OVER-SHARING AS A BLOGGER.

 

Twitter.

Instagram.

Instagram Stories.

Blogging.

 

Bloggers (myself included), spend so much time sharing their life on social media that it is easy to feel like we’ve over-shared.

I can easily feel like I’ve over-shared just by tweeting a few more times or doing a lot of Instagram stories. (I did my makeup on there the other day and thats what brought on this blog post.. which I know is ridiculous!!)

It’s such a vulnerable, stripped back feeling that I don’t really like, even though it’s easy disproportionate. Like you’re opening yourself up to be judged. Its not like I’m telling the world my deepest darkest secrets (I don’t really have any, FYI!). I don’t go into great detail about my private life, apart from my mental health, which I am more than happy to share, as I feel I have a duty to.

I never want to seem that I’m attention seeking or thinking that I’m more important than others. The ‘ooh look at me’ kinda vibe. I’m not about that! I never want people to think ‘oh here she goes again’.

I post on Instagram twice a day, because I enjoy it and love the platform, not because I feel like I have to or that I’m sharing too much of myself.

At the moment, I’m really toying with the idea of upping my blogging ~game~ and maybe trying to post *5 days a week* instead of 3. I want to do this FOR ME. As kind of a challenge to see how long I can last. Doing the same ‘lifestyle’ type of posts as usual. I just don’t want to bombard people with content if they’re not interested!

 

How do you feel about over-sharing? Do you ever feel like you have? 

 

 

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  • Steph

    I think you should take the challenge on and start blogging 5 times a week.

    I was actually thinking about something very similar just last week. I was thinking about what the ‘blogosphere’ don’t know about me. The answer: not very much. I’m open and honest, but I don’t mind. It help me build a more personal space.

    Don’t worry about over-sharing. The space that you’ve created is a wonderful space. People keep coming back because they like what you’re doing. I’m sure we’ll have no problem seeing more lovely creations in your space.

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Aw this was the nicest comment ever! Thank you so much xx

  • I don’t think you should worry about oversharing; hopefully your followers and you are part of a supportive community who won’t judge or react negatively when you open up. That being said, I always like to switch off and take a break from online life now and again, just for a kind of breather from it all!
    http://www.lookwhosyorking.blogspot.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I love to switch off too, its so important! thank you so much for commenting xx

  • I agree with the comments below: I don’t think you have to worry about oversharing. Yes content is coming from all angles these days but I never feel oversaturated by the bloggers that I really care about! x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thats great to hear Amanda. I’m tempted to do it for the month of July! x

  • I’m in agreement with the other commenters lovely – I don’t think you have to worry 🙂 If you feel like sharing everything then go for it, and likewise if you don’t then don’t. Stick with what you’re comfortable and happy with, if people enjoy your content they wont mind too much either way!
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you babe, Im tempted to give it a go for next month but we’ll wait and see! xx

  • I don’t think that you are oversharing if you are doing it for yourself. Then you know that you are not because you feel like you have to, but you are sharing because you want to! 🙂

    Heidi 🍓 | Heidi’s Planner

  • I think that your readers and followers are always happy to see something new that you have posted as they wouldn’t be following you in the first place! And I am definitely sure of this based on the other comments here! <3 You should post and share as often as feels comfortable to you! I do know what you mean, though, as sometimes before even blogging, I would put up loads of pics from my holiday on IG then instantly feel like I was maybe rubbing it in some people's faces?? Haha even though it wasn't my intention, you can never win with things like that! By the way, this is such a lovely photo!

    http://milenawears.com

    x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on here gal, I’m glad this post has gone down well and I definitely feel more comfortable about posting more regularly if I want to now! 🙂 xx

  • I can really see your blog growing and becoming an even lovelier place each time a new post pops up. It’s lovely getting to know you through your blog, sharing what ever you feel is right for you is perfect. After all, this is your space, and as I can see by the comments, we’re all happily enjoying the journey with you . . . Xx

    Best wishes – five day posts sound great!

    Keep Calm and start writing ~
    http://www.23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks so much for your continued support! I appreciate it so so much! xx

  • This is something I’ve been thinking about recently! I just love sharing the things I love the most and I don’t tend to share a lot of my private life apart from sharing my experiences with anxiety. If anything I think it helps to connect with others going through the same thing. I think posting 5 times a week sounds like a lovely idea 🙂 x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks for reading! I suppose we have to keep some things back for us, but its great to share too! x

  • I feel this sometimes too. Even my worst fears and my weaknesses are open to the world because I chose to reveal it to my blog. But I just think of it like a therapy. Or I still believe that the good guys are the ones reading and won’t use it against me or something. I am paranoid at some point, but I learned to get over it as soon as I read other people’s blog where they reveal their self too and I smile at the thought that I get to know them little by little. Maybe they do the same with my blog too.

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thats such a great way to see it! xxx

  • I loved reading this! It’s such an honest post and I think one that any blogger can relate to. It can be hard to know if you’re oversharing. But I personally feel like everyone is different and everyone has the right to share as much or as little as they like. There’s no problem with either. I think it’s a great way to get to know someone and even get you out of your comfort zone by being open xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thats so true, and after all great things come from leaving your comfort zone! xx

  • Eva

    This is incredibly relatable! I often think about the over-sharing aspect of social media and wonder weather its a good or bad thing. A few weeks ago I shared a post about my own mental health troubles, and had toyed with the idea for ages because I worried it would be viewed as oversharing given the fact that I mainly blog about fashion and beauty. Incidentally, the 2 more personal blog posts I’ve shared have probably been my most popular! And I definitely feel rather more comfortable sharing more personal aspects to my blog, even my latest blog post was more personal and about my opinions on the election. I think it’s because for many, blogging is still an inherently personal thing, hence why so many people become disillusioned when bloggers ‘hit the big time’ and their channels sometimes become very distanced and just ad after ad. It’s definitely a very interesting topic that I’ve thought about writing about myself!

    Also, I’d definitely say give blogging 5 times a week a go! Its one of those things that if it becomes too much, you can always back track on with no shame, because its something you’re doing for yourself and your own enjoyment.

    Great post – definitely much food for thought!

    whatevawears.co.uk