Hi Zach J. Payne, I totally see what you are saying. There are good parts of social media that help “unique” people find their own tribe. I completely agree. I actually love the way that you have built a tribe for yourself online, through Medium, the Ninja Writers and Shaunta Grimes. I feel however, that your offline relationship with Shaunta and the space that you occupy in your real life perhaps gives more “proof” to your own authenticity online. In your case, it’s more about unleashing your true self online and less about constructing a false identity.
This is a great point. I was going to wait to revise. But, I’m going to add this point to the post.
The differentiation between lying and unveiling authenticity is a point that must be taken into account.
Thanks for reading and bouncing off ideas with me :).