• http://www.kaarinadillabough.com Kaarina Dillabough

    I posted your link on my FB biz page, anticipating some blow back or controversy, based on the title. Just tagged you in it, because I figured many would respond that using FB personal pages for business would contravene FB policy. Don’t think that’s what you’re saying here, but it’s confusing to many, and probably open to misinterpretation. Just food for thought: hope you might follow this up with clarification, as the title itself gets some people on the wrong track. Some people questioned me, but they clearly didn’t read your post…just your title.

    • http://www.flybluekite.com/ Laura Click

      Hi Kaarina – You know, this used to be more of a controversial topic, but I think that has died down somewhat as it has become more and more acceptable. You’re right – what I’m talking about is different than what you’re thinking. I’m not suggesting businesses set up personal profiles to use as a business only account. Instead, I’m suggesting that individuals use their own personal profiles for business in addition to how they use it personally. I used to keep it walled off and separate, but when I started allowing my professional contacts in and shared some professional updates (blog posts, biz announcements, etc.) on my personal profiles, I discovered a much richer experience.

      In other words, it’s not an either or proposition, but rather a way to use BOTH company pages and personal profiles in a way that will help your business.

      Does that help clear it up?

      Also, I looked for where you posted this on your page and didn’t see it. I didn’t get the tag either. Can you send it to me? I’m happy to weigh in and clarify for your folks!

      • http://www.kaarinadillabough.com Kaarina Dillabough

        Just to clarify: it wasn’t me thinking that…it was a few comments that were posted on my fb page. I removed my share of it on fb until we had a chance to connect here, because I felt that I had to explain and defend your post on my site, and I actually think the people who commented on my share hadn’t actually read your post…they were reacting (not responding) to the title.

        In any case, I plan to share your post again on twitter, and allow those who either didn’t understand your post (or quite frankly, didn’t read it) to take it up with you directly. Not trying to pass the buck: just don’t want to get in between and betwixt, as you’ve written a VERY CLEAR post, and your reply above is exactly how I tried to explain it to those who chose to question it/me.

        You rock, as always. Cheers! Kaarina

        • http://www.flybluekite.com/ Laura Click

          Totally understand, Kaarina. I knew it wasn’t you. I know you get it. :) I’m sorry I didn’t see this in time to jump in on Facebook. You can send the folks with pitchforks and torches my way – I’ll be happy to respond and answer any questions they may have. :)

          • http://www.kaarinadillabough.com Kaarina Dillabough

            Hahahaha…no pitchforks or torches and it seems they didn’t take my suggestion that they come over here and actually read the post. Oh well…their loss:)