Writing about working on my self-love and acceptance, it might give the illusion that I’ve got it all in control now. Let me be honest with you and ensure you that I don’t. In a matter of fact, I’m actually utterly far from that. Partly, the point of me writing these kinds of posts is also to remind myself of what healthy thinking should look like – and not to be too harsh on myself. I could write these things and turn on myself the very next minute but I hope that won’t happen because that would defeat the purpose of this shameful, or not so shameful actually, ‘over-sharing’ on the internet, as some people call it.
Am I sharing too much?
There is a positive and influential kind of over-sharing and there is a different kind of over-sharing that I would like to tackle in this post today.
Over-sharing is an interesting term and I have been thinking about it for quite some time now and have always come to the same conclusion. I had my Twitter account on private for weeks because I felt like I tweet about things entrepreneurs or fellow bloggers probably wouldn’t like seeing on their timeline because it is not something a ‘professional, official account’ or whatever usually would tweet about.
I tend to be very personal and straightforward because, well, I am. And I don’t blame others for doing the same. I also don’t blame people if they feel like my account is not very “professional” or “too intimate” and random because I admit it is and I know and I would not delete those tweets for that reason.
The honest truth is that I simply don’t care as I have spent the majority of my tweeting life being part of the illhueminati (nah, read that word again), a project supporting self-expression and all kinds of arts. And I will keep tweeting what is on my mind and not hold back and I think that is okay. Of course, I would venture to filter my tweeting content but then I wouldn’t tweet at all probably so I don’t see the point. I wouldn’t know whom I would be tweeting for if I couldn’t express my real thoughts.
Truth vs. Influence
Of course, I keep in mind that I have an audience and I could have the potential to influence the one or the other reader but it’s honestly not like I am sharing every personal thing on social media, let alone triggering contents (I think) – which is something that I find important and essential.
I would like to portray truth on my social media and not pretend to be something I am not, yet I would like to filter when appropriate. So in conclusion, I think my over-sharing could still be considered acceptable at this point.
What is your opinion on this? Do you think you over-share? Where do you set the limit?