Finding yourself on social media can be a daunting task. Defining who you are and who people see you as can follow you for the rest of your life. One inappropriate or offensive post can change your peers’ perspective of you forever. I think Dr. Seuss says it best when it comes to life advice. The children’s books aren’t just for the young; they truly have changed my perspective on life advice given through these stories.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is you-er than you.” Be yourself and consistent in who you are. When tweeting or posting on social media sites, stay consistent with what you post. Anything you put on the Internet will come back to you. Be your unique self! By being consistent, you are creating your image and branding yourself across social media and it will help you become recognized!
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Every connection counts! Networking with even one new person can lead to more opportunities. You never know what one new connection can lead to. Down the road that connection could become a job resource or even a good friend.
“I meant what I said, and said what I meant.” Never post anything on your social media sites that you would not want your mother to see. Only post things that you would be willing to defend in person. Be true to your beliefs and stay consistent on all your social media platforms.
“If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff!” You never know what you will come across on social media sites. Follow people and businesses you are interested in and learn valuable information from them. Join in on discussions and group conversations when possible!
“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” Start branding yourself today! Start even with the smallest step of networking with new people. Every little bit of exposure will count and can only benefit you when done in a positive way.
***REMEMBER: Anything you say or post on social media cannot be taken back. Social media is intended to be a fun and exciting experience. Get to networking; you never know who you might meet!