Do many of you use facebook to promote your blog?
Up to a few months ago I had about ten friends on facebook, and they really were my friends or family, and a few fellow bloggers who took pity on me when I asked them to ‘like’ my page.
I really didn’t ‘get’ facebook. I thought the status update was where you wrote whether you were married, single or the more modern version, ‘in a relationship’. I had no clue what was private and what others could see, so I was terrified to post anything. The first time I realised my friends could see my blog posts I panicked and quickly had my posts made private. So that defeated the purpose of self promotion.
As for the photograph, that was a nightmare. I remember very late one night deciding to change mine. I clicked on a photo I thought was okay and sweet Jesus! The apparition before my eyes was a really, really, really close up picture of my face. So close it didn’t even show my neck. I was in shock, but because I’d had a glass of wine I also found it incredibly funny. The problem was I couldn’t figure out how to delete it or change it. As I was giggling away at the vision before me I saw a notification. My brother and his partner ‘liked’ my photo. WTF you mean they can see it! I was panicking now pressing all kinds of keys in an attempt to delete it. Then the comments began, including one from my best friend asking how long had I been drinking?
Eventually I managed to get rid of it, and the comments ceased. However I’ve been a little afraid to go there again, even though my alternative photo is woeful.
However over the past few months I’ve got used to facebook and to be honest I am now a total convert. A few months ago, I was messaging my best buddy from when I was a student nurse, not today or yesterday. Such was our friendship she went on to be my bridesmaid, and my soulmate during the sadness of my Dad dying. We were catching up that night as if we were in touch every day, when in truth she lives in America. Through facebook I discovered she was coming home for a visit and we arranged to meet up. That same night, out of the blue, my oldest friend also got in touch. We had been friends since we were young children, and had not had proper contact for many many years.
Yes that night I was in love with facebook and how it can bring people together.
Since then I have slowly increased my number of friends on ‘my thoughts on a page’, and have begun to enjoy reading what they are up to. I have lived long enough to know that all is not as it seems, so I take a lot of the photos, status updates and comments with a pinch of salt. I do however enjoy being a voyeur and am greedy for their ‘news’, although some people do definitely overshare.
The other serious advantage of facebook is the number who are reading or finding my posts. It is blog sharing for lazy bloggers, and yes I’m not proud, that is me. In keeping with that laziness, and just in case you too are ‘laid back’ like me, if you want to be my friend on facebook, just push the button here and like me. In return I’ll’ like’ you too. This is what you could call a very lazy recruitment drive.
If you are not a facebook fan I’ll forgive you, we can still be friends just the way we have always been.
…..And the brief synopsis of this post is… If you have a facebook page can you please like me... Here on my facebook page.