Invariably once someone gets really excited about social media – they tend to flip on a switch. It’s called the “over share” switch!

So how can you still remain authentic and personal not over share on Facebook and Twitter? Here are a few simple do’s and don’ts:


Share what you would at a dinner party when you meet someone for the first time.

  • Where are you from?
  • What area do you live in?
  • Married? How long? Kids?
  • Your job – how long? What do you specialize in?
  • Hobbies/interests
  • Organizations you are passionate about
  • Recent travels


  • Tell your whole life story – no need to mention every move you make!
  • Going into too much detail about your family – follow your own comfort level. Decide if you want to reveal ages, names, photos – some people are more comfortable with that that others.
  • Other people’s kids – ask the parent’s permission first
  • Your specific home address
  • Political or religious – this is another personal choice, but I tend to avoid these topics on social media because they can be very polarizing topics.

Would love your opinions – please leave me a comment below!

Written by: Katie Lance, Marketing Manager, Inman News

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