Wait two hours between writing and publishing.
Yup, that's it. Pretty simple isn't it.
I just spent 45 minutes on a post about my miserable day then immediately published it. Five minutes later I deleted it. It was the right decision. It was nothing more than a pity party. And if my husband had read it he would have added it was too much information.
Writing out the situation helped a lot. I didn't need anyone to read it and then tell me everything will be better. Or worse think I am nothing but a whiney crybaby.
I am playing the peri menopause card. Things may not be that bad, but the hormones are pretty crazy right now. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
Which is a good reason for me to make a "holding time" a habit. Too many times I have written blogs and then an hour later think of a better way to word something, or an anecdote or tip for a recipe I should have added.
And then there are the typos I catch after I post and reread what I wrote. Cringe.
Maybe I should consider it for social media too. Heck, EVERYONE should consider waiting before responding in social media.