Tuesday, 27 September 2016

You share too much on social media. When you get comments about what you write and how often you write!

I was recently told that I share too much on social media. This then makes me question whether I do or not. However I thought about it for a while and realised there was a lot more I could share if I really wanted to. 

I'm yet to make Youtube videos, although this is my next big step that I need to take! I spared all my followers from a daily potty training picture or sharing every element of our lives including when the Things are sick or when the OH has come home drunk from a night out. I'm yet to bore you with so many pics of my ugly mug or every outfit my children wear every day of the week. 

All of the above is what I should be sharing. As a blogger and active user of social media this is what I have allowed my life to be. As well as 'trying' to discuss every day issues, family life, current affairs etc.... I have allowed my followers into my home and to share our lives. That is what this is all about. 

So I am here to say 'If you don't like it, stop reading'

Thing 5, completely bored by others moaning! 

I thought long and hard about writing that last sentence. Will I lose readers? So what if I do lose readers. It's the ones that aren't interested or the ones that are moaning that I share too much in the first place that I will lose.

I would like to think that now Thing 5 has started school I have more time to devote to my blog and social media content and continue to grow and build it as best I can. Since he started school 3 weeks ago that hasn't quite gone to plan, I've been enjoying my new found freedom! 

I don't spend as much as time as I would like connecting on Twitter, I don't have blog posts scheduled for every day and I don't take the time to comment on all of the lovely blogs that are out there and definitely worth a read.

The moaners can moan all they like but if anything I am only going to be sharing more across social media, growing my blog content more and continue what I have been doing but with more energy, more content and more insight into our lives. 

I read newspapers, magazines and online content every day. If I don't like it or don't want to read it I turn the page, I scroll on by without a second thought. I wouldn't think to email a company or a newspaper or message one of my friends and tell them that I think they share too much or they write too much information on their website, it's their job and it's their lives it's not up to me to question it or complain about it.

I also find that that the moaners aren't even on social media, or they are lurkers that haven't embraced the whole social media experience. 'Oh I don't know why I'm even on Facebook' Well remove yourself then. Move on, find something else to do, just don't moan at other about something you aren't interested in or you aren't even part of. 

This is my life, our lives. It's like a modern day version of Michael Aspel holding a big red book. In years to come we can look back at everything we did, all we achieved and the people we met along the way. Documented, pictured and yes there will be those embarrassing moments we would rather forget too. 

Thing 4 celebrating the start of more blog posts! 

So continue on your social media journey. Blog, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube the shit out of life and two fingers to the moaners and the haters! Much love! 

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