I know we all, at times, overly share our lives on social media. To be fair, most of the time people do it in humble ways—we’re proud of our children, our accomplishments, our family. But there are some limits as to how much one should be talking about or showing off on the internet. People are watching—and while someone else's opinion of your life shouldn't really matter—the moral of the story is based more on you, not others.
1. HALF NAKED PHOTOS FOR STARTERS
I’d like to think we all know this but when models and celebs are flashing a side-boob, or butt-shot, or even a full-blown nude—remember—you’re not a celebrity. And although it’s STUPID for celebs to be doing that too, you're not a celebrity.
2. DRUNK & SLOPPY WASTED
And what makes you think people want to see you out the night before getting drunk and sloppy wasted. Let’s face it, we’ve all had those crazy fun nights—but what might be a fun night for you may someday come back to haunt you. Once a photo is made public, it’s fair game to anyone.
3. AND YOU LIVE WHERE?
It’s true, nowadays, anyone who really wants to find you probably could. Never post your address or anything that personally identifies where you live, on social media. You may think it’s not a big deal but remember, not everyone who follows you is someone you know.
4. HOW MANY SELFIE'S, REALLY?
Ok, I’ve said this before and I’ll say again and again and again, there is nothing wrong with people taking selfies—because who doesn't love a good selfie—it’s part of this generation. However, five selfies—in one day—is five too much.
5. THAT GROUP PHOTO WHERE ONLY YOU LOOK CUTE.
And what about that group photo—you know the one where you look absolutely spectacular but your girlfriends—well—yeah! Don’t be that selfish friend and post the pic just because you look pretty. Ask them first if they mind—and if they do—keep it to yourself. You don’t have to showcase every good photo you take. Trust me, if you’re someone who loves taking photos, we’ve probably already seen your pose anyway.
6. PUT IT AWAY, SERIOUSLY!
Put your tongue away! Photos of your tongue may be cute to you, but it's gross to the rest of us.
7. THE CUSSING WOMAN.
There's nothing more embarrassing than a beautiful woman whose caption photos all end with a sailor's mouth. It truly devalues who you are.
8. THE GYM PERSON.
Gym photos can be highly motivating and rightfully so. You work super hard so in a sense you’ve earned the right to humbly brag, but a humble brag isn't 4-5 photos—of the same pose—on the same day. Don't ruin your accomplishments with narcissism.
9. THE BROKEN ONE.
Never be so angry at someone that you post your feelings about them on social media. I don't care if you were the one who got hurt or if someone hurt you, your personal, private life is private and personal for a reason. Never air your dirty laundry.
10. THE GIRL WHO IS SO TIRED
To the woman who posts a photo of herself, with a caption about how tiring and long her day was and how exhausted she is—but aims the camera on her breasts. Look, if your day has really been that long, put your boobs away, get off your phone and go take a nap.