Some will think this stuff and nonsense but I have been stewing about something for while and it has truly been bugging me.
Facebook Fan Pages.
Specifically, should I have one for my voice over marketing?
Social Media clearly has a narcissistic component to it. Rarely are you asking people on Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn or on your blog how they are doing â€“ more likely you are telling people who, what, when, where and how you are doing.
There is no ME in team but there sure is ME in Social Media.
Yet most of us play the game and often times enjoy it especially when there is give and take, usually always pleasant.
But I guess it’s the term Fan Page that has bothered me (I think Facebook is trying to get everyone to call it a Like Page but you’re basically asking for fans or for people to vote that they like you.)
That’s awkward to ask and seems kinda desperate in appearance when the Fan Page is about me (the e-book is a “thing” and it helps people â€“ I have no problem with a Fan Page there).
I have joined a ton of fan pages for other people and never gave it a second thought. No, I didn’t think they were desperate at all because of their Fan Page.
But I look at myself differently. It feels like I am being egotistical if I do this Fan Page thing. The old comic line “But enough about me, what do YOU think of me?” comes to mind. Again…awkward is the word that keeps coming to mind for me.
From a business stand point, it could help me communicate with people on Facebook who are interested in my voice over business (the same reason I participate on LinkedIn and Twitter). That’s the big “Pro” in the “Pro/Con” debate that’s been raging in my cranium literally for months.
Well, ultimately that was the deciding factor for me and shamefully, I am announcing I have a Facebook Fan Page now (talk about burying the lead). Peter K. O’Connell â€“ Male Voice Over Talent is what its called (for the SEO lovers out there). In this context, it sounds as ridiculous as “Peter K. O’Connell â€“ Male Model” but, in for a penny, in for a pound.
We’ll have to see how long I can stomach this. I make no promises.
Thanks for listening.