Political Pontificating on Facebook - Yea or Nay (Revisited in 2017)

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Almost exactly two years ago, I posted the following blog which was deemed worthy of feature by the Active Rain Gods and Goddesses.

Seems like a timely blog, so... here 'tis again... 

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I lean toward the conservative side of the aisle. Not 100% - I couldn't care less who marries whom or changes their body parts to suit them, but generally, yeah, I'm a right-winger. 

(Lefties, are you already getting a bit ruffled? Fellow right-wingers, do you like me a little more now? Ah, we'll get to that). 

Sometimes when I'm surfing my newsfeed and see an opinionated post from a liberal friend, I get a bit irritated. Not because I don't respect his or her right to his or her opinion, but rather because political posts tend to imply (or outright state) that the "other side" is stupid. And when I'm on the "other side," I feel insulted. And when I feel someone has insulted me, I tend to not like that. Further, since I don't agree with my liberal friend's opinion, I might even think a bit less of his or her intelligence, because, well, I think they're wrong! 

(Stay with me here.)

So, it seems that if that is the case, it would be wise for a self-employed person (for example, a real estate agent) to avoid political pontifications and stick with discussing the weather, what they had for breakfast or their most recent listing. 

Right? Right?? 

Not so fast. 

Sometimes when I'm surfing my newsfeed and see an opinionated post from a conservative friend (as long as they aren't bashing marriage freedom or B/C Jenner), I perk up. I smile. I might even comment positively. And, go figure, I feel complimented because this FB friend o'mine is implying that I'm smart because I agree with him/her AND since I do agree, I think a little bit higher of my FB friend as well! 

So, if THIS is the case, it seems it would be wise for a self-employed person to embrace political pontifications...?

Hmmmm, what to do, what to do?

Your choice! Think about it... if you have strong political views, doesn't it make sense that you might connect better with people who think along the same lines? (however right or wrong you may be, JUST KIDDING). And, further, that you might have "issues" with folks who have equally strong views that conflict with yours?

So perhaps... just perhaps... political pontificating might be a fantastic way to attract the perfect clients for you!?

Thoughts? 

 

Somewhat Related Blogs:
Is Transparency a Good Thing in Your Personal Marketing?
Should You Take Real Estate Advice from a Republican?

 

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Mike Frazier
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Jennifer, I seem to have much more in common with other conservatives hence I don't mind clients knowing my political persuasion.

Oct 13, 2016 07:29 AM #1
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I don't post my political or religious opinions but I am very political and religious.  

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I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

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