You may have noticed I’m behind on today’s post. With that OTHER blog and all the stuff going on at home, I am realizing this may be harder than first anticipated. But I still want to do my best for this blog and Facebook 101- 31 Days or whatever it ends up being!
Today, I was thinking about what I post on Facebook. And how sometimes I know I’ve alienated people. Not intentionally , of course, but in retrospect I went overboard with some things.
I’ve said it before and I will say it often in this series: Facebook is my living room. I invite you in; we sit , we chat, we laugh, we love and you go home and I close the door until we meet again tomorrow. I keep this picture in the back of my mind often because what I post matters. What you post matters. It matters in tone. It matters in substance.
I have done it wrong.
I have thought wrong. Posted wrong. Commented wrong. I have been wrong.
And I deleted. I have deleted statuses, photos and comments. Because when I looked back it wasn’t conveyed right. It wasn’t appropriate. It was too harsh. It was too abrasive. It was something that I am not.
Keep in mind who reads your posts. Family, friends, neighbours, acquaintances, loved ones.
What you post matters.
My mantra- my guideline is this:
- Finally, friends, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
- whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is
- excellent or praiseworthy—post about such things. ~Philippians 4:8 (my paraphrase)
- For more on this series, click here: Facebook 101
- For my other blog: Thrifted and Painted