said 7 months, 2 weeks ago:
Actually the profile is part of the strategy (commercial): I’ve noticed that I have a much smaller overlap between followers of my profile and page. The page is about 5500 large and the profile, I keep at 4500 – I send a polite automatic reply to all who attempt to add me sending them to my page.
I haven’t figured out exactly how to handle this: I am a sort of public figure here, so I believe the logic of most people is that they want the have the personal “thing” instead of the page. So I followed Amy Porterfield’s advice and introduced “personal” items on the page (the page sells my courses, consultancy, coaching, etc). These posts generate the most engagement.
So my answer to you is that closing the profile would be commercially not advisable. The “witty” and controversial comments I allow myself on the profile, but never on the page, attract many people. These people, in turn, can be directed to the page and become potential clients.
Look, for example, at what she copied to her “about me” section. It looks “cool”… : “Marilia Coutinho Copernicus, Galileo or Giordano Bruno? There is no way out: if your model confronts the status quo, the powers that be will react. Having produced a confrontational model itself is a contribution (to the Civilized world). The reaction to reactions is a combination of circumstance, option and personality. You may step back and quiet down. You may resist, then step back and right in the end tell everybody you still hold on to your original ideas. Or you can resist and be destroyed . Everybody who confronts publically will be strongly hostilized. My brother receives hate mails. Me too, plus digital bullying. But then what? There are three strategies. Well, I’m irreversibly out of the political and organizational institutional scene (in any field). But to make me stop thinking and writing, I’d have to be lobotomized. Or something.”