6 Things People Need to STOP Bragging About on Facebook

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rosesUgh. Lately it seems like every day I get a little bit more annoyed with some of the Facebook status updates I see clogging up my news feed -- ones that make me roll my eyes in disgust.

Remember when Facebook was fun? Like five years ago? When we used it as a means of keeping in touch with family and friends we don't see on a regular basis? Yeah, those days are over -- and they have been for a while.

Facebook has somehow morphed into a never-ending brag-fest -- because people just can't seem to resist rubbing every perfect aspect of their lives into their friends' faces.

And it seriously HAS to STOP. Like right now. Facebook is supposed to be a place to laugh, reminisce, and connect with others, not a place to brag and seek praise or fish for compliments -- or intentionally try to make people feel like your life is so much better than theirs.

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I'll be the first to admit that I've been guilty of throwing a braggy status update up once in a while, but I'm vowing to try my hardest to never do it again. If it bugs me when other people do it, then I'm sure it drives them insane to see similar updates from me. (Sorry if I was ever a buzz kill, guys.)

Here are six things people seriously need to stop bragging about on Facebook immediately. (Take note.)

  1. Your perfect spouse -- For the love of all things holy, PLEASE cool it with the sappy romance letters. We get it, you love your husband. But we don't need to know that he brings you breakfast in bed and a dozen roses every day, whispers sweet nothings in your ear, kisses your feet, and then weeps over how in love he is with you. (Gag me.)
  2. Your perfect kids -- There's a difference between being a "proud" mom because your kid got a good report card, and being an insane mom who insists her kid never does anything wrong, never talks back, never has a bad day at school, never throws a tantrum, and never achieves anything less than 100 percent greatness.
  3. Your dress size -- Ok, so you're a size 2. We know that. We notice it every time you post a "selfie" while gazing into the mirror in your sports bra and yoga pants. You don't have to remind us every few days or so that you're a size 2. Really.
  4. Your weight -- This isn't limited to women, because lately I've seen dudes broadcasting the number on the scale in a status update. Why on earth would you put your weight out there for people to see unless you want a pat on the back for it?
  5. Your amazing job -- Uhhhh, soooo, I'm really guilty of this one. I've posted the "I love my job!" or "I can't believe I actually get paid to do this!" sort of update on more than one occasion. And I apologize. It's great that I love my job, but I know not everyone loves their job. And it's not fair for me or anyone else to brag about how great their career is -- because it might make some friends feel really, really shitty about theirs. (I won't do it anymore. I promise.)
  6. Your workout -- OMG. I swear, if I have to hear about one more person sweating for four hours straight at the gym, I'm going to scream. You worked out. Good for you. Now shut up about it and let me eat my Oreos in peace.

Are you guilty of bragging on Facebook once in a while?


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nonmember avatar mdw

i dont understand why people complain about what others post on THEIR fb page. Theres an "unfriend" button for a reason. Or just hide their updates. I wish people would STOP complaining about what other people choose to share. Like right now. (Take note)

nonmember avatar FarmersWife

I totally disagree. I love these posts of wonderfully happy stories. Of course the reality is that it's not always perfect, but I love that my friends share the happiest moments, personal achievements, positive lifestyle changes.... I think it's inspiring.

Coles... Coles_mom

Ah...well good thing I don't have any of these going for me. I definitely can NOT brag about my husband, my weight, my job, or my workout. My husband just left me because I'm fat and now I can't find a job. See how well that all fits together? :)

My kids are amazing, but they're far from perfect. 

bills... billsfan1104

Because of my weight loss and my journey, my cousin joined weight watchers and lost 40lbs, and other friends lost weight to, because I inspired them!!! Damn someone pissed in your Cheerios!!!

nonmember avatar KateG

Glad you aren't my FB friend. I post about my weight loss journey constantly. 60 pounds in a year. I feel I have the right to brag about that all I want!

Serab... Serabelle

I agree that the 5-6xs a day post about hoe wonderful your man/ kids are are repetitive, and when you really know the person and know it's a lie o think it's annoying. But, fb is supposed to be about you, what you are doing every second of the day, that's how it started! So, as someone who is working really hard to lose weight, you are just going to have to deal with my milestone updates. And I do love my job, if you don't love yours, maybe you should find a new one! I'd rather see happy status, even when they are braggy, than self pitting, complaints constantly! That's what's actually annoying!

nonmember avatar octoberbird

A more appropriate title for this article would be "6 things Mary Fischer needs to stop being irrationally jealous about." Please learn what the "unfollow" button is on Facebook and how to use it.

AllAb... AllAboutKeeley

Good Lord, if you don't like what your "friends" post on FB, then de-friend them and move on.  Just because you have a neglectful husband, bratty kids, fat butt, crap job, and are too lazy to exercise doesn't mean that you should be whiney about the people that are proud of their blessings.  Stop trying to tell them what they can/can't post on their own FB pages and either change your life so that you aren't so jealous of what they have or do them a favor and de-friend them.

Brandy Foy

Hahaha the gym one drives me nuts too, I have a couple friends who literally post about it EVERY morning. To me it's like posting part of my own daily routine in super exagerated tones: Guess what guys! I just had the best tooth brushing of my life! It was INSANE! I even switched it up and used the cinnamon. Watch out boys! Followed it up with some sick banana smoothying. Oh yeah...

nonmember avatar Shiree

Jobs statuses with people you know that suck are not fun to read. Also there's the vacation people that brag weeks before and say thank you to a family member. I know of one person my age who got a free trip to Hawaii via her dad. Auto gone to me. There's also a friend of mine who after her engagement the rich people where she works gave her $400 worth in gift cards. Removed too. Flaunting riches is not fun when you struggle.

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