I often get asked, Jess, do you recommend having two Facebook profiles?

One for your friends and family.

One for your business connections.

Now, if you had asked me a few weeks ago, I would have said no.

Why bother?

It's way too hard to manage two Facebook profiles, stick with one.

But the other day, I had someone who I don't know very well go through my Facebook profile, and some ancient pictures that I had posted on Facebook.

Now, I've been on Facebook for ten years.

Ten years ago, I was in my early 20's doing what people in your early 20's do.

Going out with friends, having a good time, and then posting those experiences on Facebook.

So, when I saw this person going through my content that was so long ago, I felt a little bit uncomfortable about sharing that aspect of my life with someone that I didn't know very well.

That made me decide that I wanted to create two different profiles.

One profile for my friends and family.

And one for everybody else.

Most importantly, how do I differ from the two?

Well, it's quite simple.

If I'm prepared to invite someone to my home, share a meal, share a conversation, maybe go out to coffee, and share my life with that person, they join my friends and family.

 

 

Everybody else goes to my professional Facebook profile.

At least when I have a professional Facebook profile, I'm still going to share personal aspects of my life, because I want to show people that I'm human and I'm approachable, but I control what they see.

If that makes sense? And, I only share what I'm comfortable sharing.

Therefore, there is no right or wrong answer.

It comes down to what you're prepared to show the rest of the world, and share with the rest of the world.

I hope this helps, and if you have any questions, please pop them in the comments below.

 

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