Okay, two similar incidences occurred today, and I have to speak up. I was chatting online with someone who is new to the marketing world. It turned out she had shut down her twitter account because people were “hurting her feelings.” We discussed it for awhile and went on. Then just a couple of hours ago, someone confided in me with a similar story that had occurred with regards to her blog. Another person landed several comments on her post in a very rude and harsh manner. Of course, it hurt her feelings and she was confused why she was treated so badly.
The post pointed out that her content wasn’t very good, there wasn’t enough of it, and it was the wrong kind of content. Wow! I beg to differ with that conclusion because I have visited her blog. Her blog is not all about network marketing, but who cares? She has found a very nice niche for herself . One of the wonderfuls things about social marketing is we get to share who we are. Each of us are unique and special. All of us should play a part in allowing everyone out there to feel safe.
I think there should be a more gentle, kinder way to help someone who is just starting out or anyone out there for that matter. Who do these people think they are that just because they may have been around for 6 months or 6 years or however length of time they’ve been marketing, they think they are the experts and have a right to treat people badly? The marketers who are successful and at the top of their game are smart enough to realize how important their personal branding means to the successful outcome of their business and everyone else’s! Besides the successful people in this business don’t have to work hard to be polite or nice. In my experience, it seems that these people at the top naturally are social and love people and helping them. It isn’t their vocabulary to be rude or “mean.”
I’m not trying to toot my horn, but I reassured her that any person who leaves that kind of garbage on a post is obviously not surviving in the marketing world. This type of behavior shows that the person who wrote the naughty post has no clue of what they are doing and are revealing their inscurity.
People who behave like that online and offline don’t make it. They spin their wheels going nowhere because the truth is that “everybody knows” what is sincere or not. God gave us that really cool instinctive awareness that helps us differentiate between inappropriate intentions and wonderful characteristics like kindness, charity, sincerity, and honor.