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Who Are These Strange People?

I was thrilled to discover the flight I'm on today has wifi available, and quickly whipped out my iPad to log into my social networks.  I got a strange feeling someone was peaking over my shoulder and then when I noticed the woman next to me glance over,  watching me browse through Facebook messages.  I got a weird feeling of embarrassment and felt the need to explain that I work in this industry and help companies use these tools to build their business. I wanted her to know that I was doing worthy and noble work!  She needed to know.

I could almost hear the smug comments she was thinking: “What valuable information could possibly be shared there and how can they fill pages and pages with it? What a waste of time. I just don't get it!”

I readjusted my iPad so she could not see my screen (as if she really cared).

She reached into her bag and pulled out a stack of magazines titled “Quilters World.” I looked over smugly and thought, “What valuable information could possibly be shared there and how can they fill pages and pages with it? What a waste of time…I just don't get it.”

I opened up WordPress to begin blogging and thought…”At least I'm creating something lasting!”  ; )

Gina

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  • Peter Muturi
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    Great analogy.

    However, too much of something is poisonous. People create likeable personalities online and it has become a challenge to connect to people on a more personal level.

    Do you agree?

    • GinaSchreck
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      Peter, I agree! People should be themselves online. Show your personality, connect authentically with people so that if you have the opportunity to meet face-to-face, there are no surprises. 🙂

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