Stephen King said, “If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.” This quotation is salient to the writer trying to negotiate a social media presence.
Professional and business types advise that job seekers and business owners stay away from controversial topics that might alienate future employers or customers. Meanwhile people advocating for political and social change gather online to organize and debate and educate by bring difficult conversations to more and more people.
Choosing a strategy might be seen as a fairly simple matter of priorities, of deciding on a primary purpose for the Web in one’s life – unless …
You are both an activist and a job seeker or business owner.
You trade in ideas: day job or no day job, an aspiring artist whose work covers political topics can not afford to avoid “politics” online.
Consider this interesting project by a corporate consultant; it addresses the price of letting these taboos stand: Excerpts from “Sex, Politics & Religion at the Office”