For every freelance blogger, social media can be Pandora’s box.
There’s the good:
- The ability to send pitches and letters of introduction at warp speed
- Instant access to bucketloads of research
- The potential to connect with clients, readers, and other writers worldwide
There’s also the bad. Come on. You know what I’m talking about. The video where you’re dancing drunk on a table singing an off-key version of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” The quickie post you passionately wrote, didn’t proofread, but still pressed publish.
Then there’s the ugly. Personal information — social security numbers or credit reports — leaked to the masses. Off-color comments trolls made about your writing or business that haunt the first page of Google.
And worst of all: the shiver-worthy nude photos and sex videos uploaded to the cybersphere by vengeful ex-lovers. (Let’s all hope that never happens to us.)
Worried your negative search results will have your clients pushing the escape key? Don’t fret.[Read more…]