Many factors enter into this facet of ORM (online reputation management), as is the case with ORM in general, which is why a specific strategy developed within a mentor-client relationship is crucial; however, there are certain considerations which universally come into play when considering online pride. ORM is about creating a composite image of self which accurately represents you in the most positive and proactive way possible, so representing your achievements and being proud of them is important -- when you do it once. Reminding people of your past achievements or otherwise inundating your networks with repetitive information about something which you have achieved is usually not a good sign, which ties into the general notion that a streamlined but comprehensive self image is ideal in terms of ORM. If you need to constantly reinforce some facet of yourself to those observing you, you might want to ask where that need comes from; if the answer is insufficient within ORM philosophy, such reinforcement is probably doing more harm than good.
Positive ORM means representing and celebrating your individuality in a way which is not contingent upon putting other people beneath you. This is the simplest formulation of “the line” between pridefulness and confident humility; while actual practice of confident humility takes strategizing and effort, the mindset itself serves as the precondition without which successful ORM is hugely handicapped. The first line of defense, consistent with all ORM practices, echoes bold and unassuming, as should you: “first, know thyself.”
--A.G. Suduiko, Reputation Mentor