How to Spring Clean Your Social Media
We all know that spring cleaning is a thing. If we’re motivated enough, we clean out houses from top to bottom, declutter our things, and make the place feel a bit… well, cleaner. But how about social media?
Most of us use various social media platforms daily, and sometimes, it can be hard to tell when it’s become a bit of a mess. It slowly builds up slowly over time, especially when we’re using it daily, and once we notice that it’s a huge mess, we’re in too deep to sort it out. But NOT ANYMORE. Now is the perfect time to spring clean your social media accounts, and I’m going to share a few ideas to get you started.
Cull Your Facebook Friends
Check right now. How many friends do you have? 100? 200? Several hundred? Open up your friends list and have a look at how many people you’re actually friends with, or at the very least, actually care enough about to see their daily content. I bet it’s not all of them. Take 10 minutes to have a cull of your friends list, and I betcha… you’ll start seeing people’s content you never saw before. It’s refreshing!
Clean Up Facebook Pages & Groups
While we’re on Facebook, go to your profile and have a look at your lists of groups that you’re a member of and pages that you like. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got some rubbish on there that I don’t even remember being a part of. Go through the list and, again, remove the ones that you’re not genuinely interested in. Life is too short to see crap we don’t want to see. (Although social media is turning that way, these days. Hmm.)
Clean Up Your Twitter and Instagram Feeds
The same with Facebook friends, you’re probably following far too many people on Twitter and Instagram and not seeing enough of the people you are interested in. The beauty of Twitter is that it’s one of the only platforms that is still chronological (bless you, don’t ever change). This means that if you’re following people that you’re interested in, you’ll see ALL of their content. IN ORDER. Magical.
Okay, Instagram isn’t so simple with their annoying non-chronological feeds and their stupid algorithm that nobody understands, but clearing out the accounts that you follow will help you see the content you really want to see. It’ll also make your following/followers ratio look better!
Applications Linked to Your Twitter Account
I bet this one will surprise you if you haven’t done this already. Go into your settings and then go to Applications, and it’ll bring up a list of all the apps that are linked to your Twitter account. I did this the other day and I have things on there that have been linked since 2015. Most of them, I can’t even remember what they are! Revoke access to the ones you haven’t used in months or even years, and keep the things that you use right now. Having fewer things connected to your account is great for security, too.
I hope these suggestions are things you haven’t thought of doing, or ones that you’ve been meaning to do and you’ve forgotten to do them.
Let me know if these ideas help you out at all, or please share your own ideas in the comments!
P.S. Is your email inbox a mess? Stay tuned for a post next week about how to sort out your email inbox and make it sparkly clean!
⭐ Charlotte ⭐