You’re an out of control drunk on social media.
The precious avatar you hide behind is something you will unconsciously guard with your life. When an angry person finds your post, it will probably affect you, even if you deny that it does.
Social media is full of broken dreams. People chase followers as if they are playing a computer game that has an onscreen victory trophy. You don’t realize it either. Social media and its importance in your life take over; it creeps into your dreams and messes with your thoughts.
You think if people would just notice you then you could get ahead in life. You fall for the fairy tale dream speeches given at conferences that tell you all you need is an audience and you’ll be successful. Nonsense.
Most of us have no idea how to manage where we direct our attention — let alone how we will act when we get attention through social media.
How do I know any of this? I have 230,000 LinkedIn followers and millions of monthly readers. I don’t tell you that to flash a social media badge. I tell you that because when I got banned from LinkedIn by mistake, I felt terrible. Having your online resume ripped to pieces and pulled from existence (Google) can mess you up.
I am my own worst enemy on social media. I expected for six years to look perfect and be #inspirational. It didn’t work.
My life on social media got out of control.