I’ve been struggling with what’s appropriate lately… And not like what to wear, or what to say, but what to POST!
I have this love hate with social media. In talking with people I hear their disgust and dislike for people being inappropriate on things like Facebook and Twitter. Situations just like I’m going thru with birth and children. What are your thoughts on what is appropriate?
Confusion # 1: LABOR… I get the extrema of no one needs to know ever centimeter you dilated, or every little detail of your labor as it happens. Trying to decide do I even post that I am going into labor on Facebook however is a hard decision… Having had friends go into labor, knowing their in labor, but hours and hours not knowing what’s going on is killer! So where is the line? What do you say or not? There’s too many people for even a mass txt, and I’m afraid of that as well. Facebook is so easy because then no gets their feelings hurt that “i didn’t get to hear”… But then what’s too much to post and what’s not enough? THOUGHTS?!
Confusion # 2: PICTURES… Now this is not against anyone I know at all. But a couple friends have told me they don’t see the point in their friends 200 pictures a month of their friend’s kid. Personally, I love looking at friends pictures. (Of course I keep my photo’s only available to Facebook friends, and I know your not supposed to “name” your child on FB… well see how that goes tho!) And I guess if you really don’t want to see pictures, you don’t have to look… But what is too much kid talk/picture posting? It’s not like you can post 200 pictures on your BLOG where people come to see you, and even then, there’s the problem that BLOGS are open to searching and less secure then Facebook. (dilemma 2, not that’s i’m terribly worried, but for all the notes I’m going to get on it, I am aware!). Do I only post pictures oh my family Shutterfly site for family and select friends to see? And post only a few pictures on Facebook? And what is “a few”?! The questions never end.
At the end of the day what is one to do? Cater to the majority of your friends that WANT to know and care about you? Or the people who don’t care and are going to gripe anyway? They don’t HAVE to stock my profile if they don’t want to….After all, isn’t that what social media is all about?
HELP HELP HELP! I want to hear thoughts… and I don’t have much time! =)