There is a debate in social media and I would like to know where you draw the line.
Should you be all business, or mix it up?
Anyone who follows my twitter stream will know outside my blog(s) I am far from all business. Just in last couple of days my tweeple and I discussed:
- Which was the worst Transformer (answer: Arcee – it was pink!).
- How you define “Eastern Canada” (answer: depends where you live, and if you mean geographically or politically).
- Where to buy T-Shirts (answer: depends how geeky you want to look).
- Which was followed by a discussion with Chris Brogan about dress code (answer: pants are pretty important).
- and the geekiness that is my desk (video).
But we also discussed my first business blogging article for WordTracker and a web conference to raise money for charity.
While on my main blog I do talk about things outside of the main focus, I always bring the topic back to web related issues. I am interested in all kinds of things so rather than bunch it all together I have several websites, in particular a personal blog, but I do not really want to have more than one Twitter account.
People have commented that they followed me for blogging stuff – could I be losing people due to these “off-topic” conversations? I am hardly sticking to the 80-20% rule on Twitter, unless the 20% rule is the business stuff!
Could there be a case for more people having “work” and “personal” social media accounts? I can see more corporate type social accounts such as @richardatdell requiring it – what happens when Richard is no longer atDell?
Have you got social media accounts that are all business? Do you prefer to follow people who stick to one topic?