I've considered time and time again if sharing my life -- my stories, my child, our adventures -- becomes too much information for the outside world. Should I censor how much information that I put out there because of the numerous weirdos out there just seeking to prey on my life? When do you know if you are sharing way too much information online?
In addition to sharing my stories about new life as a mom, my goal in starting this blog is being able to help someone else -- someone that is going through something similar to what I've been through and looking for that inspiration to make some changes in their life. I also aim to share the stories of many other moms that have perservered even in the face of numerous obstacles and adversities.
Therefore, I will continue to blog and share my stories to inspire and encourage others to do the same.
I was reading an article on CNBC that made me think about whether or not I was sharing too much information online. "About 60 percent of adults and teenagers in eight countries said too much is being divulged online, including inappropriate photos, unsolicited opinions, profanity and mind-numbing details of daily life."
Interesting...are these same people admitting that they too are sharing too much information? Absolutely not!
I have somewhat shared my life on this blog and yet, I still don't feel like I'm sharing that much. I must also be in the category of people that cannot admit to sharing too much information. Denial, denial, denial.
But is it such a bad thing to share too much? I don't really know.
But there are obviously some clear risks to sharing too much information. Understanding these risks will make it that much closer to understanding and admitting that we do in fact share way too much information.
I found this infographic that showed the risks of posting information on social networks. Have you considered these risks of what you post before posting?