Many times I have gone back and forth with myself about how open to be about my business, my life on the internet. It does get a bit scary when I meet people for the first time, and they know so much about me already….and I have no idea who they are! Yet they immediately have more trust and care for me, and ideas on how we can work together or help each other. Maybe this is the future, and I am hopefully ahead of the curve.
Here is today’s chatlog with Joan, from the factory / warehouse in Dong Guan I met on MSN and she gave me these ideas – I’ll share the parts of the chat here:
Joan saysit seems that you r interested on the way of our company is goingfrom your blog…Michael Michelini sayssure, hahau read itlolJoan saysyes, i read it . and can feel something there…..you r a good person who speak true in blogMichael Michelini sayssometimes people say i should not blogat least not be so openJoan sayswhyMichael Michelini sayspeople can see my weakness ?thts what they sayJoan saysbut do you think sometimes your blog can let others know you moreand may bring your chances…if make friends, don’t like to be with the one who is a false ppl with false words…..boringMichael Michelini sayshaha, wow cool JoanJoan saysevery ppl have good point and weekness…..true…..but you r value to the ppl who appreciate who u r ….Michael Michelini saysmaybe i blog about this topic, i like thatJoan sayswoo….glad to hear thati said true as wellMichael Michelini saysyes, this has been my attitude for years nownot to hide who i amJoan saysyes…..just be who you r.Michael Michelini saysand if i lose friends or business from it, then it was not a strong relationship anywayJoan saysyes….better to know earlier
It is amazing that people find my blog, I do mention I blog, and maybe others google my name to research more about me online. I have been told not to JUMP at opportunities, to hide my interest, to make it seem hard to get my attention. But why? What is the point? Sure, maybe it helps manipulate more…but today’s world is changing, with the internet and social media – I want to embrace it.
Well, this chat with Joan inspired me to follow up with my thoughts of worrying about being too open on my blog. Maybe Joan is right, and its helping allow people to HELP me. Not hurt me..
THOUGH…maybe there are competitors, or people I may have upset in the past, watching, reading, loathing to find a chance to pounce. Well, then I feel sorry for them, because that is a pretty sad way to live, right?
So I’ll keep on bloggin’ away.