Although it feels like summer here in Los Angeles, officially, it's spring. For many of us that means the rush of the new year is over. in addition, with spring comes fresh flowers, new growth in the garden, and a feeling of starting new. And while I recommend a little social media trimming throughout the year, spring is definitely the time to dig deep and cleanse your accounts.
My grandma always used to tell me to know when to weed my garden. I never really understood what that meant until recently. It's a practice I know carry to my everyday life. You'll feel lighter and better afterwards. Believe me!
I like to take a yogi approach to my social media cleanse and discard anything that isn't serving you. Here are my three tips to get you started on your social media cleanse.
1. Monitor images
Did you know that the images you post stay online forever? Oh yes, it's true. Now is a good time to go back and look at your photos in your Facebook albums, Instagram account, Twitter gallery and anywhere else you might have shared them. If they aren't adding or benefiting your profile is someway cut it.
2. Deactivate Inactive 3rd Party Apps
Oftentimes you activate 3rd party apps without even knowing it. This means that other apps have access to your information within your certain profile. They can post tweets or updates on your behalf too. No one wants to be surprised like that. If you login to a site with one of your social media accounts, the odds are likely that you have a ton of apps accessing your information. If you do use the app, like posting your Instagram images to your Facebook account, then you should leave it. But if it was a jib jab account you wanted to create to send a holiday card, it probably doesn't need to be there anymore. (Unless of course you use it regularly.)
3. Plan for the next 6 months
Now that you're clean you need to think about how you want to portray yourself online for the coming months. I think it is always a good idea to reevaluate your presence and pump it up on those networks bringing you business.
How do you cleanse your social media life?