Modern Consultation in Manners, Civility, and Self-Presentation
Tip of the Week
Ways to Streamline Your Social Media Presence
1.)Don’t Feel Pressured to Use Every Site.
Facebook. Instagram. LinkedIn. Snapchat. Pinterest. Etc. Etc. Etc.
There are people you know who join every social media site and regularly make updates. However, don’t feel as though you need to imitate this behavior. Use what works for your life. Use social media only as often as your schedule permits. It’s more important to be engaged in real life than it is to be present online.
2.)Have a Purpose for the Sites that You Use.
Designate a purpose for the social media site that you are using. For example, use Facebook as the site to keep up with family and friends’ birthdays and major life events. Post important events from your life. Use LinkedIn to post pertinent information about your career. Use Instagram to post photos of things that inspire you. If you have a specific purpose for using a site, then you won’t feel pressure to post something all the time.
3.)Have Limits on the Number of Times that You Post.
Usually one post per day per site is the maximum number of times that you should post. It’s okay to do more, every once in a while, but there should be a significant reason for the additional posts. It’s easiest to pick one site that you do most of your posting upon and to use the others sparingly.
4.) Choose Your Friends and Followers Carefully.
It’s best to limit your social media connections to people whom you’ve met in person. This protects your privacy and your safety. However, there are instances when it is necessary to allow someone to have access to one of your social media pages without meeting them first. In those cases, find out if this potential “friend” or “follower” is connected with someone you trust. Most social media sites will let you know if a potential friend or follower is connected to other people you know.
Use social media in ways that work for you. Don’t compromise your values, your safety, your sanity or your lifestyle to accommodate” virtual” reality.