Over the last year since signing my life over to Facebook, Twitter & the rest of the social media world, I’ve had the experience to meet and observe lots of very different people online.
Some of the online personalities I’ve seen are:
- The In-Your-Facers who are blunt, honest and very real with no real censor what so ever, which can be quite humorous at times if I must says so myself.
- The Strictly Professionals who share and engage but don’t really give anything away when it comes to their personality or opinions.
- The Dabblers who aren’t all that active on social media but will pop on and off every once in a while mainly for personal purposes.
- The Balance-Seekers (where I try to be) who try to find the happy medium of using social media for both personal and professional purposes.
- Lastly, there are the Shameless Self Promoters, the favorite of them all. These users spit out content all day long without any regard for their followers’ interests, in many cases promoting their own agenda without participating in the give-and-take relationship that is social media.
I recently received a message from another social media person saying, “I’m so glad to see that there are other professionals out there who aren’t Shameless Self Promoters.”
Which is what led me to writing this blog post, because it brought to my attention the importance of being real on social media.
Be it if you’re a brutally honest In-Your-Facer, or one of the other variations of users, it’s important to respect others like you would in a normal face-to-face conversation.
Would you run your mouth about how fabulous you are to someone in person? If not, then you probably shouldn’t waste people’s time with it on social media either.
~ Miss Soucie