DON'T GET CAUGHT UP IN THE HYPE 😉. .
Don't let a moment of applause, cause you a lifetime of regrets. .
Think deeply before posting that selfie, nude, live feed, rant, lie, self disclosure, invitation, news, announcement, diary entry, or challenge. .
Filter it first - would I want my child/future child seeing or knowing this? .
Would I want my parents seeing or knowing this? .
Does this endanger me or anyone else in anyway by giving too much details? .
Would I want an employer seeing or knowing this? .
Would I want an 'enemy' seeing or knowing this? .
Would I want an interfering In-Law seeing or knowing this?
How could this be used to empower me and others? .
How could this be used to disempower me and/ or others? .
Will this still be important next week, month, year? .
If I saw this as a poster on my local Bus Stop and Train Station, with my name and picture as the Author, how will I feel? .
Would I want a potential wife/husband seeing and knowing this? .
If someone wanted to use this to hurt me, or those close to me, how could it be used? Maybe you might need to change the angle of the post, remove some pictures, or give better context. .
Do I personally know everyone on my account, and their intentions? An observer is observing, something. Do you know why they are following you? .
Why am I posting this? .
A private account is never private, unless you are the only one using and viewing it, even then, once published online, it IS PUBLISHED ON THE PLATFORM OWNERS, PLATFORM. .
Being popular and/or liked is never more important than being safe, respected, and able to give what you decide is relevant and necessary. At a time where little is private and everyone is merely a Google search away, be intentional with what you share, with a knowledge of why you are sharing it. .
You, are your 'brand'. Think trice before joining in the hype. .
With that said, I am wishing you a blessed and productive day ahead; one that truly exceeds all expectations. .
From Novena-Chanel Davies, The Equilibrium Coach - The Goal Architect to Mind, Body, Spirit, Life Balance® - www.theequilibriumcoach.com