I’m a big fan of social media. I think it’s a fun experiment of how to put my creative touch on things. Plus, it helps me stay in contact with people I don't see on a regular basis.
Now, I’m a people person, always have been, and I believe being an authentic person is what makes this business function. Expressing ourselves and the lives of characters is what we do. Still, many actors I know limit themselves online by thinking of their career before their human-ness. It turns into a constant overshare of professional “wins” and monotonous information, and not enough personal connection.
I get it. It can feel scary to show your vulnerability, especially publicly. However, if you don't allow yourself to be seen, how can you expect to become known? (If you’re scared of being vulnerable, a little Brené Brown can go a long way.)
The key is to strike a balance in the content you're sharing between protecting your privacy, supporting others, and...