Today I made the switch.
After having a “personal” Facebook page for over a year, I decided to restructure its content to be my author page, as I’d been encouraged to do. As we’ve all read, (and many of us already know) Facebook can be a wonderful tool for sharing news and to building and nurturing a writing and reading community. I have also read over and over we readers need and want to feel connected to authors in this new virtual landscape, that is not enough to read about their writing lives, but that we would like to have insight into their personal lives too. But in the desire to be available to one another, just how much information is too much, and have we possibly lost a sense of mystique in the process?
So please tell me–how much do you all feel is a comfortable level of information to share with the web-world?
For those of you who have a web presence (Facebook, blogs, Twitter, etc) have you drawn your lines in the sand–or do you often find yourself unsure of how much information to reveal?
And do you appreciate authors you follow MORE when they share personal anecdotes–or does that not alter your affection at all?