I freelance / consult / coach. I operate as myself, rather than as a company. I've been thinking a lot about how I use social platforms.
Here's what I've been thinking:
Why draw the line any more?
My close, meaningful relationships happen off-platform anyway.
I could just make every post public, let my profiles be a representation of the (good) work I do, and be done with it.
After all, I'm quite proud of the work I do, it's often the first thing people ask anyway, and it's a pretty massive part of my life. I have shaped my work to fit me like a glove. It is more expressive of my being than my clothes are.
I did consider going off social media altogether. But there are places that allow me to be generous and helpful and connected, even though I refuse to be reactive.
So here's my game plan moving forward:
Social media is now a public display of my (business AND personal) life. It's not an act. It's just a curated window into my world.
Though there is not much I wish to keep private, whatever is there is still mine but it belongs offline and in safe spaces.
Be very active in maintaining my close, meaningful relationships off-platform.
How do you treat social media? (particularly interested in how any other solopreneurs think about this)