Hi folks. I'm currently applying for a PGCE with the hopes of becoming a physics teacher in the UK and eventually internationally. Prior to this I had a small coaching business which involved a lot of online posting and community-building, using my real name throughout. Obviously I've been in the online space for a while, so carefully curate my content, most of which is in the self-help, meditation, yoga and spirituality niches, and have long since removed anything that reflects badly on me, such as University photos or posts about my opinions on politics etc. from when I first joined FB. My online presence is scattered across Facebook, Youtube, Spotify Podcasts and even TikTok. I've read that it's recommended that teachers use different names on their social media, and I've seen another post here asking about using a different name with your students so they don't look for your profiles etc. I guess I'm just looking for some perspective. I don't want to stop making videos for my small group of followers, and would love to grow the audience alongside my new career in teaching. I sometimes discuss controversial topics, but usually keep the visibility set to friends-only or unlisted so that only people on my mailing list ever see it. I obviously would never mention any school that I work in, or other staff or students, and would not accept friend-requests from students (I typically screen unknown friend-requests). But I'm torn between just changing my name on those profiles/channels and taking the long time it would take to go through and edit out any mention of my name in descriptions or comments.... or just continuing to post publicly under my own name, but using an extra level of care and consideration that employers or students might find it. I don't care about judgement for any of it, it's just me expressing myself and telling my story for people. I'm just concerned that it may end up being a problem later down the line and wondering what I could even do about it. Should I just wait and see? Or should I separate out my identity into two names, one for social media & creative output, and one for teaching? Has anyone been in this position before? Thanks for your support in advance. Much love.