Recently I attended a discussion with an author, Jon Ronson, about his recent book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. It’s a fascinating read on the use – or should I say, abuse – of social media to pounce on someone for writing a stupid or silly or even misinterpreted comment on FB, Twitter, etc.
I think about these things often. Recently someone asked me how I handle being a dating blogger and working as a professional fundraiser. I responded that I have to be ok with anyone stumbling upon my blog. Period. If I am not, then I have to remove it from the internet. But I’ve realized that as I’ve gotten older, I don’t mind being a transparent human being. If someone wants to read this and learn more about me as a whole person, then so be it. I can’t compartmentalize myself. I’ve tried that in the past and I end up not seeming authentic.
At the same time, I believe there is a time and a place for everything. Probably not a great idea to talk about a one-night-stand or a drunken evening at a staff meeting at work. That’s more for banter with your best friend or roommate.
Read Jon’s book. It’s fascinating.
This is NOT a sponsored post and I have not affiliation with Jon. I just dig him.