December 03, 2021 - 2 min read
December 03, 2021

The Golden Rule

Treat others how you want to be treated.

When it comes to Trying To Conceive (TTC), every journey is unique, emotional, physical, personal, and private.

How can we respect the privacy of these journeys in a world full of social media posts and newsfeeds of momentous life events? How do we appropriately communicate our own personal journeys while conscious of how it may affect those around us?

As digital citizens utilizing many forms of social media and technology to communicate, we have a responsibility to post consciously.

Conscious of our audience, conscious of the struggles many endure in both their pregnancy and parenthood journeys. We all want to post our accomplishments, we all want to see those likes and comments come in showing support, because it feels good to feel cared for, to be seen, to be heard, and congratulated. But there may be silent bystanders who feel triggered by these posts. Those individuals who may be fighting their own private battles, and seeing your post might unintentionally hurt them.

Some might say, “just don’t follow accounts that may be triggering for you”. But is it really that simple? Would you unfollow your friend who you want to support even though it pains you to do so? The point of this blog post is to create awareness of the responsibility we have to all those on their own personal journey.

To all our fellow human beings.

We at Bumpdate respects all the various journeys of those around us. We care about you and hope our product can provide you with the autonomy to choose who, what, and when you want to receive those notifications. As a mother led business focused on pregnancy and parenthood, our posts and content will have a strong focus on just that. We want you to know we see you. All of you. And we believe in posting conscientiously and responsibly. If this post speaks to you, and you have something to contribute to this conversation, please comment below or reach out to us directly. Educate us! We want to hear from you. We want to learn how to be a responsible digital citizen as we continue to grow Bumpdate.

We want to preserve that very important Golden Rule.


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Tyler Sylk


Tyler is the Creative Director at Bumpdate. She is a first time mother with a passion for creative writing and personal connection. With a Master’s Degree in Public Health and over 10 years working in hospital settings, Tyler focuses her energy on helping those around her and empowering them to use their voice. She believes we can all learn from each other if we take the time to listen.


1 Comment

  1. Barbara Sylk

    This is a great post- to be aware of others feelings when posting stories, and comments. I love this ap, not just because of the founder and others involved, but because these are people truly trying to reach out to a community of “family”, and showing ways to best help each other. ❤️

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