If you know me well enough or have known me for an extended period of time, you probably know that I have an addictive personality when it comes to virtual worlds.
I’m the highest posting member on my mommies’ group – and I really haven’t posted there regularly in about two years. Ehem. Still owning my crown, though.
So when it came to blogging and social media I honestly avoided Facebook for a really long time.
A REALLY. REALLY. REALLY long time.
Twitter? I loved Twitter. But Facebook? Nope. No. No thank you.
But eventually, well, you already know. I caved because everyone said if you wanted to truly promote your blog you had to have a page for it. And if you wanted to promote in the right way you needed to engage on that page. And have fans. Likes. Whatever it was and is called – amiright?
And I so wished FB would let me just create a page all by myself. But would it?
A big fat no at that.
And you can’t join groups if you’re not a person, either. Though that doesn’t stop the spammers from trying. Ugh. Don’t get me started or that will lead me to explaining why my Instagram account is set to private for the last year – give or take.
Anyway, I eventually joined Facebook.
I created my blog page.
It took me forever, but I got to 1K likes. And I’m even at the 2K+ mark these days. It’s shocking.
But I started using it to my advantage. I started joining groups that meshed with me as a blogger and in doing so made connections with supportive and incredible people who helped promote my work honestly and helped connect me with the kinds of people I need in my bloggy world.
So why – you will wonder – did I spend some time today removing myself from a handful of Facebook groups?
Okay, fine, maybe you’re not wondering – but I’m going to tell you anyway.
A native New Yorker, who has been living in North Carolina since 2006. I started blogging after my daughter turned two (’09) & I have found it to be an incredible outlet for me. It’s the place where I share some of my innermost thoughts on love, life, grief, loss, family & friendships.