Kumar Gauraw

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Kumar Gauraw is a Personal Branding & Social Media strategist helping entrepreneurs and skilled professionals achieve personal and professional success by developing leadership and leveraging the power of the Internet, Blogging and Social Media.

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  1. Hi Kumar,

    These are all great “don’t” points. (I get a lot of FB spam, as you’ve mentioned in #8.)

    The corollary, of course, is are the “do” points. I would say, chief among these is simply be who you are online no differently than being who you are in person.

    I think that conducting yourself in a manner that earns respect, being authentically you, wherever you are, is very important.

    Kindest Regards,

    • Absolutely Bill. Only do things online which you are comfortable doing in real life. That’s the mantra. But sometimes, we need these reminders 🙂 Thank you for sharing your views.



  2. Great tips on personal branding. We were fortunate to be associating with right folks since the beginning of our social media era and it has really helped. Many people are going to benefit from this blog post, I am sure.

  3. These are great tips brother. I see many people making these mistakes. I have also made these in the past. But these make sense and I realize that we should be cautious of what we do and don’t when we are online at all these places.

  4. Excellent post Mr. Kumar and thanks for the great 10 pointers. I have heard some stuff like this before but it is always good for me to hear it again, now I know where I stand and how I am doing on these. I’m completely agree with you on all of these points and I would like to thanks again for your advice.

  5. Very good post, Kumar 🙂 Many people should really carefully read this info. One thing I always pay attention when being online is to act exactly the same as I act in life.

  6. A perfect guide to keep in check our online activities. Learned a lot. Thank you for sharing Bhaiya.

  7. Awesome tips for protecting your brand reputation. Now a days brand reputation is very much important if you want to stand out in the online competition. Thanks for sharing such a nice piece of information Mr. Kumar 🙂

  8. Hi Kumar,

    These are the golden rules when on social media. Never ever go to religion or politics. I won’t do it online or off line. It only causes a heated argument in the long run. Some things need to be private.

    I’m happy to see that you mentioned “likes” because so many people will just “like” something that can be inappropriate, or even worse, something that is not even true on social sites.

    I happen to be very picky when it comes to these things. I’m very cautious to even press that like button, even if it is something amusing because I don’t want to share my opinion on anything not pertaining to who I am or what my brand stands for.

    I see too many people re-tweating things they never even read! Not me!!! It does have to meet my approval. This is why I don’t like automation that much. Things get tweeted by people just to gain numbers. I’m a gal that likes quality, not quantity.

    I want to thank you very much for writing this post to enlighten people to be more cautious when on social sites.

    Many Blessings,

    • Hi Donna,

      First of all,thank you for taking time to share your thoughts and adding value to this post.

      And when it comes to LIKEs, you said it all. People don’t understand how much damage it may cause to their own image in public if they are not careful about what they are liking/sharing especially on Facebook and Google+. Most people get wrapped up in the glamour of the post and indulge themselves in completely irrelevant topics. We, as entrepreneurs, need to be cautious of every action we take in public because everything matters.

      I am glad to know that you already have been cautious about that. This is what a responsible entrepreneur will do 🙂



  9. Thanks for this information as I will be beginning a job search shortly. Since most sites perform some type of social media information background check on candidates, these tips are extremely effective,

  10. Ime A Ibanga

    Comprehensively, masterfully and insightfully presented!

  11. Lots of good advice here that many people don’t necessarily take to heart, especially when you’re first starting a business. When you are first starting out, any activity on social media seems to help, but you might be unintentionally digging yourself a hole that can be hard to get out of. Bottom line: just be smart on social media, and consider every post on those sites as an official company statement.

  12. I think this article is useful for all and deserves to be read and used as a reference

  13. Hussain

    A very nice article with a great point. I will be very helpful for all.

  14. I definitely get a lot of spamming in linked in with the excuse of “private messages”. Point #10 is one that I live by because it’s a waste of time to complain about or criticize others when you could spend your time building your brand with promotions, surveys, and customer involvement. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed the article.

  15. Thanks for sharing this amazing and informative article … enjoyed every bit of it .. 🙂


  16. Some great advice here, I was doing “social media” back in the 90’s when it was known as CompuServe GEnie and America Online. We had compa y forums as well as a proprietary BBS (bulletin board system). I think the biggest problem with companies and social media now is how they overreact to just a few negative comments. They’re very skittish.

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