I'm trying to make a decision and looking to you all for input and advice.
A few years back I set up a personal Facebook page. My motivation was simple - that's where my sons were posting pictures of my grandkids. I used my whole name, Linda Masterson Leszczuk, so friends from high school could find me.
Next I started hearing/reading about social media for authors - we needed an "author" Facebook page, separate from our personal pages. At the name I was still vacilating about an author name - should I go with my own or something a little easier to spell/pronounce/remember? So I set up a second FB account under Linda Leszczuk and created a professional/author page with "aka LD Masterson" in the title.
That worked fine for a while. I had Friends on my personal page and was getting Likes on my author page and there was a fair amount of overlap on the two pages. Then I goofed up somehow and FB spun off a personal page under the Linda Leszczuk account. So now I have a personal page as Linda Masterson Leszczuk, which I use; a personal page as Linda Leszczuk, which I don't use but keeping getting friend requests on; and a professional page as Linda Leszczuk aka LD Masterson, which I've sort of given up on while I decide what to do.
Since I've made the move to LD Masterson for all things author related, I think my best option here is to close the Linda Leszczuk account and open one as LD Masterson.
Now here's my question: Should the new page be a personal page with "Friends" or a professional page with "Likes"? I have a lot of authors as friends on my LML personal page and their pages seem to be pretty evenly divided between the two types.
If you're a writer (pubbed or not-yet-pubbed), do you have a Facebook page? Is it a personal or a professional page? Why did you choose that one (pros and cons)? If you're not a writer, do you visit writers' Facebook pages? Do you like visiting one kind of page over the other? Why?
I'd really appreciate your input on this. You know what a pain setting up anything in Facebook can be. I'd like to get it right this time.
Have a great weekend.
Funny for the Day:
My Living Will -
Last night, my kids stopped by and were sitting in the living room when I said to them, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."
They got up, unplugged the Computer, and threw out my beer.
They are SO on my poopee list ...