I’m in a quandary and I need your advice. Should my blog persona have a Facebook page?
The “real me” loves Facebook. I joined a couple of years ago as a way to keep up with my son who was going away to college. FB provides a perfect way for me to get little glimpses of his life almost 2000 miles away. My younger son is another story altogether: he has conceded to be my “friend,” but has privatized everything so basically I see nothing. I get it. How uncool to have your Mom on FB. But he has already been warned that when he goes to college he has to unprivatize or live with constant phone calls from home:)
I have loved reconnecting with old friends and distant relatives through Facebook. What a perfect way to quickly share little pieces of life now and then. But I admit that I spend very little time on there now that I am in the blog world. Priorities in how I spend my computer time.
So I have been very hesitant to start a FB page for Waisting Time. I actually set one up a while back. And then FB kept somehow connecting the “blog me” with the “real me” and I am not ready to unveil myself in that way. So then I set up another version with a different email address and made it private while I mulled things over. Yet somehow a few people found me despite the privacy. Blog world people. You know who you are:) So if people are seeking me out on FB, maybe the time has come to take that step. Or maybe not.
I keep asking myself what I would gain from a FB page. Is there a reason to have it? Would my readers like it? And what is the downside? Can I figure out how to do it without connecting to the real me? Would it just be one more thing that takes time? And how do I get rid of the FB identity I already set up so that I can change it to a fan page or some such thing? (The last one I figured out, I think, but takes 14 days for FB to actually delete an account.)
I would love, love, love to get your thoughts on this. Should I set up a Facebook page? If you have one, what do you like or not like about it? And what type of page did you set up (business, artist, individual, etc.)? And if I set one up, what would you like to see me post on there other than just links back to this blog? Upside? Downside?
Any and all feedback, suggestions, comments, ideas, etc. are welcome.