AMA: Sarah Parmenter

5 years ago from Sarah Parmenter, Founder, You Know Who

  • Sarah ParmenterSarah Parmenter, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    Thank you for your question, Martin!

    I still don't feel entirely "back" - I struggle with a lot of elements of social media, mainly Facebook to be honest. It's a cliché but the trick is to remember you truly are seeing the highlight reel someone has carefully curated. I try to only skim-read Facebook and have many so-called "friends" on mute.

    I'm much better at putting myself online again now, previously I had convinced myself I was uninteresting to the web industry because I had started a salon that was exceptionally female orientated. I've got over that now, but I still struggle with the balance between putting myself out there, and people thinking I'm conceited for doing so. I'm sure one day soon I'll make peace with that.

    I still prefer Twitter to Facebook - I like that Twitter still feels like our industry being exceptionally open and honest about a variety of experiences, on a daily basis. It's the geek water cooler of the world.

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