She said what??
I find it very stressful to think of meshing my personal and private lives on social media, yet this blog may be my first attempt at this.
Being in the education business I have to watch myself. Though I’m often loud (borderline obnoxious at times) and have a bit of a truckers mouth, I feel the rebellion rising within me to shrug off the pressure to be professional 24/7. For example, I’m the teacher who might pretend not to see you while in the grocery store. I even have a code word with my spouse that just means I’ve seen someone, can’t talk and I need to run away. Childish – yes. Professional – no.
I love social media and I love the connectedness I feel- with family, friends and worldly events. I understand my students when they get excited about SnapChat filters and music blogs. I too get the same false rush of love from LeBron James when I watch his Instagram story! I get it!
What are your thoughts of branding yourself on social media?
Should we keep the different sides of ourselves separate or is the need for simplicity and efficiency pressuring us to merge them? How do we do this safely and successfully?
(A thought provoking article I came across when trying to decide what to do).
Got answers? I’d like to know.