Why This Broke-Ass Tweets
Like it or not, social media is here to stay. So this means that your mom will continue to “like” your awkward pictures from last weekend.
There are many etiquette guides out there which generally attempt to steer the average Facebooker/Tweeter away from the overshare. Stop posting pictures of your meals, stop posting pictures of your children/pets/fetuses, don’t swear, stop posting statuses about your menstrual cramps… you get the idea.
And while I don’t cross into the personal overshare (you will not be hearing about – or seeing – my uterus any time soon), I do break some basic rules. I post many pictures of my dog, I post pictures of food and, at times, I throw in an occasional cuss word. But here’s the thing… I know my audience. I know that certain things will alienate some people that follow me on Twitter or Facebook, but I also know that the majority actually knows me (in person- WHAT??) and knows my style and knows not to be offended if I say I “fucking love” a certain song. My friends like (and not just “like”) to see pictures of my dog. How could you not? This dog is amazing.
And really, when it comes down to it, I use Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends that are all over the country. I use Twitter to promote myself as an alleged writer. And as with anything else in life… if you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it. You have just as much control being a reader as you do being a writer. You can control what you read and who you are friends with. So stop complaining about my fucking dog and look at this picture of my sister’s ultrasound… (just kidding).
Photo Credits: someecards.com and Me (isn’t Walter cute?)