Personable or Serious? What’s My Style
Sitting on the virtual desk in my mind is Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and my blog waiting to be branded. I can see them clearly! I see all the design elements scattered about them, each one teasing me and calling to me. I’m not sure what my design concept is yet for branding so it’s rather daunting seeing all these possibilities lying around, vying for attention.
“Pick me!” says the personable, fun-loving, chatty blog.
“No! You must be serious. I’m your choice,” says the detached, professional, you-want-people-to-take-you-seriously blog.
My Twitter account has always been reserved for cause-promotion (I used it exclusively to promote budget-friendly activities) but now it’s being co-opted by other activities and I fear I will need to rename it because, frankly, @thoroughlyurban takes up a lot of Twitter space.
But I also want to be friendly and personable on Twitter!
I get caught between professional and personable and I don’t know how to be personably-professional. Or if I should.
And I’m wordy. I play with words and sentences and my writing can get muddled and obscure if I’m not careful.
So here’s what I’m going to do. Since I’m new at all this social media branding stuff I will just…well…be myself. What a thought! Perhaps when I become more aware of who I am and where I’m going, I will slip naturally into a professional mode true to me and no one will be the wiser.