Facebook Spring Cleaning: Deleting Photos

high school picture
Me, circa 2002
It's spring cleaning time! And while I have not yet brought out my vacuum, I have done some cleaning up of my Facebook. Last week, I tweaked my friends list, which did wonders for my newsfeed. This week, I'm editing out my photos.


Why am I doing this? Because I have photos like the one seen here circulating on the web. Shudder. I'm an adult now, it's time I have an "adult" Facebook.

All those photos of me in high school (like the one to the right): Delete. I understand that it's still on the Internet, but the fewer people that see me in my dorky days, the better. By the way, I feel like I should point out that this photo was taken at a football game, and our mascot was the wildcat. I didn't make it a habit of walking around with purple cheetah-print ears on my head.

Now, moving on ...

Crazy party photos from college: Delete. I'm the type of person that doesn't untag a tagged photo, I just haven't ever cared enough to do so. Which means if you go to my Facebook page, there are some really horrid pictures of me. Thank goodness my page is private (ha, nice try). I'm friends with my bosses, aunts, uncles, friends' grandparents (yes, really) ... I don't want them seeing that stuff, nor do I particularly want to be reminded of my partying ways from seven years ago.

Ex-boyfriend photos: Delete. Yes, should have done this a LONG time ago, but I didn't.

Delete. Delete. Delete.

Future photos of me with my husband (who has yet to come into my life), and my inevitable babies (lots and lots of babies) will now not have to coincide with my immature, sometimes crazy, past. That's refreshing.

Have you ever gone through and untagged photos? What kinds of photos do you like to keep on your Facebook?


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