Remember the old days in school when you’d get sent to the principal’s office. You’d be told something like, “No, Billy, putting ex-lax in the teacher’s coffee maker was NOT a good idea!” After punishment was assigned, he’d end the conversation using his low, scary voice, “This is going on your permanent record.” Well, the permanent record has gone global with social media. I’m continuously amazed at how big it is, but also how small. A few examples.
I once tweeted about wanting the funds for a waterproof laptop because my best ideas come to me in the shower. This lead to Jami Gold telling me about waterproof notepads and then seconds later, the company that made them started following me.
Another time I was convinced my coffee was spiked with Ambien because I was so sleepy. Ambien tips tweeted back for me to take a nap to be on the safe side.
I’ll tweet something I don’t think is that special (Just a cool thing to tweet about.) and then I’m getting responses and retweets up the wazoo. I’m like, “You guys actually read this stuff?”
But it doesn’t stop with Twitter. Before I had a Twitter account, I read and commented on blogs. Future Fandrew and awesome friend, Susan Bischoff was reading the same blogs too. By the time I found her blog, she already knew something about me.
This brings me to my awesome news. Last week, I posted about a comic that blew me away called Undying Love. I tweeted about it and the guys that wrote it noticed. Then they read the post. Then they thanked me. Then they RETWEETED the post!
After that, I was feeling so good, I decided to ask them if they wanted to do an interview. They said YES!
I think we all know what we say on the internet is there forever, but do we realize how vast it is? No matter what you say, someone, somewhere is reading it. And making a decision based on how you’ve presented yourself. What will they think of you?
Info stuff- I’m doing one more ROW80 update for Sunday and then I’m taking a week off the internet so my brains (yes, plural) don’t melt. I’ll be back Monday, April 25th