It’s Social Media – Not A Diary!

William Wilson, CEO William Wilson Clothing

I just have to say this. It will upset some of you. But some of you will applaud what I have to say. I’m a social media fiend. I’m on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, all of that. And I spend a lot of time on them. I enjoy them. They have not only allowed me to create a fan base; but it also let’s me interact with them. I have gotten to know people and they have gotten to know me, and it is wonderful. But some people take it too far.

Some of you put too much of your business in the streets. I have a few people that I follow on twitter, just for the sake of generating case studies and quotes to share with students ands audiences I speak to. Some of you should be embarrassed by the incredibly stupid, shameful, humiliating ways you betray yourself on social media. If you want others respect, you should respect yourself first. We are not your friends. We don’t have a personal relationship with you. We don’t have a history with you. So when you decide to hold a 10 minute vent, 140 characters at a time, it is sometimes pathetic. It would be different if you only did it every once in a while. We all have those momentary lapses in judgement, and do something we later regret. I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about those of you who are ALWAYS complaining about your job, you co-workers, not having a man, and your life sucking. ENOUGH ALREADY!!

We all have problems. We all have issues. We all have those days that we wish we could just close our eyes and make go away. But we don’t drag the rest of the world into it every time something doesn’t go our way. I wonder if some of you are EVER happy, with the amount of complaining you do. One of my followers made a reference to her not being able to get a man. I wanted to tell her “Read your timelines from the past 3 weeks, and ask yourself if maybe that’t the reason.” It is embarrassing. I’m embarrassed for them. Again, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with venting from time to time, but when that is your normal modus operandi, then it is too much.

And while I’m on the topic, is it really necessary to curse ALL THE TIME? I have dropped over 250 people I was following on Twitter just because they curse too much. And for the record, replacing the actual curse words with SMDH, WTH, and WTF- only saves characters of space to write more. It doesn’t minimize the level of ignorance, lack of vocabulary, and inability to express a passionate adult thought or expression without profanity. I can’t tell you how pitiful THAT comes across. If you are trying to be special and achieve greatness, act like it. Don’t be trash, be class. It will get you further. Some of you don’t like what I’m saying. That’s fine, unfollow me, unfriend me, do what you have to do to get through the night. If you disagree with what I am saying, you’re probably not the type of person I want to be associated with anyway. So peace! God bless your future success.

My next statement will sound sexist, and I apologize in advance for those I offend. But I expect a woman to be a lady. I don’t expect her to be perfect (heck, I’m not perfect I get mad. I curse. I get angry like everyone else) But I expect her to know how to handle herself in public like a lady. And yes, social media by latent definition is public. If you don’t want to have more class, substance, respect and decorum than to sound like a drunk trucker in a bar, that’s fine. But don’t be surprised if the men you meet only want to see if you are as trashy in bed as you are on the computer.

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the rest, are social media. They are tools designed for the public to engage each other. It’s not a personal diary. You don’t have to share your most intimate feelings about EVERYTHING to me and the world. I’m not your best friend, and it’s not my business. If I were that good of a friend, I imagine you would just call me with your issues, instead of just putting all your dirty laundry in the street. It would behoove you to take a little time and think next time, BEFORE you hit the enter key. But then again, what do I know. After all, this is just my perspective. You do what you feel. Until next time…

God bless and dress well,

William Wilson, CEO

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