Okay, so for the past few weeks, I've been contemplating making the jump from a public profile to a private one. Although I still have the usual security settings so someone can't just stalk me, I generally accept most friend requests from writers or other publishing professionals. However, as my wedding draws nearer, I've come to the realization that I don't want all of my personal pictures plastered for all and sundry to see. While they are never inappropriate, I just don't want everyone to see them. I'd like to be able to pick and choose which pictures the public can access.
Which brings me to the point of today's post. After doing a bit of research, I found out that it is against Facebook policy to have two accounts--regardless if one is under a pseudonym and the other is your real name. Therefore, that reduces the number of options I have. I can keep my profile the way it is and just not post pictures, or I can make it private and lose the Facebook connection with writers.
However, there is one other option. I could always create a Facebook page. It's not as interactive, in my opinion, but it would still give me the web presence I want. Now, my question for you is... Do you think a pre-published writer should have a Facebook page? I've heard on a few forums that it's arrogant and "jumping the gun," but I'm not sure I agree. So I want your opinion on the matter!
Do you think it's okay for a pre-published writer to have a Facebook page instead of a Facebook profile? Why or why not? Do you have any other suggestions for me that could help me with this predicament?