Cussing has always been considered taboo.
Occasionally I’ve been on the fence about whether or not I should cuss online. I realize I’m posting this to my personal blog, which is on my professional website, which I use to find work, which keeps me from living under a bridge, but on the other hand, I care about transparency and authenticity.
Here’s the deal. I curse in real life, because I am in fact, a real person. And my blog, is my creative outlet in which I want to showcase as much as my personality as possible. And unless I’m talking about killing puppies, I just don’t think it’s a big deal. Besides, I try my best to leverage it to attract the type of clients I want to be doing work for AND would want to be friends with in real life.
And who may those people be, you ask? People who drop the occasional, F–bomb.
The internet makes you paranoid. How much of yourself should you share? How honest should you be? Should you post controversial topics? Yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwn and barf.
I get it to a certain degree. I’ve been in a position to hire, and I can tell you, that I narrowed down my search based on online profiles. But that came down to racial slurs, hate speech and illegal substance abuse. Basically, I think it comes down to the context in which it’s being used.
I care a lot about professionalism but I also know that one of the reasons I’ve always been drawn to art and design is because of the freedom it gave you to be yourself.
So fuck it.