In the social media world there is nothing worse than Digital Drama and Digital Drama Queens. Some people seem to thrive on it while most of us find it funny when it involves someone else but distasteful in our own lives. Digital Drama can play havoc in our lives and can keep us from have fulling relationships by scaring away potential opportunities.
There are several ways to stop the Drama ,but first and most importantly it is up to you to take control of your social media profile. Once again we go back to the basics ,that you need to make sure you are projecting the image that you want to project. People should see only what you want them to and never anything else .You must remain in control of your message and your message must to tailored to attract the type of people or types of situations you want to attract.
The ugly truth is that some people are simply to jealous or too immature to handle social media and you need to take action quickly and decisively .That means some times its OK to block your mom , or some of your old high school friends because they just don’t know how to behave.
Don’t be be easily offended .Remember sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you . Do your best to look past trivial offenses and remember most drama is created by boredom.
Remind yourself that everything you text or IM is public information. Anything you post on a website is also public .If you do not want somebody to know something, don’t text it, IM it or post it . Anything in digital format can always end up in the wrong hands or be misunderstood no matter how careful you are.
That also means you have to apply the same standards to yourself. The rules for social media are no different than the rules in real life. It’s important to know who your friends are. Don’t tell random strangers your thoughts on someone else. It could result in disaster. Keep close to your friends and know the ones you can really trust and if its not obvious its best to always let people prove themselves over time. Always keep secrets ,you cant expect people to keep your secrets if you don’t keep theirs.
And finally never get involved in anyone else’s drama. Just stay out of it, don’t get sucked in.It’s not your problem, don’t try to fix things. When two of your best friends are arguing, listen to both sides of the stories, but stay neutral. As the old expression goes the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Some people will always try to suck you in and should be blocked and avoided.