Since Robert Pattinson became famous for playing the role of King George in the 2010 film adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic Lady Garden, people have often speculated about how the handsome Englishman relates to the eccentric Spanish artist Salvador Dali.
While the two are not related by blood, it is well known that Dali and his contemporaries were huge fans of The Knight of Sadow – a book that Lawrence wrote in the 1930s about his experiences living in Spain. So, it’s not a huge shocker that when Pattinson was cast as Dali in The Artist – a movie that takes place during the Spanish Civil War – there was a connection made in people’s minds between the two. It added an air of mystery to an already fascinating relationship between an artist and a celebrity.
However, is it really just a Hollywood coincidence that turned Pattinson into the romantic partner of choice for Dali? The truth is that the fame and fortune of Hollywood stars can be a double-edged sword, because it can attract the attention of the paparazzi, who might catch you doing something embarrassing. This is particularly true if you’re not used to attracting a lot of attention, because it can cause you to behave in ways that are stupid or imprudent. This is exactly what happened to Prince Harry – who is now engaged to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Somerset – when he was photographed having a goofy grin on his face with model Iris Mueller during a funeral for Princess Anne in 2011.
While it’s a pain to have your photo taken when you’re not doing anything funny, it’s not exactly convenient to have the paparazzi following you around 24/7, waiting for the chance to catch you doing or saying something stupid. So if you want to stay relatively private, you’ve got to learn to be discreet. A talented social media strategist can help you build a good digital image, so that when the paparazzi do show up, they can’t tell where you actually come from.
In this article, we’re going to discuss how you can build a good digital image that doesn’t give away your identity, while still staying within the Hollywood system.
Take Care Of Your Health
Building a good digital image starts with taking care of your health. The last thing you need is to get sick or die before you’ve even started building your website. It’s also a good idea to have a full-time personal assistant (PA) to take care of your daily tasks, so that you can focus on the more important things in life. You can outsource part of your PA’s duties to freelancers (contractors), if you don’t have enough time to take care of everything yourself.
Get A Website
Once you’re sure that you’re healthy, it’s time to get a website. The choice of web developer is extremely important, because the person who builds your website could potentially end up being your webmaster for life. The team at Wix is reputable, and they’ve been around for a long time, so you can be sure that they’re experts in the field. They also provide a free trial, so you can check out their services and decide whether or not you want to continue with them.
Use A VPN
One of the most essential tools for someone who wants to stay anonymous online is a VPN. A VPN is short for virtual private network, and it connects you to encrypted servers, thus making it impossible for the people you’re logging in with to sniff your Internet traffic, or even see what sites you’re visiting. It can also protect you from government surveillance, if you live in one of the countries that mandates such activity. The best VPNs also have a great feature, called kill switch, which allows you to temporarily disable the service, in case you need to get away from a honeypot (a site designed to attract a particular type of user and collect their personal information) for a little while.
Use A Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
A DSP (digital signal processor) is a chip that manages the quantity of data that is being transmitted throughout the Internet. It’s a specialized chip that is often found in cell phones, that compresses or decompresses audio, which is why you might hear people talking on their cell phones while they’re in a movie. If you’ve ever wondered why your cell phone sounds better when you’re in a quiet place – like the woods or the shores of a winding river – it’s because of the DSP.
Use An Email Service That Is Anonymized
Anyone who’s ever tried to start a business or brand new blog knows how difficult it can be to find a good email hosting company, especially one that is anonymous. Most companies that offer email hosting also offer VPN, so you can safely access the Web from anywhere. If you have a specific purpose for starting a blog, it might be a good idea to investigate the anonymizing of email addresses.
Avoid Places Where You’re Known
If you’re a brand new blogger, it’s a good idea to start with a niche, so that you don’t outshine your website in the search results. It’s also a good idea to look for small towns or villages, where you’ll be an outsider, and people will likely have no idea who you are, even if they find your website. Avoid places where you’re known, because you don’t want your personal information to be out there.
Speak To The Media
If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities manage to stay in the news, it’s because they consume news articles. It might seem like an odd thing to do, but authors, journalists, and bloggers need content – preferably interesting content – and to get content, you’ve got to speak to the media. It’s a good idea to get a blog started, which can be updated with weekly stories, particularly if you write regularly. It also helps to have a Facebook page – even a Twitter account is worth having, if you want to be discreet. Finally, do you have a story that wants to be told? If you do, get in touch with a reporter, or somebody else who can dig up the story for you. It’s not only about being famous, but about having a story to tell.