You guys! I just signed up for this cool new site I found called "Facebook"! You have to check it out!
Yes, it's 2012.
And yes, I swore I wouldn't do it...and I still sort of haven't.
While "Kate Winn" is not (and has no plans to be) active on Facebook, This Mom Loves' page is now up and running!
My reasons for holding out (being a teacher, the whole oxymoronic "private blogger" thing, my fear of frittering away even more hours in front of the computer) are still keeping me from being a personal Facebook user, which is why I have not responded to the friend requests I've received since first setting up an account. (You have to have a personal page in order to create a fan page. And I think I have explained that to most of those people, so they wouldn't be offended. If I missed you, now you know it was nothing personal!)
However, it has become increasingly clear to me that in order to continue growing and fostering This Mom Loves, I must stop ignoring one of the most prevalent forms of social media. I love communicating with my readers, and I am learning that the majority of them go to Facebook first to communicate.
So...please pop on over and take a look. At the risk of slipping into a bad Sally Field misquote, I really hope you'll like me!
Links to my posts will be published there, as well as other news and tidbits that I think my readers would be interested in. As well, future giveaways here on the blog will offer a bonus entry for "liking" This Mom Loves' Facebook page.
If any bloggers have tips for how to effectively partner Facebook pages with blogs, I would absolutely love to hear them. I'd also be interested in learning (from any Facebook users) what not to do as a "Fan Page" in order to maintain and grow a following (rather than spamming/annoying/scaring everybody away!) This is all new to me and feedback would be very much appreciated.
See you on Facebook!