Today, I want to talk about what to post publicly on Facebook and what to save for a private message. It’s essential to be mindful of what we share online, as it can have an impact on our personal and professional lives.
When it comes to public posts, it’s best to stick to positive updates, such as sharing a recent accomplishment or exciting news. It’s also a great platform to share helpful information or resources with your friends and followers. However, it’s probably best to avoid controversial topics or posts that may offend others. Yes, everyone has a right to free speech, but remember that comes with the consequences of how other people may react. Recently, multiple well-known people have faced severe backlash and even lost their jobs over liking other people’s Facebook posts. So be mindful of what you are interracting with.
Private messages are a better option for more personal conversations. If you need to discuss a sensitive topic or share confidential information, it’s best to do so privately. Additionally, if you have a disagreement with someone, it’s always better to address it in a private message rather than airing it out publicly. Remember, what you post online can have long-lasting consequences.
Before hitting the “post” button, ask yourself if you would be comfortable with anyone seeing the content. If the answer is no, it’s best to save it for a private message.
Consider two things: Does this absolutely need to be said? Is it kind? If the answer to either one is ‘no’ consider letting it drop until the next day and see how you feel about it then.
Be mindful of what you share online and use discretion when deciding what to post publicly on Facebook. Let’s all strive to create a positive and respectful online community.