Instead I created CheriSpeak and put everything about me in one place — the good, the bad, and the ugly. What have I got to hide? They are bound to find the dirt eventually, so I may as well disclose it all up front. Of course not everything I have done in my life is here on this site. At 45, I have a lot left to include, but this is a great place for a taste of all things “Cheri” and it is always a work in progress.
When I write on my blog, I don’t necessarily “share” my work with all of my social networks. Some things that are appropriate to “share” on FaceBook simply are all wrong for LinkedIn. That being said, I am well aware that anyone can find any of my articles and that’s fine because I am not hiding anything, but there is a certain etiquette involved in social networking. In fact, even my resume has a full “social media disclosure” with links to see my accounts. People are going to find them anyway, and employers and clients do care about what you are involved in as well as how wide of a reach you have, so why not be up front? As a writer, my social reach is as important as my content to clients and other publishers.