So youíre going on a fabulous, week-long vacation, and you want the whole world to know! So you post about it non-stop on Facebook! Guess what, youíre annoying and weíre jealous. Here are the doís and doníts of posting about your vacation on Facebook:
- DONíT POST: Every single piece of food you ate. Itís Facebook, not the Food Channel. We get that everything you eat in Italy is exotic and delicious, but you have to draw the line somewhere. One or two pics of that gorgeous chocolate pastry or insanely delicious osso bucco are acceptable. But a full food diary will just make us hungry.
- DONíT POST: Comments about how much better this trip is than your real life, like saying, ďMan, life in the Bahamas sure beats sitting at that crappy desk Iím chained to 51 weeks a year!Ē Guess what, the people reading your post are chained to their crappy desks.
- DONíT POST: Pictures of you, and absolutely nothing else. Please resist the urge to stand in the foreground of every single picture you take. We get it, youíre holding up the Tower of Pisa. Next!
- DONíT POST: You looking like an idiot.Stop bothering the guards at Buckingham Palace. Donít point to that part of the statue. Youíre an adult. So what makes the best vacation shots? Instead of continuously having people pose throughout the day, pick three or four times for posed family photos in front of main landmarks. The rest of the time, casually snap candids. Also, try to capture a story, so if you post pictures from your trip to Venice, have them take us through the experience. And less is more. Itís always better to post one outstanding photo than a bunch of mediocre ones.
Think of Facebook as a cocktail party: Do you want to be the person who adds to the conversation? Or the one who talks too much that people want to escape from?