I have belonged to Social Media Girlfriends (#SMGirlfriends on Twitter) ever since its inception. I enjoy it so much. Dabney Porte, the charming woman who started it is absolutely wonderful. She is intelligent, beautiful, mindful, and one of the best Social Media Coaches around. She has helped us all through some sticky situations. She does Social Media Manners (SMManners) on Tuesday nights and knows more about Internet etiquette than anyone I know. She has built a wonderful following of some of the most caring women around.
Over the past months, our social media girlfriends community of global brilliance has been under attack. These attacks have targeted Dabney directly, and our community as a whole via both documented/reported defaming/slanderous phone calls ( I received such a call from the lead bully/hater in attempts to defame Dabney) and a full out bot/spam account within our #SmGirlfriends community on Twitter.
We all know that those who hate others are typically women or men who lack self esteem and do not feel worthy of their own success. I see it via these attacks and others on social media each day. In this case however, it seems the behavior is led by the very person who called me and it is my opinion that she is emotionally unwell and very unstable.
As a community it is our goal to empower women. To inspire and lift each of us up so we can continue to spread true friendship and women empowerment. To do this, we must together protect our nest on Twitter and each other.