Armchair BEA Day 2 ~ Social Media

We tweet, chat, PM, and like so many times a day. There are new ways to communicate popping up everyday and our old favorites are evolving, sometimes not for the better.

The number one rule of social media should be don't post anything that would embarrass you if your family saw it. That goes for blog reviews as well. There is a difference between giving constructive criticism and bashing. Unfortunately, I've seen more than enough bashing this last year. Social Media is the easiest way to sling the nasty stuff and not think of the consequences.

Some of you in the states might know about the skit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Celebrities Read Mean Tweets. Regular Joes tweet whatever they want and don't think those celebs will see them. They do. Authors also see the reader's mean reviews and some best selling romance authors are responding by reading those reviews.

So, what we say here as bloggers goes out into the social media stratosphere and will live in one form or another forever. Remember, do no harm, but take no crap. Be constructive with your posts, tweets, pics, and status updates. If you have a strong opinion, be prepared to back it up.

Let me know what you think of my philosophy? Do you agree? Comment here or hit me up on one of my social media outlets.


  1. Isn't that the truth? Some of the changes that the platforms make are not for the better. Facebook's new boost thing for pages is ridiculously greedy. Yes! My new mantra. Do no harm but take no crap!

    1. It is the truth. Most of the time, the nasty comments can't be backed up by anything other than more nastiness. Thanks for stopping by!


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