I am actively thinking about ways people can cast themselves in the best light possible. Doing this is more complex than you may think. Even people that are in marketing don’t understand how to be their own best public relations representative.
Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin. All fantastic places to network on and create genuine relationships. I am pressing to develop consistent messaging that engages people’s minds, provides value, and upholds a positive impression.
In this day and age, it is hard to build your image, and it is even easier to ruin it. We live in this complex technological society, where pretty much everything is in the open. You say one wrong word, and you are at risk of pushing the bad feelings of people that are not in agreement with you.
Public relations arrived at ordinary people in a big way. The more diverse your friend circle is, the more complex it gets on talking about issues. Technology allows for a forum where these can but shouldn’t be discussed. Serious debates do not help you, nor your persona.
Creators are here to learn how to produce thought-provoking work and art that carves a path to visibility and reputation. Everything else on the web is pretty much irrelevant. You got one life, so work on making it as positive as possible in your interactions maximizes your metaphysical return on engagement.
While algorithms can be soulless machine learning platforms, you will see that they do a pretty good job at connecting people of similar values. So if you radiate positive thoughts, for sure the internet will send them back to you.