Was he correct? Am I too negative here on uber.la where nothing really matters? Do my explicative rants against Facebook or Google or my failing hosting provider paint me as a negative person? And is that negativity congruent with the brand I am trying to become?
It’s a good question. Here’s the brand my friend was referring to.
And here is what the internet thinks of interms of my sentiment. (See Post: My Data Selfie)
According to the web marketing profile on me I’m in the 38th percentile in “life satisfaction” as it relates to the general population. Well, as it relates to what they can parse from what share and say online. And what my friends share and say. But what about how I feel?
I was a bit angry when my friend pointed this out. He, of course, reads very little of my work. He was referring primarily to my sharing on Facebook. And yes, I do a bit of promotion on Facebook. I have 7 pages that I feed content for promotions and content marketing.
I asked him, “So when I write about divorce, is that the same thing? I mean, I’ve been divorced over 7 years, why am I still talking about it?”
“That’s a good question,” he responded. “Do you know the answer?”
“Yes. I write about my divorce and my ex-wife because they are still in my life. My kids are still the main focus of my hopes and ambitions. So, of course, I’m going to keep writing about them.”
It was clearer what my goal was when writing about my divorce, or recovery from my depression, or how to stay centered when returning to the dating pool as an adult. When I’m ranting at Facebook the question becomes, “Why? What are you getting from it?”
My answer to that is rather thin.
“I’m getting my yayas off.”
Perhaps I need to be clearer about what I’m doing with my time. If I were not ranting at/on/about Facebook I would’ve already completed my new brand/business page. But it’s bare and blank and still black and white.
Okay… I get it.
Focus. As my new agent said, “You can write for three reasons only. 1. It makes you money. 2. It extends your brand or influence. 3. You get your yayas off.”
I’ve been spending too much time in yaya-land and not enough time in “makes you money” or “extends your brand.” Okay, sir, I get it. Well played.
+++ update 4-13-18 +++
What about when I get political?
I believe this is what a Trump Troll looks like. Only problem is, Emilia was trying to be anti-Trump. Bless her heart.
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