How To Be Stellar Online Right Now?

How To Be Stellar Online Right Now?
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How To Be Stellar Online Right Now?

In this post you will learn how to be stellar online right now. In the times of a crisis all kind of extremities lift their ugly head but being part of it can harm your reputation. Keeping your personal image intact and authentic is now more important than ever. So be mindful about your digital presence.

With these practical image consulting tips you can navigate social media daily with kindness and grace during devastating times. Don’t let a silly knee-jerk reaction fail the image of trust and professionalism that you have been carefully building. These times are testing for all of us but showing genuine compassion goes a long way.

Stop Right There

  • Spreading hate, hysteria and hoaxes is ignorant and cruel. That share-button can wait while you do the thinking. Is this helpful, or even true? Am I sharing it just to stir things up? Disinformation is said to be the biggest threat to democracy. Hiram Johnson quote from 1918 sums it up well: “The first casualty of war is truth.”
  • Eliminate all judgemental, hateful, violent, discriminating, sexist or racist speech from your language today. Full stop, today.
  • Disrespecting the privacy of others remains a no-go. Besides, if you are representing your company you might get into trouble with privacy laws of your country.
  • Remember that toxic positivity is almost just as bad as being plain toxic. Every situation does not have a silver lining and you don’t have to drain yourself and others looking for one. It’s ok not to be ok.
  • Resist the urge to satisfy your curiosity by prying. Those who suffer oppression are not here to educate you. This is a growth journey that you need to take without their input.
  • Do not use the crisis as an excuse to spam, exhaust or stalk your connections with unsolicited messages and comments. This applies to both business and private. People are entitled to be uninterested in your agenda.
  • Stop supporting celebrities, politicians and public figures who are doing anything mentioned above. Press that unfollow button as a silent protest. These people do not deserve your attention.

Be Stellar Online

  • Practice kindness and compassion in your (online) presence. We never know what others are going through and what might trigger them. Allow people their personal space, feelings and privacy.
  • Share only factual, accurate, positive (see also note above about toxic positivity) and encouraging stories. Look for the helpers and stand strong in your community. It’s also entirely acceptable to take a break and just switch off for a while.
  • Speak from your heart and show originality. Stand out from the mass with poise. The greatest people in history have always been unexceptionally good with words. And the impact of their kindness stretches over generations. This could very well be something that you too would liked to be remembered for.
  • Be kind and make people smile -or even laugh. Nobody profits from keeping the atmosphere intentionally gloomy. We all need a little comic relief from time to time.
  • When all else fails just stay cool and donate your money, goods or time. Support your local registered charities and minority-owned businesses. It’s also ok to keep these acts of kindness and humanitarian aid entirely to yourself, although many thought leaders like to show good example in public.
  • Help others without risking your own mental health and well-being. Leave the really big and scary things to those who are better equipped to do so, ie. crisis experts, doctors, police, government and army. Recklessness shows poor judgement and tendency to knee-jerk reactions.
  • Support celebrities, politicians and public figures who are doing anything mentioned above.

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34 thoughts on “How To Be Stellar Online Right Now?

  1. Karalee says:

    It’s horrible how much disinformation is being spread lately. It’s so important to make sure you check that what you’re sharing is actually true before you share it!
    Thank you for sharing all the ways you can be stellar online & I agree it’s good be kind & compassionate towards others!

  2. Pinecanvas says:

    These points should pop up in every persons online device (phone, tablet, computer…) when they open it for the first time for the day.

  3. glowsteady says:

    It’s really not hard to stay in your own lane and not be negative towards other people online. The older I get/ the more time I spend online the more I realise sharing what I want and only involving myself in areas I feel like I have enough knowledge to speak with confidence is the way to go. It’s so easy to get caught up in a moment. Great tips!

  4. ellegracedeveson says:

    These are some great tips on how to keep your online presence positive. I defiantly think it’s so important to be kind online, no one deserves to be hated on. I’ll be keeping these tips in mind. Thank you so much for sharing lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

  5. Charity says:

    These are such great tips for keeping your online presence perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. readandreviewit1 says:

    Fab tips! Being genuine and kind really do go such a long way now, there’s so much negativity on the internet so spreading some love and positivity is more important than ever. Only sharing information which is correct is crucial too! Thanks for sharing x

  7. Stephanie says:

    This post is excellent! It’s truly not that challenging to navigate social media, but it seems like people seem to “want” to make it harder. Just unfollow those who you disagree with (rather than feeling the need to argue) and maintain a mix of positivity and realism. Great tips here!

  8. Mummy Conquering Anxiety says:

    I’m smiling after reading this, because your tips are great. And thank you for including the donation links.

    Social media can become toxic at times and we must all be cautious at the moment.

  9. Jenni @ I on Image says:

    Thank you for your encouraging comment! Indeed we need more truth and more kindness. There’s enough of crazy stuff going on without our contribution xx

  10. Eri Tz says:

    I loved reading this. I think it is a big part of human nature to get addicted in bad news and this sick need to feel and multiply fear. Unfortunately, lots of people adopt this as an acceptable, normal way of thinking and living. Even if some news are false people do not cross check. They are in a hurry to spread the bad news.
    We can never know what another person might be going through so being kind and polite is the least we can do in our communication.
    If we must spread something as soon as possible it should be help to those who need it and kindness.
    Thank you for your ideas in this post!

  11. Lisa's Notebook says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Jenni. It’s so important to try and retain perspective and not get sucked into a spiral at the moment. Doing whatever we can is also the best option, however it feels right for us.

  12. Lisa | Mind and Body Intertwined says:

    Great tips! There’s so much negativity out there (and fake/toxic positivity) and it’s adding to the clutter that the world is in. Hating on others won’t solve anything, we have to find a way out of this mess as a collective.

  13. Lauren says:

    This is a good post to share especially with everything happening now. It is so easy to get caught up in scrolling the news and all the posts being shared, however it is important to remember not everything is factual.
    These are some really great tips to help you not get sucked into the hysteria and use your online presence for good like sharing charities that can help as well as donations. Thank you for sharing this post.

    Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com

  14. Fransic verso says:

    Great tips, I would love to browse the internet without seeing bad stuff on the internet. However, using to make others smile and laugh is a good thing. And other could be influenced by you and do the same.

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