You’re totally tough and ridiculously kick-butt, right? I mean, that’s why you’re reading this blog. You’re awesome, mighty, and strong, while simultaneously delicate, feminine, and gentle. Bottom line, you’re practically indestructible.
Except when it comes to Facebook.
Do you ever read someone’s status or post and cringe? I know I do. There are certain things that the world just doesn’t need to know, no matter how indestructible you might be. This is one area in life where a little fear and caution go a long way.
The “Hey, Look At Me” Update
Yes, Facebook gives you an option to post where you are at. But, really? You want everyone to know where you are at at all times? It doesn’t matter if you have high privacy settings. Creepers are creepers and internet restrictions mean very little. Do you really want to post about where you are? Why not post after you’ve left?
The “I Want Everyone To Know How I Feel All The Time” Update
Great day. Horrible Day. Blah Day. Whatever happened, you put your emotions out there on display. That’s not being transparent. That’s perpetuating the stereotype that girls are emotional wrecks. Please, do us all a favor – keep the crazy under control.
The “I DNT HAV TME 2 TYP REEL WRDS” Update
Really? You don’t have five extra seconds to make full words so the rest of us don’t have to squint and scratch our heads, trying to decipher your secret code. Unless it really is a secret code. That’s actually kind of cool.
The “Come And Stalk Me” Update
Home alone and I’m bored. Home alone and I’m lonely. Home alone and I’m scared. Apparently, you’re home alone and have no common sense.
The “I Wouldn’t Say It In Real Life But I Will On Facebook” Update
We all know this person. Maybe you are this person. You aren’t brave and outspoken at school or to anyone’s face, but as soon as you sit down at your computer, the ugly truth – complaints about people, opinions, lectures – come out in full force. If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it at all.
This isn’t meant to hinder you, tough girl. It’s meant to encourage you to use your kick-butt-ness in as wise, cautious, not scary way as possible.
What’s the worst status update you’ve ever seen?
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- 5 ways Facebook could help you avoid embarrassing situations (thenextweb.com)
- How to: Manage Social Media and Online Distractions (oneforty.com)