Where Should You Post That Status Update?

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Sometimes I come across shared graphics on Facebook that are so funny, I can’t not repost them. This is one of those graphics. It’s originally from Breaking Copy, which I had never heard of before this morning. It’s a pretty interesting website, you should check them out!

Though, I do find it odd that Tumblr isn’t on here…but maybe that’s better. Let’s keep Tumblr a secret!

This flowchart says a lot about social media these days…it’s all about what we want others to see. What may be funny for our friends isn’t necessarily appropriate for our bosses to see (luckily for me, I don’t have a boss), or even worse…our parents!

Now, I’m a 33-year-old grown ass woman. But I still censor myself a little because my parents are on my Facebook. I just don’t want to upset them, you know what I mean? I had to warn my mother when she kept trying to friend me on Facebook. he he

You might be wondering what I mean by “censoring myself a little.” Here’s an example…

It’s Sunday night. I’m watching an old episode of SNL, in which Adam Levine of Maroon 5 appears. I would post something like, “When Adam Levine is on-screen, I can’t not think about sex.”

Because my mother (and father, and great-aunt and grandmother, etc) are on my Facebook, I actually posted, “Is it wrong that I am watching SNL and just replaying Adam Levine’s singing over and over?”

Holding back is lame.

I shouldn’t have added any family on my Facebook, damn it.

And Twitter? I used to use Twitter solely for chic chat – but once I began really building this blog and working with Public Relations and brands, I had to clean up my language and stop divulging so much personal information. I considered opening a new Twitter account, to keep my personal and business sides separate, but that would have been way too much work.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t do drugs or party all night or anything crazy that would make anyone not want to work with me. I just know that my potty mouth isn’t professional, and I want to reflect a professional image to any possible companies that might want to work with me.

How do you use social media? Are you a social butterfly or do you use these outlets just for business purposes?

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  1. says

    I love that you mentioned Adam Levine :) I get to see him this weekend in Texas.

    Anyway back to the subject. I use social media for the blog AND personal. Since the blog is an extension of my life I find nothing wrong with mixing them. Maybe if I had another “job” I wouldn’t be so shary but it works for my life.

  2. tiffany says

    Lol it depends on the situation but my family is well aware that not only do I swear like a trucker/sailor/insert generalization here. They also know I am brutally honest and tend to forget about filtering myself. Thats one reason why when I came across your blog I found it not only refreshing but a riot and I have been loving reading every second. I know people that make alternative facebook names so that they can say whats really on their mind but I am just too lazy and knowing me Id forget and post in the wrong place anyways lol. Ok so before I started rambling I wanted to let you know that youre not alone and that I personally love your candid self! Take it from me the suburban mommy who had to put motherfucker in my phones dictionary cuz Im too lazy to spell it out all of the time 😉

  3. says

    I check in with 4Square at our local pubs which goes to facebook, I can find deals on Free Apps. I rarely tweet or do status updates via my cell. I have in the past. Hey I am not proud to be the “mayor” of so many bars via 4Square LOL :-)

    • says

      Are you kidding, I get excited when I become the “duchess” of places on Yelp (I don’t use foursquare). I am always on my cell… :)

  4. says

    My family knows how crazy I am, lol. I told my sister that we were going to sword fight with dildos at her bachelorette party in front of my aunt and 80 year old grandma! lol I never hold back!

    • says

      LOL My mom would probably cry in embarrassment if my sister and I talked about dildos. I had to very tactfully explain to her that it wouldn’t be appropriate for her to attend the bachelorette party because of that! We aren’t doing strippers or anything, but I am ordering a ton of penis stuff!

  5. says

    I love social media. I’ve met some really cool people because of it. Do I hold back-sometimes but not usually-but then I only say things and blog about things that I generally would feel fine saying in person to a group of acquaintances.

  6. says

    This is too funny and so true! I generally don’t hold back. I mostly use twitter for blog related stuff. But I have cleaned it up a bit since DH told his boss about my blog and he started following me on twitter! DH is such a dumbass sometimes lol

  7. tiffany says

    Lol soulmates for sure! I cant even get my mommy brain to remember how I stumbled across your blog but whatever random thing that had me happen across it Ill have some more of that koolaid please!
    So speaking of Adam Levine lets all just mutually drool over him while telling our husbands that we just really like Maroon 5 😉

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