How do you use Facebook and social media? Do you share every second of your children’s achievements from what they have eaten through to how long they have slept for? I didn’t know this phenomenon has a name but apparently it does. Sharenting.
Do you find it cute or a bore. I guess I sharent – after all I have this blog that details most things that happen in the Bradley household and beyond. Yet I can justify it, as you have to actually search me out or click a link if you want to read. I’m easy to ignore if you don’t like it they internet is vast I can easily be silenced!! However sharenting on a facebook feed is much more visual and you can’t avoid it as easily, unless you remove the culprit from your stream which you may not want to do if they are friends. However does it become tedious when you constantly see on friends facebook feeds their children’s day nanosecond by nanosecond? You could be guilty if you update several times a day. We all like to celebrate big achievements and we all like everyone to know just what amazing and wonderful children we have created but do we over do it?
It seems that there is a growing trend to either share everything with no holds barred or to keep the child off social media and let them create their own digital footprint. I didn’t ever considering keeping mine off the blog, I guess that is because I never thought it would get big and then I would make a living from blogging. My girls like being featured so thankfully that is good, Dylan likes it less. He doesn’t mind being talked about but he does like to see any photos that I want to put up of him, which is fine. I rarely put much about Dylan on facebook for that reason and he has zero interest in having his own facebook at this time. Whereas Chloe had an account at his age.
Do you overshare on social media? What do you think about sharenting is is boring or do you like to see all the little updates? I guess in many ways it is used like a microblog.
The Facebook status I personally find annoying are the ones that invite reponses becuase of updates like ‘well that was weird’ or ‘can’t believe that today’ grr just spit it out and tell us!!
Would love to know your pet hates on facebook or your opinions on sharenting.