Things are heating up in the presidential race and online.
And it's getting nasty. One client asked me how I deal with reading about it all in my Facebook feed and I said, I don't. I really don't read my feed much. It's too upsetting. I can connect with my students and clients through our private groups, where the energy is much more positive.
I am very political in my personal life and have even taken stands publicly on issues such as gay marriage.
But there's a line I draw when posting so publicly about politics on social media.
I'm not saying I won't come out publicly on one side or the other this year, but I'm hanging low for right now. (Still, I have my T-shirt and bumper sticker ordered.)
I'm much more likely to share positive things about my candidates rather than anything negative about others.
While everyone has a right to voice his or her opinions, I know that:
- I don't want to read it if it's hateful or just mean.
- Those opinions, especially when negative rather than positive, have the potential of alienating potential buyers.
- Those same opinions, ironically, also have the potential of attracting ideal buyers.
- At the end of the day, you have to do what's right for you. Just as I do.
What's right for you?
Do you take a stand publicly for your political opinions? (You don't have to tell us what they are.)
Where do you draw the line?
Do you find yourself getting trapped in political conversations on social media?