Mixing business with pleasure

This vintage typwriter is our featured image.

So it seems I’ve got a few decisions to make.

When I built my website, I included social media buttons so you can connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn. Since then, I’ve also enabled a feature that allows me to publicize this blog on Twitter, LinkedIn and the new Google+ page which will be used solely for business purposes (once it’s completed).

That sounds good, right? After all, that’s what the web design and social media experts tell you to do. And in theory, it is a good idea. So far, linking the blog to my LinkedIn and new Google+ pages is working out well. The only trouble is, I linked this blog to my existing Twitter account, which I created for personal use and to build my brand as an author several years ago.

Since I’ve tweeted about starting In Brief Legal Writing Services and a link to a recent blog, I notice that I’ve lost a few followers. In all fairness, I’ve gained some, too. But in all honesty I think mixing business with pleasure is creating some confusion.

Given that, the best thing to do would probably be to keep my existing Twitter account and create a new one specifically for my business. On one hand, that would certainly simplify things quite a bit. On the other hand, it would create a lot of work. I would then be responsible for managing two Twitter accounts, two Google+ accounts, my LinkedIn account and a Facebook page for my business (if I decide to build one). And then there’s my author page on goodreads.com…

Of course, I could always pay someone to manage the new Twitter and Facebook accounts for me. But I think I’d better put some money in the bank, first.