Monday, September 7, 2009

You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Post Is About You

There's nothing quite like social media to awaken the passive aggressive beast in all of us. In fact, if I were a betting gal, I'd wager that each and every person reading this has posted something on their blog, Facebook page or Twitter status that called somebody else out without quite calling them out.  It's an ignoble practice, but we're all human and it happens. 

More frightening than the thought of someone spinelessly making a remark that we just know is about us and our particular situation is the thought that they're really not thinking about us at all.

Sometimes, people may be talking about you.  Most of the time though, they're probably not.  They're simply sharing an observation and if it rings particularly true for you, it's probably A) because their comment makes you uncomfortable about your own flaws or habits or B) because you and they share similar experiences in your careers (ex: both of you are entrepreneurs and in the wedding industry).

At any rate, relax.  Don't spend all your time analyzing the 140 character remarks other people make. Your time is better spent creating and refining a more brilliant product or service.  Once you do that, people actually WILL be talking about you. 


emilie inc. said...

Well said! ((Hugs))

Aletha | Pearls Events said...

Great post, Liene!

I often read things and think "gosh, this is something I do". The person probably doesn't even know who I am, but it makes me take a second look at how I've done things in the past.

tiana said...

this was excellent. well said and well composed. and it was also a slap in my face to wake up. i am an aggressive person in real life, and i also like to be an aggressive person in cyber space. This passiveness does not suite me at all.

Emee Pumarega, CMP said...

So, so true! And even if it *does* turn out to be about oneself, wasn't it Oscar Wilde who said, "The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about"?