In the aftermath of a blessed event, Jason Falls asks the question how personal is too much?
We in the social media space offer our professional lives up as open books. Some of us disclose minimal personal information. Others put up boundaries and clearly separate what is social currency and what is not. So long as our level of comfort is supported by our family and friends, I see little concern.
But how much is too much? >SNIP< All of these questions beckon to be answered as we all grow into this still new dimension of the greater media mix. Personal publishing and the social web give us unprecedented opportunity but with equally as unprecedented exposure. Where will the line be drawn to determine what is and is not for the offing?
As I commented on Jason’s blog, I think this is one of the ways communications is changing. As we evolve from broadcasting our clients’ messages to participating more in the communication process, the walls between business and personal begin to blur. How much personal detail marketers disclose will vary from person to person and culture to culture. When doing business in China, for example, you’ll get much more personally involved.
"Enough About Me. Let’s Talk About You. What Do You Think About Me?"
By the nature of our jobs, most of us don’t want to be the center of attention. It makes us nervous and we have to be careful not to make it all about us. So how much is too much? It will vary from person to person. But as Jason Falls shows us the key to figuring it out is based on personal experience.