You gotta keep 'em separated
I've been pole dancing for just about five and a half years now and I've never really worried (or given much thought to) the photos and posts etc I put on my account. I've always been really open about the fact that I pole dance and had a "if you have a problem with it then that's your problem not mine" attitude. My profile has been public for ages, I didn't really care to be honest, and will pretty much accept a friend request from anyone who has a profile pic of them self on a pole.
Recently I've been giving it a bit of thought, while I don't care about what people see there is a good chance that if any of my clients at work decided to do a facebook search for me there's a good chance they might not like what they see. Now I don't really care what they think of me, but my employer might (even though they are fully aware of my pole dancing addiction).
What to do?
Well, last week I thought it might be time to separate the real me from the pole me before it becomes an issue. I made a new account for Billie and changed the security settings for my normal me account. Then, of course being in the indecisive person that I am, I decided it was a stupid idea and left the account just sitting there... and then "Billie" started getting friend requests as friends found the profile.
So now it's there I figure I might as well keep it, it's already proving to be a bit of a pain having to log out of one account to log into another. I realised today that it probably would have been easier to change the details on my original account and make that Billie's account and create a new one for me but to late now and I can't be bothered.
So if you want to add me on facebook here is my profile Billie on Facebook
If you have me on my other account don't worry I'll still post a few things here and there but most of the pole related stuff will probably go on the new account (until I get lazy and just revert back to one account).
I have done the same thing, although in my current field and the one I am studying to go into pole will probably be an issue (until, hopefully, people realize pole dancing is a sport like figure skating or ballet).ReplyDelete
We are probably better off just because Facebook has a different idea of "privacy" than the rest of civilization and frequently defaults to no privacy. (Then too even people you block will see your images if you have a mutual friend that comments on them, etc.)
I'm loving your blog and have added your pole Facebook to mine :D