Celebrities have it hard. And by that I mean that whatever they do get critiqued in every single way no matter if what they are doing is good or bad. With social media growing, it has become a great outlet for celebrities to express themselves, market themselves, and more. But it can also be a crucial outlet because of how the world analyzes their lives. So, this has caused some celebrities to be very mindful of what they are doing or saying on these social media platforms. Danny Rubin actually made an article about writing less and saying more. In that article he discusses brevity and how it can be very beneficial when writing. Sometimes taking out needless words is key when it comes to saying what you want to say. This made me think of celebrities and how they have developed their social media pages so they aren’t saying too much, but are still saying enough.
Beyoncé (you guys know I love her) is a very good example of a celebrity who says less – but still happens to gets her point across. Beyoncé has always been meticulous with what she does. Instagram is definitely a place where she doesn’t post much, but she posts just enough to keep you updated with what she is doing. For example, unlike many celebrities who reveal their pregnant bellies by letting the public pry into their lives or guess if they are pregnant, Beyoncé waited until the perfect time to post a picture that let the world know she pregnant again. What was truly great about the picture was that she posted a picture in minimal clothes that showed her baby bump because of the rumors that surfaced 5 years ago that said she wasn’t pregnant with her first daughter Blue. Her posting this picture below was basically her saying “I’m a woman who takes pride in being pregnant. I’m still a normal human being like the rest of you – so don’t even say that I’m not really pregnant this time” without her really having to say it. Again, this is similar to what Rubin was saying but with a twist: Post Less – Say More.
Although Beyoncé has mastered the post less, say more technique, there are plenty of celebrities that do the same exact thing. The beautiful and talented singer, Alicia Keys, is a really good example of posting less and saying more. Last year, Alicia Keys began to post pictures of her not wearing make up on Instagram. Now some celebrities do this just for the hell of it, but when Alicia kept posting pictures of her bare face, the public started to ask questions. While the public kept asking questions, she did not respond. The public later discovered from an interview Alicia Keys did was the message she was trying to convey was the fact that you don’t have to wear makeup to be considered beautiful. Still till this day, Alicia Keys hasn’t touched make up.
I think both of these ladies do a great job at saying what they have to say through their Instagram posts without having to spell everything out for people. I think that’s how many celebrities should be and I also think that is how regular people should be. I say this because the less you post, or the more careful and meticulous you are behind your posts will benefit you in the long run, especially if you have employers looking at your social media or you are conducting business on social media. So, post less – say more. Be careful with your pictures. AND Be careful with your words.
Carter-Knowles, Beyonce (Beyonce). “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters”. 1 Feb 2017. Instagram.
Keys, Alicia (AliciaKeys). “Constantly discovering, relearning & deciding again and again who I want to be. I’m my interview with @MuseumMammy @GlamourMag Activism Issue!”. 1 Feb 2017. Instagram.
Rubin, Danny. “Write Less, Say More.” LifeHacker. 5 Nov 2012. Web.