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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

Oct 19, 2022

My podcast celebrated its 6th birthday at the end of September, and I’m blown away by how far I’ve come and how far this show and you, the listener, have come. If you’ve been here awhile, you’ll know that every 10 episodes I do a special show or topic. This week’s show is episode 320, so let’s jump into my thoughts on influencers and what it means to influence people.

3:03 – Influencers

  • I loathe the term influencer. If someone calls me that, I will immediately reject that.
  • That suggests I have more influence than people you know, but that’s not true.
  • Everybody listening today has influence.

4:10 – Sidewalks

  • When I was 8 years old, I wanted sidewalks in my neighborhood.
  • I went to the town council and demanded sidewalks. It took 2.5 years of letter writing and speaking, but I got the sidewalks.

6:34 – Rethinking your influence

  • My goal is to get you to rethink what it means to influence people on social media.
  • Whether you have five followers of 5 million, think about how you can practically use social media for good.
  • I promised myself I would not add to the hate on social media.

8:24 – Children and grandchildren

  • When you post on social media, ask yourself: Would I be OK with my children, grandchildren or great grandchildren seeing or reading this?

9:31 – My mom’s journals

  • My mom died when I was a senior in high school. My dad gave me her journals, and it has made a huge impact on me.

10:36 – If my kid posted this …

  • Ask yourself about your social media posts: Is this something I’d be OK with my children posting when they’re older?

11:03 – Encouraging others

  • The third question I ask is: Does this content encourage or uplift, make people laugh or smile, bring joy to others, educate or connect people?

12:48 – Changing opinions

  • I don’t post about politics, because people’s opinions aren’t changed on Facebook.
  • Your social media following doesn’t define you.


Your online presence is going to be a digital legacy.

Think about how you can practically use social media for good.

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