Alex Gonzaga's sound advice for social media success
MANILA, Philippines – Alex Gonzaga's career is soaring to new heights. From TV hosting, to acting, to becoming an author, singer, and in demand endorser, Alex shared that like everyone else, she's picked up many lessons from the past. (READ: Alex Gonzaga on being compared to Sarah G, big sis Toni)
With her flourishing career comes a huge responsibility – Alex has around 1.5 million followers on Instagram and over half a million on Twitter.
During the launch of Uniqlo’s campaign called UTYouTalk, Thursday, May 28, Alex gave a few helpful tips about navigating social media. (READ: Photo recap: Alex Gonzaga in star-studded 'Unexpected Concert')
“Minsan nakakalimutan mo na bad mood ka or you want to express or be a fan girl... ako iniisip ko is think before you click. And when you click it, you can’t delete it,” she said in jest.
(There are times when you are in a bad mood or you want to express or be a fan girl... me, I just remember to think before I click.)
Turning serious, Alex added: “Make sure mo na [kung] nag-post ka, kaya mo siya panagutan and hindi ka lang nakigaya.” (Make sure that when you post something online, you are firm about it and that you did not just ride on the trend.)
“Always remember that when you express yourself, make sure you’re inspiring other people , helping other people, encouraging other people rather than bashing or destroying other people. Yung freedom natin of expression, yung freedom of speech you make something out of it, something good out hindi yung basta-basta na makakaclick nang wala lang (not just clicking without a reason),” she said.
On what changed her life
Aside from her wise words about social media, Alex also shared a thing or two about love.
“Alam n’yo, yung pinaka nag-change ng buhay ko is the time that I decided na hindi na ako mag-dadate ng tao na hindi nila nakikita ang worth ko. Kasi parang doon ko na realize na bakit ba ako date nang date sa mga tao na alam ko na walang future, na hindi naman kaya akong panagutan,” she said.
(You know, what's really changed in my life is that I decided not to date any man who does not see my worth. Because that's where I realized, why do I keep dating people with whom I know there's no future, who won't fight for me.)
“Mas gumaan ang pakiramdam ko na everyday, two years na akong single na everyday, I am one with my thoughts, nakikila ko ang sarili ko. Ngayon na naging single ako mas nalaman ko ang worth ko, mas nalaman ko ano gusto ko kaya hindi na ako magpapaloko, magpapauto,” she added.
(I feel better that everyday, for the two years that I have been single, I am one with my thoughts, that I know myself better. Now that I am single, I know my value, what I want in life, and I will not allow myself again to be fooled and be played around with again.) – Rappler.com