facebook – business and pleasure don't mix for me
Just now I posted a message to Facebook.
“It is 3am but I have had a moment of enlightenment so it’s time to share it, now the clarity of decision is there- I mean here, in my mind.
My personal Facebook account is not going to be used for business anymore.
There – I said it.
What does this mean?
Well it means that I will cut out some friends – the ones who are not friends and are likely never to be.
Yes I risk offending some business associates but frankly as I am going to make this Facebook page about my personal life then I don’t really care.
Also I think some business people will just stop following my Facebook info too because it adds no value (not that it added much for business before but you know what I mean).
BTW for those people in business who are reading this you can still follow my business thoughts and activities on Twitter, LinkedInand of course on the altex blog.
The reason for this split is that I personally think business and pleasure do not mix well in social media as I explained when I gave a short lecture/presentation at the Estonian PR Association recently.
Having told people not to mix both on one account I started to feel a bit stupid as that’s exactly what I have done up until now even though I have known for a while now that it does not make sense.
I do not like the fact that business people who I hardly know send me business info via Facebook. From now on I will delete ones who do and anyway I can’t believe my friends really care about my business or that my business associates care about whether my daughter’s potty training is going well or not (it’s not btw, she does not like potties and it’s becoming an issue).
Don’t get me wrong, we might well set up a company Facebook account.
I DO think Facebook can and does work for business well.
It’s the personal-business mix that doesn’t.
So that’s it.
Ciao for now.”
Back to bed.