I always struggle with how much to reveal about my life on social media. As a mom, I feel like I have a social responsibility to be appropriate at all (photographed) moments. On the other hand, as a fun, single lady I’m always tempted to show people what I’m really up to*inset evil laugh*. I confess, as a viewer I am prone to judge. I judge moms who post entirely too many pictures of their kid(s). Yes I said it! I don’t need to see your child daily. Get over it! On the flip side, I judge moms that are turning up nightly. Pause-where is your child? Then I don’t want to Beyoncé it and post shadows or props eluding to the fact that there’s a mini me floating around somewhere; I mean I’m just not that famous or important to the masses.
So, in a digital world, were social profiles determine your marketability, how should I brand my “mom” self? What message am I trying to convey? Which side is my “best side” (as I will always want to photograph my selfies from that angle)? I can’t be the only person with this dilemma, can I? I want my Vines to be witty and fun, my Instagrams to be artsy yet relatable and my Facebook/Twitter rants to evoke an uproar of unsolicited feedback.
I think the real issue here is that I may be overthinking it. Even though I judge, don’t judge me. Maybe I just need to have fun, isn’t that the founding rule of social media anyway?