On Thursday 6 February, the fab folk at Lightful asked us to reclaim social media for good.
I watched as inspiring posts from amazing organisations across the country rolled through my news feeds.
I joined in – sharing good news from the brilliant clients that I work with and what we have achieved together to make the world a better place.
Since then, I have been thinking a lot about how social media makes me feel.
I’m used to working behind the scenes, as the faceless comms bod behind the feeds of campaigns and organisations I care deeply about. I am comfortable there. I know this world.
But when it comes to putting myself out there, it’s a different story.
I ask myself how people will react to my opinions and advice, or to the photos of myself that I am reticent to share.
I think of the trolls and the negativity I see all too often and wonder if any of that anger will be directed my way.
That’s why I’m getting behind this movement 100 per cent.
I’m looking more mindfully at the social media communities I’m building and surrounding myself with people who make me feel good.
And I’m making a promise to share more posts that are crafted simply to make our corner of the internet a nicer and more interesting place to be.
Are you with me?
Claire, Director, Colvine Communications.