Raise your hand if you’re tired of clicking on a friend’s post or blog entry thinking it’s going to be something useful and interesting only to discover it’s basically a sales pitch for whatever they’re selling….
I guess networked sales have always been around, at least as long as capitalism drives the way we all make a living. And I’m all about people having a chance to make a living.
I don’t even mind (much) when someone I know personally includes me on their sales call list. …. once. And only once. (I don’t buy much of what gets sold that way, but I guess you’re welcome to try.)
But when I see someone’s post pop up in my feed, and it’s got a good title and opening hook, and then I go read the post only to discover that really they’re just trying to sell me a juice cleanse / fitness program / financial management product ….
*shakes head* So disappointing.
Perhaps this is one area where a compartmentalized life might be the better choice?
I know, it’s a pipe dream. The whole point of social media is to swirl together every aspect of life into a discussion and networking soup.
I guess I’m starting off 2016 kinda cranky. 😉
I write. I design. I cook. I read. I make music. I talk to people -- all kinds of people.
I used to teach and hopefully will do so again someday.
My dream job would be a cross between barrista and consultant, with a large helping of international travel and bohemian wandering through concerts, museums, galleries, and open spaces.
Somewhere back in time, my students started calling me "RameyLady" and the name stuck. I like it. There's a Ramey-man too. He's a much better writer but he seems to be too humble to share it with the world....at least, not yet.