Snot, poo, spit-up – do you share it all – I mean all the disgusting, gross details – about your kids on Facebook, Twitter and any other social media site? Or do you go on and on about your kids on Twitter?
Well blogger Blair Koenig thinks it’s over the top when parents share too much on social media sites and writes about it freely with a hint of snark on her blog called, “STFU, Parents”.
STFU, Parents was ‘born’ in 2009 to “serve as a guide for parents on what NOT to post about their kids as well as a forum for non-parents to vent about their TMI-related frustrations.”
“You used to be fun. Now you have a baby.”
Ok I agree some people truly over-share about their children and should probably keep certain things private. But her blog seems to come down quite hard on parents. One popular baby site says her blog is “mom-bashing.”
She pokes fun at parents who are guilty of “oversharenting” on social media sites – we all do sometimes, right? I mean, many moms are at home, raising babies and feeling quite isolated – much time is spent on social media sites getting support from online friends.
But do some of us share too much information? Maybe some people do need a lesson in social media “etiquette”?
Koenig accepts submissions from people who have interesting news feeds in their social media and will post them on her STFU blog:
“If you’re being driven crazy by your friends’ baby updates, please feel free to contribute to this blog.”
Oh, did I mention Koenig doesn’t have kids?
All I can say to Ms. Blair Koenig is this – talk to me if/when you have kids.
That is all.
The icing on the cake is that Koenig is coming out with her own book. Yes, she’s the author of the forthcoming book called STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare.
Now why didn’t I think of that?
Do you share too much on social media? Do you think some parents share too much about their kids?
Here is a post I wrote recently about Blogging About Our Kids: How Much Do You Share?