Traveling somewhere? what to share and not to share on social media
It is hard to deny that social networking sites are really a big attraction to almost everyone. Social media-savvy regularly update their status in various multimedia formats, so that their networking friends can fully aware of their journey. Yet, let's try to be rational on what to post and not to post. The famous travel website - Lonely Planet has recently listed down top Dos and Don’ts for social media-savvy travelers.
1. Do choose "Quality" over "quantity"
Social media development has caused a lot of broken friendship. Imagine yourself constantly and repeatedly is irritated by your friends' photos, hotels, restaurants of the same trip. It may drive you crazy. Therefore, you should choose to post those unique and most enjoyable moments of the trip to avoid bothering your friend and avoid being labeled as showing off.
Not just showing off everything on social media - Photo: Lonely Planet
2. Don't manipulate your pictures
Remember that you are traveling and not going to do travel brochures. Then, do not retouch your pictures to make it very unreal with over colored filters. You should keep in mind that no one is fooled by Instagram filters anymore.
The pictures that are truly depicted realities are the most interesting things
3. Don't expect the "virtual activities" mean staying in touch
Broadcasting a photo or a delicious breakfast or greasy cream pie isn't a good way to update your status when traveling. Then when you want to be in touch during your travel, send them a postcard or give them a call.
4. Do share things creatively
You can only interested others when your post is interesting enough.
Before posting anything on social networking sites, try to think what may be attractive to your audience. For instance, it could be an unusual perspective when taking a picture, or a video combined with different natural sounds.
Additionally, in order to turn ordinary things become interesting, you should see social media as an art form; take a photography class or read up on video editing.
5. Don't overuse hashtag
Original hashtag is used to link the concerns of many people about a story or a certain event. In other words, it is designed to aggregate global conversations. However adding 50 hashtags to your sunset shot isn’t going to make it stand out from the hundred million Instagram account.
There is nothing worse than a picture of the nature with over 50 hashtags at the bottom
Let just use the hashtag as a tool to highlight the places that you have been to. So that your friend and acquaintances can get more information about places they are interested in.
6. Don't travel through a screen
Smart devices can somehow destroy the most memorable experience of your trip. Pushing yourself to get a perfect picture for showing off can make you lose your own interest, let's concentrate on enjoying the present moment.
Do not live a virtual life
7. Do upload and write up your meaningful moments
The caption is always a key. Everyone will be happy knowing you enjoy meaningfully things during your trip.
Expressing joy and positivity on a social network are most likely to connect and engage your audience. Let them not just see your photo but listen to your meaningful stories.