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?
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