Saturday, May 26, 2012

Social Responsibility

Social media is one of the best things to happen for the Mrs. International Pageant.  Facebook gives us the chance to share photos and keep up on the strides each title holder is able to achieve to make a difference.  Twitter provides real-time updates in a news format.  And then there is Pinterest, to share designers fashions, successful fundraising ideas and news articles.   With all these great resources to share everything you are doing with the crown, the one thing to remember is personal safety and the safety of your loved ones.   

I recently received an update on social responsibility that I wanted to share with you all.  Two (2) key items to remember are to (1) be mysterious, and (2) mix it up.  As a titleholder, you can find yourself with stalkers who like to follow your every move without your knowledge.  How can you throw them off their game?  You can alter the times when you post information on Facebook and Twitter.  For example, if you are going out of town for an appearance, it may be best to wait until after the appearance to share it online.  Time and time again there are cases of homes being broken into because of information posted online, especially when you “check-into” locations with Four Square and other apps.   

Being a titleholder in today’s society is a blessing.  You have so many more opportunities to spread your message, fundraise and help others.  Just be sure to keep your wits about you.  If you ever have a doubt about sharing information, just hold onto it, and share it after the appearance is complete.  This will protect you and those you love, plus you can still share all the wonderful things you are doing as a titleholder. 

Janet Bolin

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