Let's talk about – Our Internet Selves

 
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I like to hear about the behind-the-scenes of anything.

That 7 Days Out show on Netflix? I wanted the Chanel episode multiple times. The person that is behind any project or company is interesting to me because of what they've worked on and achieved. I try to show that side of myself on the Internet too, in case someone is ever interested.

But, how much should we share? Most of us already know that the life we see on social media doesn't completely reflect someone's actual life. That doesn't mean, however, that what they share isn't real. They've shaped what they share based on what their audience would care about and what they themselves want to share. When you're a creative trying to show your work and personality on social media, you often have to share from a place that is both authentic and of value to your audience.

I am still working on this balance, being both the main person running everything and a media entity that share predominantly shares the stories of others. I want to share my thoughts and feelings growing this project, but as a platform for guidance, I also have to respect this is bigger than just my one voice.

How do you decide what you share on social media? What kind of part of you are you trying to show through your content? How do you put your voice into everything you do?

And, by the way, if you're interested in learning more about putting your voice into your work, read Issue 6: Style. :)

 
 

 
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