Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize, “Oh s**t I’m grown up! I get it now!”?? Ok, maybe you haven’t but hear me out…
As I lay in bed last night thinking about the mountain of stuff I have going on and how I’m going to do it all in a timely manner and aimlessly scrolled through my Twitter timeline, I realized that a lot of the things I see projected onto social networks is really quite silly and not projecting people in the most positive light. Now before you crucify me, I’m not judging anyone for what they choose/choose not to share, you are well within your right to Tweet/Facebook whatever your heart desires.
BUT, I realized that a lot of the stuff that I see, and that I used to talk about myself, I don’t want to share with people anymore. It’s not that I’m not concerned about love, family, friends, etc. it’s just that a lot of those things I don’t care to share with the world anymore. I honestly think it has to do with a certain maturity level (and I’m not claiming to be any more mature or wise or whatever than anyone else, because I am well aware that I’m not).
These days, I really do think before I post something on a social network. Do I really need to share this? Social networks are all about personal branding. What you share contributes to the brand you’re building and how people perceive you.
So, I guess what I’m saying here is before you post next time, think to yourself, “Do I really need to share this?” and “Does this contribute positively to the personal brand I’m trying to build?” If it doesn’t, reconsider your post!