I’m one of those people that rarely removes any connections on social media. Sure, if someone is acting wildly inappropriate I’ll cut them loose, but I have hundreds of connections on various sites that I’ve not spoken with in years. I should work to solve that at some point, but that’s not what this is about.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a handful of people tell me that they enjoy reading my posts on LinkedIn, and I had no idea. They don’t comment, they don’t even “like” them, but they see them and that’s impacted how they view me.
There are certainly some types of social content that you should restrict a bit (photos of your children, for example), but I encourage you to keep most of it as open as possible. You never know who might be reading it and when that might be the best thing for them to see at that moment.