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Bragging on Social Media: Four Ways to Avoid Oversharing
Forbes – by JESSICA KLEIMAN
The Wall Street Journal ran a story last month ago called “Are We All Braggarts Now?”, which examines whether social media has given people a platform — and permission — to constantly boast about their accomplishments, children, jobs and lives in general. In the piece, Elizabeth Bernstein writes that “we’ve become so accustomed to boasting that we don’t even realize what we’re doing. And it’s harmful to our relationships because it turns people off.” I believe this is a generalization and that, while select folks spend all their Tweets and Facebook posts talking about how their child is the world’s most talented and beautiful, there are ways to leverage social media to promote yourself and what you’re proud of in a smart and more subtle way.
In Be Your Own Best Publicist: How to Use PR Techniques to Get Noticed, Hired and Rewarded at Work, the book I co-authored with fellow Forbes blogger Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, we dedicate an entire chapter, called “Toot Your Own Horn (but Not Too Loudly),” to teaching people how to be their own publicists without irritating those on the receiving end. There’s an art to self-promotion and part of it is building your reputation slowly and strategically so you don’t come across as too in-your-face. (Though I don’t see what’s so bad about posting “Got my first royalty check for my book,” as referenced in the article. As an author myself, I know what a huge deal it is to finally see some rewards from all the hard work you put in!). Nonetheless, here are a few tips on how to avoid being pegged as a braggart:
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