Last week, a mom blogger in the US went viral for all the wrong reasons. She had posted on Instagram, lamenting that one of her kids seemed to not get as many likes as her other kids on Instagram, that Instagram didn’t like him. While it certainly opened up a discussion about mom bloggers and how they measure their worth online, it also prompted discussion about sharing our kid’s pictures online. How much is too much and where do you draw the line?
My experience is different than most, I know. My online presence is my business right now, it’s the gas for the Feisty Frugal and Fabulous vehicle. Still, I’ve had to make some decisions about who and what I share online. My husband’s job makes his online presence pretty minimal; you’ll see him mentioned more than shown on the blog and my social media. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that my fourteen year-old-son now rarely makes an appearance in my posts and stories. It isn’t because I don’t want him there – it’s because he doesn’t want to be there. And that’s OK. He’s perfectly able to make that decision for himself, whereas his sisters love being on my social media (and frankly, want more than I’m willing to give them, in the form of YouTube videos I just don’t have the time to create).
I talked about this and more this week on John Gormley Live. I’d love for you to listen in and share your thoughts on this topic after!