Here’s Your Social Media Permission Slip

Hey it’s Laura Roeder; here is what I want to tell you today. So I was just talking to a client on the phone and she told me I don’t know what to do because I use Facebook, but I really want to use Facebook for personal use to keep up with friends and things like that and she was like I really don’t want to use it for business. I really just like to use it for personal use. I’m like okay, good. Let’s move on, onto the next. Let’s talk about your blogs and the one, she’s like but don’t I have to use Facebook? And I am like you can use Facebook but you can keep your business and personal life separate, you can have your personal profile and have a fun page for your business but if you don’t want to use Facebook to market, then don’t use Facebook and especially for her we’ve been talking about her blog and her newsletter and she only had plenty of stuff on her plate to do and she said why not I feel much better that you gave me permission that I didn’t have to do that. So

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.


  1. Laura you’re the best! Love love love it – today i was thinking about you making a huge lunch for breakfast at 10 AM, and smiling cause i remembered you and the brilliant video on why YOU ate lunch for breakfast a couple weeks ago! :)

  2. My thoughts on this are: there’s a social network for everyone but not every social network is for everyone. Make sense?

  3. Thank you for your permission :D

  4. I think this is such an important point Laura. I think everyone is falling a bit into that trap with this feeling that we need to be present everywhere yet nothing is generating income because of the inefficiency.

    Thanks for the great reminder!

  5. Jens P. Berget says:

    I’ve been using Twitter for a while, and I really enjoy it. When it comes to Facebook, I kind of stopped using it when all my friends and family started using it :-)

    But every since Facebook became very popular among friends, co-workers and family, I’ve felt the pressure to “rejoin”.

  6. Chris Harding says:

    I’ve talked with a lot of people recently who have had the same issue. There seems to be a lot of business peer pressure to do as much online networking as possible and people are feeling hemmed in by it all. It’s about time everyone started to decide which (if any) to use that best suits their business profile.
    I’d like to respond some more but just have to update my blogs, then tweet them and join some groups and…..

  7. Thanks for permission to only use what I like! However, I need to use the tools a bit first to determine my preferences. I like to investigate new technology to find what will work best for what I am trying to accomplish.

  8. Love it. It’s true that people think they have to use Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes it may not be the best choice! I wrote about this in an article called ‘Are social networks good for your business’. It’s at

    I’d LOVE your feedback Laura. :-)


    .-= Joshua Guffey´s last blog ..Are social networks good for your business? =-.

  9. Hey Laura, that’s excellent)) I know I don’t need any permissions to NOT do what I don’t like doing, but STILL I feel relief)) Amazing)

    Thanks and keep it up)

    Olga T.

  10. Ha!
    Who woulda thunk it could be so simple!
    Do what you love and love what you do.

    Thanks for the permission.


  11. Hey Laura
    Great idea that you have shared, very simple but true I have been trying to learn bits and pieces of twitter and Facebook.
    Consequently I have found it hard going and have been wondering if it is all worth while. In the future I will stick to one thing and try doing it well.
    Thanks for the great advice.

  12. I’ve set up a few new blogs this year, that are not auto linked to FB … getting way more traffic … with manual post … so today … before reading this … I made this announcement … Almost Facebook Free this week