For the last year or so I have coined a phrase with my family and friends, “Facebook Ready.” Generally when someone is going to take a picture I would jokingly use that phrase. At first it was simply a mental reminder that when taking a picture there is a high percentage and chance the picture will end up on Facebook. However, recently I have started to see the phrase used beyond just taking of a picture.
As I scan through my Facebook page, I am always amazed how many people post things about celebrities, current events, or the next nightclub party but it’s puzzling they post nothing about themselves. Although, I understand the privacy issue but in my opinion I believe it’s more than that. Facebook is a tool that if used correctly can open business opportunities, connect you with like minded individuals pursuing the similar goals, and showcase your artwork or unique talent.
Just the other day I asked a friend whether they post more about themselves, business venture or a celebrity and surprisingly my friend was honest. He indicated he posted more about celebrities. I chuckled because I believe that a large part of the Facebook community does. At one time, I did also until someone asked me how much I was getting paid to be a celebrities PR representative; an “aha” moment I was not expecting. What pushed me over the edge was the question to follow, “When was the last time a celebrity posted something about you!” My head was spinning from that point that I made it a point to change how I used Facebook. Although from time to time I do post about celebrities because I am a pop culture fan. However, I no longer post things I don’t like. I only post about things I like because whether it’s in person or via a computer it’s my mission to be positive in all aspects of my life.
I agree it is fun to post things about celebrities; however it’s always fun to post things about your achievements, aspirations and accomplishments. We are all talented human begins and have a purpose in life. Facebook is a free platform to showcase who you really are. Although some of your Facebook friends may find it annoying that you only post things about the many things you are doing to achieve your goals, in all honesty it’s the easiest way to rid your Facebook wall of unwanted negativity. When you post positive things about yourself it’s a sign of being “Facebook Ready.”
Facebook is a place to escape from our own lives but when we all start following our true desires and consider Facebook as the place where we can promote ourselves and not be afraid to post more about our own lives instead of someone else’s, I believe we all will achieve our goals and become celebrities in our own right.
Are You Facebook Ready? If so…