get to see on a daily basis. Especially out of town friends and family. What a great way to see your loved ones. Now I feel like it’s become a brag book. “Look what I’ve got” or “Look at me I’m fabulous because…”. I like to share too, but I don’t ever want to share things that would imply that I think I’m better or I’m showing off. I NEVER post gifts, cars or jewelry. I just feel it’s inappropriate. I will however become an over sharer of baby pics! Ha! You might ask “what’s the difference?” And maybe their isn’t one. I just feel that I share for my friends and not for the approval of anyone. I don’t need to post that I’m at the ER to see how many people care about me. I don’t need to share the new car my husband got me or all the wonderful things that he does, but honestly that’s between us and I don’t need anyone’s approval.
Look I promise I’m not trying to be high and mighty and I’m not trying to pretend that I don’t like to share or to see what other people post. I’m just saying we can cool it a bit. Don’t you always love the people who rarely post and when they do you’re like “hey what’s going on with them?”. I also like positive posts. You know what I’m talking about. Wouldn’t your Monday just go so much smoother if you saw nothing but encouraging or sweet posts instead the posts about how miserable they are that it’s Monday?
Just a little food for thought. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.