Anne R. Allen recently wrote in one of her blogs about the loss of a good friend. After not hearing from her frined in a while, she went to social media, only to find the FB page “had been gutted”.
Having previously written about the topic, Anne returns us to the reasons why a Social Media Executor is necessary. Her thoughts hold true for anyone who has on social media for any reason. Businesses, personal, writers, and artisans, to name a few, should all take her words to heart.
So What is a Social Media Executor?
A social media executor can be any trusted friend or relative who’s savvy about social media.
Make it clear to this person — it’s best to put it in writing — what you want to happen to your social media and website/blog when you’re gone. If you have a free blog, do you want your executor to keep it up and monitor it for comments and spam? (If you have a self-hosted blog or paid website you want preserved, that should be put into your will and communicated to your financial or digital executor.)
It’s often best if your social media executor isn’t also your financial executor. Appointing an online friend or fellow writer will take the burden off the family. Families have so much overwhelming stuff to deal with when there’s a death, that social media can seem trivial.
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