Is it me, or is it incredibly hard to represent yourself on Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/etc without managing to alienate one interest group or another?
It’s sort of “best practice” to choose a niche subject/core interest and concentrate on that on whatever social network you choose. That’s usually a good way to find people who’ve got the same interests as you and to expand your network.
But what if you’ve got a variety of interests and you want to talk about all of them on social? I guess the option is to create different accounts for your personas. The problem with this? Keeping track of all of them! Trust me, I’ve tried and failed pretty miserably. (Perhaps I’m doing something wrong.)
Take me, for example. I’m one of the very few and incredibly lucky people to enjoy my line of work and feel incredibly passionate about it. So passionate that I almost exclusively use my Twitter to share this passion. But then, I don’t want people to feel that all I Tweet about is email stuff. But generally I do.
How do I fit in my love of films, photos, TVs and maybe fit in some raving/bitching about life in general? Well I try to use other networks for that. But that’s not working out too well. Because then you realise Pinterest is actually I really good place to keep track of email designs you like and Google+ IS a good place to share your photos.
Why? I like my social network sites to show my personality. Every facet that make me who I am. And that means showing all the things I love – film, work, email, marketing, photography, cooking, technology, baking wherever I am on the Interwebs.
So, this is me saying, I’m more than just my job or my photos or my film chatter. I’m all of these. And I’ll continue to be all of these wherever you find me on the Internet.