19 Comments

  1. Miranda
    October 28, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    What a great reminder this post was! I didn't know that blocking and unblocking results in an unfollow. That's an awesome trick that I will have to start using! haha!

  2. Anonymous
    October 28, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    Definitely something every person on social media should do, I've done a social media slim down before and felt a lot safer and secure. I definitely should be making it a monthly thing to go through my social media accounts. Thanks for posting!Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  3. Katie M
    October 28, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I love this, I have made sure that all of my personal accounts are private and even on my blog accounts, I check all of my followers and block anyone who seems suspicious to me! It's better to be safe than sorry!xoxo,Katiechicincarolina.blogspot.com

  4. Breakfast at Lillys
    October 28, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    I always forget that there are weird people out there. I am definitely the most cautious about adding people on FB because it's my only truly "personal" account. My Insta and Twitter are for my blog for the most part. Hope you're having a great Wednesday!xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. Fairy Princess Jord
    October 28, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    These tips are great, I totally need to go through my facebook friends and clear out a few of them. In high school I had someone steal facebook photos of me and use them for role playing on a sex site. I only found out because a guy at my high school was on the site and recognized the photos of me (embarrassing). Luckily the guy was nice enough to tell me someone was using photos of me cheerleading, senior photos and modeling photos to role play or I never would have known. It was definitely a super creepy wake up call!

  6. Cristina on Campus
    October 28, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Love that you made this post for awareness! For the things I have to keep private (blog social medias) I tend to have a look at everyone who follows me, and I'll block them if they are…well, a creepy middle-aged man from another country. Gotta be careful!

  7. A Peachy Sonder
    October 28, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    This is an essential post considering how social media-heavy our society has become. I keep all of my personal accounts private thanks to old sorority guide lines and personal preferences. I keep my followers slim by only accepting people I truly know, and I remove those who I lose touch with on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing! xo. A Peachy Sonder

  8. Felice
    October 29, 2015 / 12:22 am

    Internet safety is so important. There are so many creepy people lurking online that you really have to be careful.

  9. The Lilac Press
    October 29, 2015 / 12:44 am

    These are great tips! I think people forget how important safety is when it comes to social media.Thanks for sharing!

  10. Chelsea Marrs
    October 29, 2015 / 1:15 am

    This is too true! Every few months I try to clean out my social media a bit, and though it takes forever, it's totally worth it in the end!Chelsea Chow Down USA

  11. Lauren Ashley
    October 29, 2015 / 1:40 am

    People are so creepy these days. It's important to do this especially on your personal accounts! Laurenwww.thefashionistasdiary.com

  12. Ashley
    October 29, 2015 / 1:42 am

    I love that you titled this post Social Media Slim Down! It's really too perfect! I recently went through my personal Facebook and deleted a ton of people and it felt good! I definitely need to go through my blog Facebook now just to see who is following me there!xo Ashley

  13. Sophie
    October 29, 2015 / 3:08 am

    I love this post! It is so important to be aware of the harmful impacts of social media. I am so sorry to hear that you were a victim to it. SophieSmitten Sophie

  14. Jordyn Upchurch
    October 29, 2015 / 4:48 am

    Yes, girl. Just yes. As a student teacher I know all to well the importance of keeping your social profiles private because I don't want my students having access to the things I post. When I first started the education program, I went through and deleted people just like you did (& the number was insane), it's so important because I don't want people that I manage to still be friends with screenshotting anything I put on FB and sharing it with all of their friends! Only the important people from now on :)xoxo, SSThe Southern Stylista

  15. Allison
    October 29, 2015 / 5:07 am

    I'm a little freaked out because my accounts aren't private as I believe my brand is a reflection of me–but I could use a clean out for sure!

  16. Tiffani
    October 29, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    It's sad how common this is! I nannied for a family who has quadruplets, and the mom had her pictures/life stolen THREE times! It was so creepy, and just bizarre! The sad part is, most social media sites won't do anything about it when you report it! I think your ideas are so great!

  17. ELG
    October 30, 2015 / 2:14 am

    I was just talking about this with someone after the event at with Malia Obama at Brown. We are far more public than we may think.

  18. Kayla Rivoli
    October 30, 2015 / 2:22 am

    These are really great points to remember! If I don't know someone I never accept them. It's scary what people will do with your personal info. My personal accounts are all private but my blog accounts aren't. I could always take some time to delete FB friends, though I always find that I have too many randoms on there haha!Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  19. Southwestern Prepster
    October 31, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    That's so scary, but these are great tips to keep in mind! I recently went through one of the great Facebook Purges are already feel slightly better!xx, Southwestern Prepster