I think most of us have seen it.
The blog post or Facebook entry or comment where you just go "How many glasses of wine has THAT one had tonight???".
Things said that shouldn't have been said, but were.
And sometimes there's no fixing what's been done.
I've seen posts that if the agent's broker also saw, I'd bet good money the poster would be "seeking other job opportunities".
But booze and drugs (both legal and illegal) aren't the only risk to our social media presence.
I may be an engineer, and that might have many think I'm an emotional automaton. And while I've got a fairly thick skin and might be oblivious to more subtle cues, that doesn't make me impervious to reactions.
Another agent does something jerky?
A client says something out of line?
A "friend" turns out not to be a friend?
An unexpected tech issue sucking up our time to fix.
All things that can happen any given day of our lives.
And when those things happen, our mental state can be altered.
Today? It's been good and bad, and I hit a daily double in that list above.
The result? I know I'm a bit "off" in my mental attitude.
I know it's not a good night for me to write a consumer facing post.
I wouldn't want the tone of my mind to transfer over to my writing.
I look at it this way, ANY one post may be my one chance to land or lose a client. So why risk it tonight? There are other days to cover other topics, when I'm not under the influence of agitation :)
So a little restraint is the recipe tonight.
Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz