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English: A graph showing where electronic aggr...

English: A graph showing where electronic aggression occurs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are You Promoting Your Reputation Or Hurting It ?

From cutting comments on articles to provocations akin to cyber bullying on social media, there are times that I simply cannot believe what I’m reading online. I’ve known people who have been friends for years and broken all ties over heated online discussions. Then there’s the vitriol humor, the profanity, and outright disrespect to other people, brands, or groups that’s publicly shared. Later, those who post this questionable or negative content wonder why they haven’t gotten a raise or hired into a position, why customers turned down their offers, or why they cannot find success.

As my grandmother always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all !

As your online identity becomes increasingly transparent, your actions do too. What you post may tarnish your brand or it can work in your favor! To achieve the latter, always put your best foot forward. Create a great user experience for anyone that interacts with you and your brand and in turn, you will build exposure as a reputable Expert Author.

Begin publishing your content based on where you’ve found the most success. Promote it and be heard! Continue measuring and modifying your plan to allow growth for your audience and your reputation.

In all of your actions, consider the golden rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated (both online and off). For every article, post, comment, or response to others, consider whether it’s a positive user experience. If it isn’t, is it really worth the risk of negative backlash? If it doesn’t create value for you or your brand, then keep a cool head and repeat after me:

If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all !


Penny, Managing Editor



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