To Share or Not to Share on Social Media

When my son was born earlier this year, my husband and I made the conscious decision not to announce it on Facebook. Up until that point we hadn’t mentioned anything about my pregnancy on there, so we didn’t suddenly see any reason to start sharing then.

After he was born we sent a text to our close friends and family to let them know our exciting news and to be completely honest we felt that was the perfect way to get our news out to everyone. A day or so went by and I had a couple of people ask me if and when I was going to make an announcement on Facebook, when I told them that I wasn’t going to, I got that ‘OOHHHH’ in response. I was a bit taken back by this, I mean why did I have to announce it on Facebook? I thought it was my choice, how and when I announced the birth of my son, but apparently I didn’t do it the way people now expected.