It’s okay to post a photo of yourself once a week. But posting a selfie every day is drawing the line. You may love your dog so much that you can’t help but take photos or make videos when it does adorable tricks. But you don’t have to post every photo or single video of it. If you do these things, then it’s a sign that you share too much on social media.
What Other Signs That Can Tell You Are An Oversharer On Social Media?
Posting More Than Four Times Each Day
You’re oversharing if you post more than four times on a given day. Your followers would start hiding your feed as they get turned off. Instead of posting, say 12 times a day, take a break. Always think that you don’t need to post every single day.
Updating Without Thinking
Another sign that you’re oversharing is that you update every random thought you have, the last photo you shot using your phone or share a link that you don’t know exactly what the content is. If you experience this sign, you need a social media cleanse. Always remember that what you post today will still be around for years to come. Furthermore, the social media is not private. That said, always think twice when posting or sending something as it can haunt you in the future.
Publishing Photos Of Luxury Items
If you post photos of your luxury items, then your social media friends will perceive you as tacky and selfish to people who don’t know you and what your intentions are. That’s because those items are unnecessary information. Furthermore, you could be a target for theft. Your followers aren’t interested in seeing what you have or how much you have. You’re becoming an oversharer and obnoxious.
Posting Updates Of Your Vacation Every Hour
Having a vacation is a luxury and a privilege. You’re oversharing if you post an update of your vacation every hour. Not only that. You’re regarded as annoying. Your friends would love to see the heaviest waves in Australia. But don’t post an album about it. Don’t be a bragger on social media.
Furthermore, you should never snap a photo of your boarding pass, which has your passenger name record. Hackers can easily use that information to access your phone number, date of birth, earned miles and passport data. They can also know when you’ll leave and return through the booking number. When they know that you’re not at home, they could break into your house while you’re away for a vacation.
Posting Only About Yourself
The core of social media is to help you connect with others. Now, if you only post about yourself and never about your friends or anyone else, then people would consider you as an oversharer. It’s also true if you don’t comment, like or engage with your friends’ post. Always remember that for the five posts that you publish, make sure that only one of them is about you.
Sharing Photos Of Your Kids Frequently
Your baby is adorable. Your friends get it. But they don’t have to see your baby eating or taking a bath. It’s not only oversharing, but you might also annoy those friends of yours who don’t have kids or can’t have children. Plus, you’re putting your baby at risk of being found by pedophiles. If you need to share your baby’s photos, make sure that you only share them with a limited group of people, like your family or close friends and not publicly.
People Disappearing From Your Feed
You might have friends who like or comment on every post you make. But if these friends start to go, then it’s a sign that you’re posting too much. That is, they no longer comment or react to the things you say or the photos you publish. Most likely, they hid your posts. It’s one of the ways not to hurt your feelings by deleting you as their friend. Instead, they’re quietly avoiding to see your posts. If this happens to you, then you should cut back your posting. These people might come back and start commenting or liking your post again.
Posting Intimate Details
Sex is less taboo today than it was in the past. However, there’s still a time and place to talk about your sex life. And it’s not on social media. You may be in love with your significant other but what you are doing behind those closed doors must stay there. It’s a big social mistake if you share this information on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Apart from putting your relationship in danger, you’re also grossing some people out.
These aren’t the only signs that you are becoming an oversharer on social media. But do keep these things in mind, so you won’t annoy your social media friends.