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10410970_10152435690938349_5589094499801141966_nEvery Thursday your Facebook news feed, Twitter timeline and Instagram feed fills up with posts for #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT). They are usually photos in the range of cute and fun to wedding posts to the embarrassing photos you hoped had disappeared!

Since it is #ThrowbackThursday, I asked the team what they considered to be good #TBT etiquette:

  • Alison: It's exactly what it sounds like it is...a chance to show or write about anything you please from the near or far past on social media.
  • Rachel: In my opinion, a great #ThrowbackThursday should be at least 2-years-old and have an impactful statement associated with it (i.e. there is a reason I no longer have bangs like that and wear hot pink to I will always remember this great day with my son).
  • Shelby: I think anything from at least one year ago could be used for a #ThrowbackThursday post.
  • Whitney: My #TBT is following everyone’s posts and updates as a silent observer…if I do a TBT then I probably will post an old photo of me as a child, or a vacation spot I want to revisit.
  • Abbie: #TBT is a fun way to take a look back in time. I prefer to use a photo with a brief description about why I am posting it.  I’ve gone as far back as baby pictures and as early as something that happened a few days ago.  I don’t think there are hard and fast rules.
  • Scott: Like all of social media, it is a voluntary release of privacy.  So, Throwback Thursday is an opportunity to share an old photo that your current friends might find interesting, amusing or otherwise insightful into your past.  It also allows your old friends to remember you how you were.  It’s like thumbing through a history book except you know the people!
  • Kelly: I rarely post a #TBT photo – but if I do, I like to use photos from past milestones. When I graduated from college, I did a #TBT post from high school graduation. I like using big milestones for my posts, not just an everyday photo.

Do you have any rules or guidelines that you follow for a #ThrowbackThursday post?

Kelly Potts
Kelly Potts
A former HMA Public Relations employee.

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