Is using Facebook an Infringement on Friendships?

Mortgage and Lending NMLS #1135039

For 18 years I have met with the same group of women for our Book Club. We have been through it all, children, sickness, loss, divorce, grandchildren (expected and unexpected), etc. We have laughed and we have cried. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Now that our children are in college or on the other side of it, those that were stay at home moms are back out in the work force and once again, our conversations discuss all of the positives and negatives of the change. We met last week and we talked about someone that had been with us for a short time but truly only used the group as a platform for networking. It was not received well, she took it a step too far.

In any case, the conversation became “is it wrong to advertise your services on your personal Facebook page?”. One member felt very strongly. She is in sales and works very hard selling employee benefits, but stated “Linked in is for business, my Facebook page is where I socialize with family and friends.” I would like to hear from Active Rain what your thoughts are! Thank you!

Comments (4)

Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's ok, but not good to overdo it. Actually, her facebook page is more commonly used for business. Her facebook profile is where you interact with friends. But it's ok now and then to tell your friends on your personal profile something about what's going on with your business. You all could also set up a closed facebook group for discussing private matters or work items, or networking opportunities, etc.

Feb 07, 2016 02:49 AM
Nancy Herrmann

Thank you for the input Jeff!

Feb 07, 2016 02:51 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I use six different social media venues to blog, Activerain, Linkedin, business Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter and the Patch. All of these venues bring inquiries to my website and I don't see any slowdown, not matter what is going one with the market or the economy.

Feb 07, 2016 02:53 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I use linked in for most business stuff, and two fb business pages for the two main parts of my business, occassionally I will share a post from one of these pages on my personal page if i think that they will be interested.

Feb 22, 2016 01:52 PM