Well, nothing in particular happened over the weekend, but all of a sudden I became really aware and cautious about how much personal information I broadcast over the internet.
Let's get real - we have personal information shared on the interwebs whether we want it to be shared or not. Google your name ... heck, Google your grandmothers name, and I can 99.9% guarantee that something pops up.
It is called the World Wide Web for a reason. The second you publish something on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or whatever your social media vice may be - boom - it's sent off into cyberspace for anyone, anywhere to see.
And that, my friends, is all of a sudden deemed pretty damn creepy in my book.
And for some reason, all of a sudden, I'm just not totally comfortable with everyone in the whole entire world having that all access pass.
What ever happened to Stranger Danger, people?!
Sharing our lives via social media has become as much a part of life, as life itself ... and I honestly think that's pretty sad.
It's actually embarrassing how many times I've held off on eating dinner because my plate needed to have it's Glamour Shots taken first. I'm guilty, I admit it.
I think social media and the many technological advancements that have happened over the past twenty years are amazing - don't get me wrong! - but that's not the point of this blog post.
Over the weekend I considered making all of my social media profiles private, and monitoring who has access to see what I'm publishing ... but then I realized that privacy is so much more than a setting. It's up to me to decide what I make public and what I keep private.
I've realized that I don't need to share every itty bitty tidbit of my life anymore just because I write a blog and I want to pretend that my life is actually interesting ;) ... Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, for example, hardly ever shares any personal information about herself, and her blog is more popular than this little space by tenfolds.
Hot damn, I think I grew up??
What are your thoughts on social media sharing/oversharing?