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Do We Really Need To Share Everything Online?

This is something that has been on my mind for a while now. Something that lies truly to my heart and feelings. Something I haven’t shared with you yet…
Since ’09/’10 I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of my life online. What I wore, what I liked and I even tried to inspire others to be different and embrace their unique appearance – something I struggled with for years in the past. Luckily I found my own vibe and I’m happy who I am. I’m not perfect, but that’s my strength, I guess.

The last few years the online world has been changed and more people sharing more personal things online. Like vlogging their everyday lives to sharing very personal information online for years. While a lot of people hopping on this train I became more closed and enjoyed my private life even more. Yes, of course I’ve got my struggles but I really don’t feel the need to share this with the rest of the world. So yes, there are some things you don’t know about me but this can also be a good thing in my opinion.
Why I’m sharing this now? Because I think it’s also good to hear an other view on things instead of going with the stream. And maybe, you’re struggling with the same thing.

For example. Before my holiday to Bali I really wanted to create the coolest content. But for who? Myself or to show the online world? This got me thinking. People messaged me with the most positive response and asking me to share as much as possible of my Bali trip. Instead of taking this as a task, this felt as a true pressure for me. So I did not, I reduced my posts – not intentionally – and just posted when I wanted and it felt right. This was one of the very first holidays I was more relaxed. Didn’t care how I looked, didn’t made some new outfit looks and didn’t felt the need of showing off. And when I created a cool shot (or shared something) it was something spontaneous – just because I’m a creative girl.

Afterward I got some comments about the fact I lacked in posting during my holiday. My answer: So what! Sorry that I disappointed you but I just was enjoying my free time.

My holiday was just an example but this vibe has been going for a while now. This summer hasn’t been easy due to some tragic news close to me + moving to a new home. Things that can make you out of balance. Things that make you realize of what you are truly doing. So this can result in less insta-stories or posts. But you know, when I do it, it truly comes from the heart.

This post feels a bit of rambling around but I just felt the need to share this. To share a different voice. Sometimes it feels it’s so easy to share everything online while keeping things offline can be the real struggle (for some). Hopefully this can be food for thought for you. What do you think of this? And the over-sharing vibe that’s going on? Let me know!


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