I find myself being a very informative blogger. That’s why I love Twitter. I post facts. I give you information to help you navigate your community, or possibly navigate your life. I do not, however, give you my personal opinions. Why? I am private. Who I am as a person, is kinda fragile to me. I love myself as a Social Worker. Many of my personal values parallel with my social worker values. I love being someone that brings information to people. I love sharing myself with people. But, I think it’s super social worker to let you have your own opinions and posting my is influential, or at least I think it is.
Yet, as I’m developing my blog, I realize it is dry. People want to know me to better understand why I post what I do. Posting with personality is what I am striving to do. I used Kivi Leroux Miller’s Nonprofitmarketingguide.com for some creative ideas to spice up my blog life. Hey it is the life of a Super Social Worker.
So here I am, with a little help from Flickr:
The Atlanta BeltLine
Strong is the New Skinny
and of course SOCIAL WORK
So, in conclusion, privacy is not possible, not if you want to be a part of this world? Post with personality 🙂
As a professional using social media to expand your organization and interests you are multiplying your access to resources and people, yet how do you mold your personal life with your professional side. We’ve all see the sites where people maintain strict boundaries, you don’t even know who’s supplying the information. These sites have their purposes, but your drive to follow and connect through this information is low. We crave interaction along with our understanding.
As a Social Worker, my person encompasses my profession. The boundaries are more fluid between my professional and personal life because how I serve the community is an outpouring of who I am. Yet,as social media Hannah I find myself only presenting information that I want everyone to see. The time of privacy is over. As a professional, I mix my personal and professional self in a way that presumes my title as Social Worker.Even in my personal Facebook page, I censor what is published and who are my friends, fully aware that possibly anyone can view my page.
Reid Hoffman, founder of Linked, defined the purposes of social media, separating personal, media, and professional well. He then claims that the risk of transparency is obsolete compared to the benefits of connectivity. Read more here: http://mikeg.typepad.com/perceptions/2010/01/privacy-social-network-sites-a-case-of-conflicting-agendas.html
As I continue to develop my online presence, I will become more and more transparent, yet the information I share will censored and appropriate for both my personal and professional life.
If your new here, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. My hope is through this site I will allow myself the opportunity to grow through creative expression while distributing helpful and exciting information to you. I am a graduate Social Work student studying at Georgia State University and I am currently enrolled in a Social Media course. This blog will be an outlet for personal and professional merge of social work and social media. Let’s Do It!!!