Think Before You Post
In social media and everywhere else, sometimes it’s easy to lose ourselves in the chatter and the fast-paced reality that swirls around us. The world of social media moves so fast, and with friends posting information every minute and brands trying to sell us everywhere we look, it can be easy to become frustrated or overwhelmed with the abundance of information and communication that is thrown in front of us.
Instead of jumping in immediately and allowing yourself to get frustrated…take some time and stay connected with who you are before you engage in the social media conversation.
Many, many people have regretted what they’ve posted because they reacted perhaps in anger or frustration. Just as with face-to-face communication, once words are out there, they can’t be taken back. In fact, on social, they can spread like wildfire faster than you can image. Just because you “delete” them doesn’t mean they haven’t done damage.
So, just as you consider the words you speak, consider the words you post. They have an impact that reaches much farther than you think.