Monday, January 2, 2012
So last week I finally did what I would almost never suggest to a client: I opened a second Facebook profile for my family members and some former co-workers. First off, this is against Facebook rules. They don't actually want people opening multiple accounts. They would prefer you create groups and try to navigate their confusing tools for excluding certain groups from posts (which fails often....so I usually say, don't say anything on Facebook that you don't want EVERYONE to know).
An attorney I used to work with recently added me on Facebook, so that was the catalyst to finally open a second account. I kicked most of my extended family off my page almost a year ago. I'm not embarrassed or hiding the fact that I pole dance. I just realize that its not for everyone and sometimes I don't feel like being the one who is providing information for these people to talk about me behind my back more than they do. I found out a few months ago that one of my uncles moved to Seattle or Portland or somewhere in another state. I had no idea. So I figured having a second "child"-friendly Facebook page would be the best answer to keeping in touch with friends and family who might not need to know about all of my pole dancing adventures.
I am still struggling with the decision. Part of me still thinks that people can take me or leave me -- ALL of me. Part of me just thinks this will be the easier answer and I should just get over it. What do you think?
*Day 24 of 30 day blogging challenge*