I haven’t blogged in a while. Not that I don’t believe in the power of blogging, but because I pretty much spend my days focused on what my clients need and my brand, well, it gets a little neglected.
The last post I wrote was pertaining to online etiquette. Well I’m back with more and this time it gets a little personal.
Think about your life and your social plans. When you go out on a Saturday night with a small group of friends do you call all your other friends and say, “Hey! We are going out with these other people and we didn’t invite you.” No, no you don’t. When you tag friends on Facebook at an event like that, that’s basically what you’re doing.
You know… this whole social technology way of the world is fun. It really is. But just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. If you wouldn’t do it in “real life”, you shouldn’t do it online, in my opinion.
It’s one thing to tag people at business events or community-wide events. Just think before you tag, that’s all I’m saying.
This goes for blogging too. If you have a blog and spill your guts about your life on there, more power to you. But think before your post. If your post could offend someone you are close to – a friend, neighbor, someone you often call for help, then you probably shouldn’t post about something that could potentially hurt them. Again, if you wouldn’t do it in real life, then just don’t do it at all.
I spend a lot of time online – more than most of my friends, I’m sure, and I see it all. There are very few things people can keep private nowadays – so it’s important we hang on to the privacy we CAN protect, ourselves.
I’ll get off my soap box now and go back to being my regular height (in heels).by