Nowadays everything gets liked, tagged, retweeted and snapped but to name a few it’s hard to keep intimate parts of your life private and personal.
I know there are a huge handful of people thinking ‘omg she puts pictures and videos of her daughter on social media too much’ well for those people close your eyes! When I was pregnant I kept it very private, not because I looked hideous or I was hiding from the world. I actually looked super cute pregnant.
Me and my fiancé decided that it was our first child together so we wanted to keep the intimate moments between us so we could enjoy them privately. Which is never a bad thing! Probably my next child I may be more out there with the pregnancy journey who knows.
So once my princess was born I was a bit apprehensive about putting her on social media. I’m really not about that post a picture with her head missing and people saying ‘awwwh she’s cute’ – you lied, you can only see legs and arms. I’d rather post nothing, a cute hand/foot picture till I feel comfortable.
Now there are a few pros and cons of using social media, but as I’m in a very positive space in life I always focus on the positive. In the last week social media has opened a few interesting opportunities for myself which I was very excited about.
Last Wednesday I got the opportunity to do a pilot filming for ‘The Sun’ social media channel. The pilot series will be focussing on a duo giving tips, advice, trading funny stories about motherhood. Once the video is out will definitely be posting links so you can see me behind the big screen.Thank you to my blogger yummy mummy friend Katrina who involved me in this opportunity (click her name to check out her amazing blog also).
Last week there was a viral hashtag going around on twitter: #WeMetOnTwitter. Now if any of you have been following my blog from the start (if you haven’t feel free to read back) you will know I met my fiancé on twitter way back in 2014. So I thought it would be very fitting (wow I sound very up myself lol -fitting you know) to join in. Now from that post getting a few thousand retweets and sooooo many likes and comments it got picked up by the BBC. They were doing a story on successful relationships who met on social media and they loved our story and called us to do a mini interview. It was a great experience and I loved the fact we got to be open and honest about our love story and I hope it inspires others to not doubt finding love online. I mean there is a huge stigma to it but if you go about it the right way chances are you too will have a happily ever after. Listen to our mini interview here (45 min mark onwards).
Yesterday I got another opportunity through social media (via. The motherhood group). This was to take part in a drinks campaign, I got through the phone interview stage and then had the opportunity to go to the studio to do a face to face audition. The campaign was looking for mothers to share stories and experiences about their motherhood journey for the company shoot media.I attended the casting with Taliyah and teamed up with Katrina and her beautiful daughter Lauren. It was an amazing experience for both of us being able to talk about motherhood with complete strangers with the comfort of having our daughters there.
It has been a crazy busy week but nonetheless all very fun and having so many opportunities which were based through social media is a huge blessing. So I cannot complain when people call me a social media whore because it’s had its huge pros and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
What are thoughts on having children using social media? Do you feel that your children are too exposed? Do you feel that parents shouldn’t expose their young ones to social media channels?
– Mrs B