Oh no, don’t work up your brains to rob me… I’m not talking about a bank account. I’m in fact referring to my Facebook accounts.
I read a very interesting post by Neha about how she was intrigued by this growing trend of opening two accounts in the social networking site, one in your real name and one in the name of your blog.
I could have responded to her post by leaving a comment there itself. Then I thought it was better to bring out a post of my own to let everyone know why I have a dual account.
I have an account in my real name which I initially opened for my family and friends to stay in touch with them. Most of my family members are listed there and many of my school chums too. So this was a perfect arena to stay connected with them. The most amazing thing that happened after I joined FB & Orkut was how I could reconnect with my school & childhood friends with whom I had practically lost hope of ever getting in touch.
It was much later that I started blogging. And thanks to it, I came across a lot of wonderful people, many of whom became cherishable friends. But like everything else, blogging had its downside.
I started getting a lot of random invites from unknown people who were mainly reaching my page after reading my posts. I felt my privacy was being invaded a bit too much, because all said and done it was a personal account for me. And I felt allowing people I hardly knew to access it would mean I was exposing myself too much. For a private person like me, it was a bit difficult and unacceptable.
Thats when I felt opening a separate account exclusively for my blog would be a much better option. I could add my fellow bloggers to my network and keep myself abreast of their posts and keep them updated about mine too. Hence a dual account.
I’ve been able to manage both the accounts till now, I dont know how far I can. But for now it works out well for me.
Ever since I decided to open a separate account for my blog, I have wanted to write a post and share with you all as to why I have two accounts. I’m glad I came across Neha’s post which urged me to write this. Thanks a ton, Neha 🙂