Last week, after I got the feeling that I was talking to myself on my blog and on my Facebook page, I mentioned an article I found to help improve Facebook post visibility and avoid missing Facebook page posts of others. This week, I am now thinking of “coming out” from behind the mask on Facebook and just use my Facebook profile instead of my Facebook page to link my blog posts. Many of my blogging friends already are friends with me on my Facebook profile, so it wouldn’t be a big transition.
BUT the thing is, for some reason, I like the partial anonymity I’ve enjoyed over the past seven years as this persona, Unfinished Person. For me, it’s also about the theme here: of an unfinished person trying to complete himself physically, mentally and spiritually and that journey being common to us all. While it is about me, it’s not really about me, if that makes sense (which it does to me).
On the other hand, as Tevye would say in Fiddler on the Roof, I have 250 fans on my Facebook page, but many of them aren’t even seeing my posts — and a third of them possibly are spammers. Another third are already friends with me on my Facebook profile. The other third? I don’t know but I’m not hearing from them regularly on my blog. That’s for sure.
So what to do? What to do? I don’t know, but something has to change, that’s for sure — even if it’s doing something to increase people seeing my Facebook page posts.
As a reader of this blog, what do you think? Are you friends with me on Facebook and do you even see my Facebook page posts? If you have a Facebook page for your blog, how do you get people to see your posts? Or do you know if people are?
As for reading, I’m still working my way through what was a baker’s dozen of e-books on my Nook, but now is 11 after finishing Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami last week and Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie just this morning. Next up, later today: The Sins of the Fathers, the first Matthew Scudder, by Lawrence Block. How about you? What are you reading today or this coming week?
The title for today’s post comes from this 1980s song: