Well, I tried it again. It didn’t work out so well. It didn’t work out well last time either, so I’m not worse off, I guess.
Here, I’ll give you the story. It’s pretty short, so don’t worry. Okay, a few days ago, my uncle went ahead and “friended” me on Facebook. I thought that was nice because I’m not one to keep in touch all that much with my extended family. I figured that by getting more into Facebook, I could keep better tabs on people and have better conversations with my mother when I spoke to her. It would act as sort of a hub. I accepted his Facebook friendship.
After that, he made some friend recommendations for me. He suggested that I become friends with about 14 people. A few minutes after he made those suggestions, I started getting emails. I got about 10 within an hour. They were all friend requests from the various family members he suggested. I got very excited and felt more popular than I’ve ever felt. I immediately accepted all the friend requests and within a day, I had 17 friends (I already had a few from my Jiu-Jitsu class).
Things went well for a few days. I had written a few blog posts and put them up on Facebook. Some people wrote comments or “liked” them. I thought that was great. My aunt Janet even left me a comment which I thought was really nice. I always liked her.
A few more days went by and I wrote a few more posts, which I put on my Facebook page. And people put their own messages from their pages as well. And I read them.
And then I said, “You know what? I don’t think I’m doing things the right way. I feel like I’m posting Jiu-Jitsu stuff to my family and I’m posting my personal stuff to my Jiu-Jitsu friends.” I knew things were getting messy and I didn’t want to kind of turn people off by offering them the wrong topic to read about. I had a feeling the “personal” Facebook page was the wrong way to go and that I should have created the proper Facebook “pages” in the first place.
So that’s what I did. I made two Facebook pages – one for this blog (which you can see in the sidebar) and one for my other blog. I posted both in the sidebar and now, if you are interested in the topics I write about on a particular blog, you can simply click the “like” button in the Facebook box and only posts from that blog will appear for you to read.
I can now breath a sigh of relief and not have to worry that I’m somehow forcing my poor mother to read about escaping side control.
And this is a question for those of you who have been following my blog saga since 2005 – why is it so difficult to figure these things out? Ever since this social media thing came onto the scene, it’s been a bear. People used to just bookmark my blog and stop by every now and again to read it. Or they would find me through search. Now, it feels like I have to project things out there. I don’t know. I’ll figure it out.