Some examples of what not to post, why I do it anyway, and why I don't care if you do too.
1. Do not post about what you just ate.
Why ever not? We all eat, your choice may spark a craving of my own, or send me off on a mission to find a recipe, or in a million small ways start me on a culinary adventure of discovery. It also may just make me hungry, then hate you.
2. Don't post about your pet.
Again, why not? I like animals lots of people do, some of the best posts are animal images so go ahead, tell me about your dating dog, your freshly bathed cat, or your recently neutered rabbit. Many animal related posts are very informative, and usually blooming funny as well. And of course cute. Share that picture, never stop.
3. Do not post about social media.
Or blog about it presumably. Damn.
4. Do not post about your workout.
Hmmm health posts, these come in three types, the "I have just run loads, I'm ace"
"I should be running but can't be arsed"
All of the above are fine examples of great posts, I can laugh at your running obsession and taunt you with chocolate, I can feel smug that I can't be arsed to run either, or I can offer tea and sympathy.
I've run out if things not to post about...seriously, oh maybe
5. Do not use social media to promote a blog post, not everyone can access the link via phone.
Yeah what ever... Get over it ;)
This post originally written about Twitter in 2011. Updated in 2022 as I've left twitter for Mastodon, and I'm sure all social media 'rules' are still out there to be broken.