I finally did the grown up thing and locked up my social media accounts. By that I mean after about 5 years of trying to get as many people to follow me online as possible I’ve decided to give up the fight and turn all of my accounts to private.
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Now that I’m in school I’ve been thinking long and hard about my future career, professionalism, and how I present myself online. I don’t think I’ve done anything particularly embarrassing online but I think it’s better safe than sorry so I locked up my accounts. My future clients don’t need to know my personal business and quite frankly future coworkers don’t need to know either.
Over the years I think I’ve done a good job at being responsible with how to express myself online in a sense that I have don’t anything offense, rude, or unprofessional but I think being in control of my online presence is important and with that came the decision to be a little more private online.
I couldn’t find a way to make my YouTube or Tumblr. pages private so I may end up deleting those accounts before I graduate but in the meantime I don’t want to do anything too crazy. I’m also not sure what to do about my blog…since you can read up a lot about me on here. I would never delete my blog, but I’m probably not going to be blasting links anywhere other than my private pages.
With locking up my accounts I’ve also opened a few new ones up, too. I now have a professional Instagram page (@amanda_rife) and I’m working on a professional website to showcase my cosmetology work. I have a lot of work to put into it still but once I get the website set up I’m planning on making some business cards for my cosmetology career (I know I have SO many business cards…but I’m actually going to use the new set I promise!)
I love my little corner of the internet here on my blog but it’s definitely time to double check and clean things up a bit. I have a lot of HUGE goals with my cosmetology career and I think the first step of reaching them smoothly is by growing up a little bit a locking up my accounts online.