Social Media has a way of making cowards feel like a lion. People say things to strangers they wouldn’t dare say in their face. I also think following others and seeing them on your timeline breeds a sense of familiarity.
Problem is unless you know people in real life, you don’t really know anything other than what they choose to share. It’s amazing the assumptions people make based on what is shared.
Had someone come into my DMs and tell me I wasn’t serious about my journey because I hadn’t reached my goal yet. I looked at that message and saw fire. How dare someone who has passively observed me for years and would probably not recognized me in the streets feel comfortable enough to tell me I wasn’t serious about my journey? It’s easy to do sitting in your recliner while eating your TV dinner.
After I got that out, I was reminded that I didn’t have to defend myself to an observer. I also understood in that moment how important it is to have a purpose for my online shares. I often randomly share things or post a picture that I liked for the sake of it being archived someone besides on my phone.
Lesson learned and 1 that was needed as I focus more and more on curating content directed at the audience I desire to influence and walk with. I will be very deliberate and intentional in my online presence from this point on. This is a good thing.
It’s time to adjust and change directions a bit.
If someone looked at your social media feed, what impression would they have of you? Is it true? What’s your reason for sharing online?
Share with me in the comments.