OK, so, not one to rush into the 21st century, I am finally poking around to see what Facebook is all about. And, um, blogs. I was inspired by the speakers at a recent Writer’s Digest conference in Cincinnati. Jane Friedman (great speaker, by the way) stressed the importance of creating an online presence, a robust platform, a connection to an identifiable network; creating waves! gaining visibility! being remarkable!
All this took me about a month to digest before I could face the keyboard.
So, Facebook is a first baby step to figure out “what the fuss”. And, now, the start of a blog of sorts.
Facebook feels weird. I am afraid to write on anyone’s wall (feels like graffiti) so I just skulk around, peeking at what other people write, looking at their pictures – like a peeping tom outside the windows of someone else’s neighborhood. Turns out lots of people I know across the country are on there, of course. Which everyone else apparently already knew. Having I been living in a cave? (Or a suburb???)