Facebook has evolved. Gone are the days where you looked forward to poking your friends and inviting others to join you at Farmville. The site’s grown up, and so have the users. So, too, have the moms of Facebook changed.
Endless displays of “look at my baby!” and play by plays of peoples’ days have given way to far more tactical and measured strategies. Which is great in some ways, because who wants to look at another damn baby picture? But gone are the days when people posted things just for fun (“Hey, check out what I’m eating for lunch!” or folks who would ‘check in’ at the gas station, because… why the hell do we care you’re at the gas station?). It’s 2016. People know how to play the Facebook game. And everybody, moms especially, play to win.
So here are the six kinds of moms you find on Facebook today.
1. The Humble Bragger.
Oh, we love our humble braggers. They try so hard to sound innocent. But they have ulterior motives. They want to self-promote without being too blatant, so they submerge it with humility. Look, we all do this to an extent, but some moms are better at it than others. Example: “My five-year-old just spilled hot cocoa all over his first place ski race trophy! The trophy’s ruined!” Or even better are the moms who want some kudos for being … well, moms. “Today I had to wrangle three kids all day, make a dinner from scratch, clean the house, and get in a few hours of work. #needananny #worklifebalanceishard.” Most of the time, these moms get exactly what they were looking for: compliments, sympathy, cheers of “you go, girl!” Personally, I prefer to just brag. It keeps the deceptiveness out of the mix and makes my intentions clear: I want some praise, love, and admiration!