Today’s post is actually a video – but this topic is one I’ve been thinking about all week and really wanted to discuss with you! In this “From My Heart Friday” video, I’m talking about boundaries in social media – both ones I’ve set up for myself and ways I am working to respect boundaries set in place by others. I’m also talking about the balance between sharing #RealLife and just sharing the highlight reel.
I hope you’ll take 10 minutes and join me – this is the kind of video you can just listen to while you do something else. Just in case you don’t want to watch the video, I’ll share the top two social media rules I’ve set for myself below.
My top two social media rules are this:
- My private life is my private life. I don’t owe the internet anything!
- I choose to share the highlight reel – the things I want to remember. That doesn’t mean I won’t ever share if I’m having a bad day, but I want to do it in a way that will encourage others and remind myself of what God taught me through the rough times.
Whether you have 10,000 Instagram followers or you’re a mom who shares pictures of your kids with your friends and family on Facebook, I hope the topics I covered in the video will be applicable and thought provoking for you. Let me know what you think!