5 Photos You Should Never Post to Facebook -- Unless You're an Egomaniac!

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flowersA writer for The Daily Mail recently wrote an article about how she thinks that someday her lovely daughters will regret their digital archive of "selfie" photographs. You know what I'm talking about, people: Selfies. Pictures we take of ourselves with our cellphones. Pictures where the camera is typically positioned above our heads in a downward-facing position, as to get the most flattering shot. Pictures 900 celebrities take of themselves and post to Twitter every day. Pictures ... some people post to Facebook.

Of course you want the photos on your Facebook page to be pictures where you look good (duh), but sometimes a selfie can be a bit tacky -- for instance if you're in a bathroom stall.

They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and I do believe that's true. But I also believe some pictures just shouldn't make their way to Facebook -- unless you luuuurve yourself so much. A healthy self-esteem is important, but there is a fine line, people. And these 5 pics cross that line!

1. Selfies in the bathroom. Mentioned above, but worth elaborating on. Here's the thing: If you're taking a photo of yourself in the bathroom, it's probably because the lighting is great, you just got ready, and you look good. But here's the other thing: For all everyone else knows, you could have also just gone poop. It isn't a good look. Have some discretion.

2. Speaking of poop, photos of your baby or toddler on the potty. Let's just get this out there, avoiding feces on Facebook and/or anything affiliated with feces is probably a good way to go. Yes, watching your little one go in the toilet instead of a diaper for the first time is magical -- but to you and you only. Assuming all your "friends" want to see this is just crazy.

3. Bikini shots. Look, if you worked hard to get your body, congrats -- and if you want to post a photo, go for it. But riddling your page with photos of yourself in a bathing suit says one thing and one thing only: I Heart Me.

4. Photos of all your new "stuff." Be honest: How many times have you logged on and seen someone's new shoes; their new bag; or an outfit they just picked up? A big purchase you worked hard for is one thing -- a home or a car -- but letting the world know you just hit up Steve Madden isn't really necessary.

5. Gifts. That's so sweet that your husband bought you flowers and champagne again, but is nothing sacred? Crikey, just enjoy the flowers and champs with your lover offline. It's much sweeter that way.

What photos do you find annoying on Facebook?


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kassy129 kassy129

So, what exactly CAN people take photos of? I agree that these photos in excess are pretty annoying, but I dont care if someone posts flowers she got from her husband, or if you think you look great in the bathroom, let's see it for ourselves!

the4m... the4mutts

I doubt you fit this description... bu you make yourself sound





And ugly with this blog. Get over yourself. Not everyone thinks the way you do, and if you dont want to see "egomaiac" posts, then YOU get off fb.

Angie... AngieHayes

So you think no one shoud share any information with anyone? So why have a facebook? Just because someone post a picture of a gift or of them in a swimsuit, doesn't mean they are the asshole you think they are. Jealous much?

nonmember avatar Madeline

Well spank my butt and call me an egomaniac! I'll make sure to post a picture of my cat in the litter box just meet all the requirements. No one can control this ego!!!

Nicky O'Bryon

I have to disagree with a bikini one that is in good taste of course.  I am very disciplined and work hard for my body, I don't see anything wrong with occasionally posting a pic at the pool or beach.  

Nina St Clair-MacPherson

I have to admit, there are a few young ladies on my friends list that I really wish wouldn't take quite so many photos of themselves and post them, but god bless 'em if they have to snap themselves to boost their ego....but the one that really gets under my skin is the "duck lips" photos....who, in their right mind, could EVER think this is flattering or funny in any way?? They look like they are fighting constipation!!

nonmember avatar jennIfer

Its apparent that most of you dIdnt understand what the author was tryIng to say....hmmmm.....mabey you need to thInk outsIde the box. tIred of the negatIve commentary....the4mutts,calm down. serIously,lol,chIll pIll oh judgmental one.

nonmember avatar Kathy Crenshaw

I get so tired of people posting 4-5 pictures of the same thing. I dont need sep-by-step of you taking a breath. One is enough!!

the4m... the4mutts

Jennifer- you type like a 12 yr old. Stfu.

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