I have been thinking about this social media stuff a lot lately. I have been seeing so many brands that I love being so candid, almost too candid on their medias. It has made me stop and wonder if social media devalues people or things. There are some things I hold at high regard - mostly meaning my "fashion informers" people that I like to take note of what they are wearing and what they find appealing. What is happening is the more that you peek into their lives the more I find it either increases my opinion of them or it severely turns me off to them. I find that so funny! Why would who they are as a person change how I feel about their style? It isn't like their style changed! Does seeing how they live make their opinion less relevant to me? Is it that seeing their personal lives make me not as interested in owning the same types of things that they do? Or does seeing the real them make me less interested in their style altogether...?
It all seems so quick - you love one thing one minute and then you are bored and onto the next thing. It is like I suddenly have A.D.D. for the first time in my life! I get bored and move on.
Another thing I see is that companies who handle their own PR tend to take comments and interactions too lightly on social media. They respond too quickly out of emotion and they start to discredit their brand by doing so. They are naive if they think people are noticing. Someone is ALWAYS watching.
It is a fine line between mixing personal and a brand. It may make people see too much into your life and they start to not respect your word as much. Or it could do the opposite - it could make people fall in love with you and want to be part of who you are. It is a tight rope to walk on.
What are your thoughts? Does seeing constantly into the life of someone you esteem make a difference for you? Does seeing a brand use too much personal content make you less likely to follow along? I wanna hear what makes it or breaks it when on social media (unless you are going to rip on me and my horribly candid comments, then please walk away slowly without speaking - haha!) Really - no offense taken, I just want to hear honest opinions and what you do and don't love about brands and people you follow.