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Old 02-07-2018, 09:00 PM
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Sossity Sossity is offline
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Separate Facebook and Instagram for art

Should I have separate social media accounts for my Art? Or just one for all my stuff?

For example a single Instagram for all my stuff art and non art, or two separate instagrams; one for art and one for my other non art. Same thing with Facebook or twitter?

Thing is, my stuff all kind of overlaps one another, it is not all very separate.

Another thing, should I use my real name for my Instagram? I do have personal safety concerns online.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:10 AM
Harold Roth Harold Roth is offline
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Re: Separate Facebook and Instagram for art

I use my real name for Instagram and FB (and on my non-art shop site for the past 18 years). I have separate accounts on FB for art, personal, and non-art shop, but the one that gets all the traction is my personal page, so I post my art stuff on there too and try to keep my rants to a minimum. On Instagram I have only my art stuff. I just really don't want to post about my personal life on there, even though I know people on there from FB. I actually don't post much about my personal life anywhere online anymore.

I've been online since the 90s and mostly have used my real name. Only twice has anyone threatened to come to my place and do me harm. Both times I said go ahead; I will meet you with the police, who will arrest you for stalking and making terroristic threats (okay, one time I said I would meet him with a baseball bat). Which was the end of that baloney. However, it's a good idea if you own domains, have your site registration under a PO box or pay to keep it private. I don't do either, but if I were a woman I would. Just keep in mind that a lot of people talk a lot of trash online, but I have not heard of one single instance where they carried it out. If it's an ex or something, that's another story.

Using my real name is important for me in terms of my art and also in terms of a book I wrote that is on Amazon.
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