I’ve been thinking a lot lately about social media, and how much we all share online these days. Lately, I’ve been feeling the urge to step out of the social media game and enjoy life for what is truly is : precious moments that don’t necessarily need to be documented and shared online.
For the longest time, I was very private and only posted curated interiors on this blog. Then, I felt more comfortable sharing about myself and opened up more. I think I have found the right balance between home decor and general inspiration, and the “me” part here on the blog.
But lately, I’ve been feeling more and more uncomfortable with the amount of sharing I see online. It’s too much. It’s just all too much. I’ve noticed I started unfollowing some Instagramers, because of this oversharing trend. Do I want to see what they’re having for breakfast? Their steps as they walk in the street on their Instagram stories? The postal package they just received in the mail? – which, most of the time, happens to be a branded package so they can plug-in the latest beauty creams in the market.
Of course, like many of my bloggers’ counterparts, my Instagram feed sometimes has some sponsored/ branded posts, but I refuse for the sake of business and branding to lose myself and overshare every single part of my life, myself and my family. It all starts to feel like a real-life Truman show, doesn’t it? I think keeping some parts private, away from the iPhone screen and from the public eye is the only way for me to stay in the game and to continue loving what I do everyday : sharing with you inspiring and honest content.
Frankly, I don’t know where I am going from here, so I apologize if this post sounds like a big rant. I know that I don’t like what I’m seeing and where this whole social media world is heading. How do I react to it? How do I grow my business and continue doing what I love the most : blogging and sharing beautiful and inspiring content while keeping what’s sacred to me safe and away from the public eye? Lately, I’ve felt the need to take mini social media breaks where I don’t post for a few days, sort of a detox plan, and I feel that it’s been helping me focus on my real life, real emotions and on what really matters. Let’s see if this makes a difference for me in the long run.
What do you think? Do you feel the same? Do you think we’re all oversharing on social media? I’d love to read your thoughts! Xo, Si-