How To Avoid Stalkers | Acting Resource Guru
Happy Tuesday and Happy 4th of July! I hope you’re able to enjoy today with friends and family! 🙂
A few weeks ago, before the #GuruReviewChallenge, I began a two-part answer to a #GuruTips viewer’s question regarding online harassment and potential stalking. She asked what she could do to cultivate a fan base while avoiding sketchy fans, and specifically what to do if strangers obsessively comment on her page (or worse).
This is a serious problem, so I’m getting serious in my answer. I previously mentioned how a member of a Facebook group for actors said I “should be shot.” Does this qualify as a threat and should I go to the police? I explain this and more in this week’s video, so click below to watch!

Having fans is cool; stalkers… not so much. Here’s what to do when those lines get blurred.Click to Tweet This: "Having fans is cool; stalkers... not so much. Here's what to do when those lines get blurred. via @ActResourceGuru http://actingresourceguru.com/blog/how-to-avoid-stalkers"

If you missed the first part of this question, click here to watch and learn how to cultivate an online fan base, and avoid those who are less than sincere.
Remember, even though the burden of proof for stalking in the law is pretty high, there’s nothing stopping you from reporting posts, blocking users, and deleting them from your communications.
But really, the most important thing here is your safety, so if you have even a feeling that there’s a credible threat to your or your family, or you have questions about whether or not there is a threat (or if it is credible), go to the authorities. They are there to answer your questions and help you out.
I hope this helps, and if you have a question on your mind, send it over to questions@actingresourceguru.com. I’ll answer it in a future episode of GuruTips for Actors!
Enjoy the fireworks!

xo,
Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.

1 COMMENT

  1. Watching your video is a major reason why I don’t involve myself in social media with the exception of Facebook and with it, I restrict the content that’s posted on my page. As an actor, I don’t feel a need to spread myself thin to the rest of the world to receive recognition or get an agent. There are backdoor alternatives for doing that. Good advice, Thanks!

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