After attending tonight’s event on your online identity, I came home to realize that there are a lot of things (or people for that matter) that aren’t “worth” blogging about.
I realize that it is important to have an online presence, but what message are you sending out about yourself when you complain about how you hate your job or your co-workers? Or that you don’t get paid enough, don’t have enough free time, or don’t have enough energy to exercise and pump some endorphins into your blood stream? Answer: not a good one that’s for sure!
Why not publicly announce how proud you are of your friends, happy you are with the things you are learning at your job, or how excited you are with the challenges that lie ahead of you? These, in my opinion, are things that excite people. They invigorate and inspire your readers. THEY are blog-worthy.
I challenge you to think about your online identity and ask yourself what it says about your character and your values. Who do you want “watching” you online and how are you “advertising” yourself to them? The best brand is your own, do something with it!
Sidenote: My colleague Liz King, our “industry expert” if you will, is pretty incredible. I told her she was blog worthy the other day and she looked at me like I was crazy. It must be generational.