After much resistance, I decided to create a Facebook page linked to the blog. Why the hesitation? Personally, I use Facebook pretty narrowly. For me it’s a way to keep up with friends and family, and to update them easily on news in my life. I have a short “friends” list on purpose; I keep private information private. Enough of my life is already on-line, both in terms of time and attention. Limiting Facebook is a means to manage that.
But Facebook is a valuable tool when trying to reach the wider world, too. With more than a billion, yes, BILLION users, it gives opportunities that a blog platform by itself cannot. People who would never find Catbird Quilt Studio here at WordPress may well find it at Facebook.
The benefit I look forward to most, though, is more opportunity for interaction with you. WordPress users find it easy to comment here. Those who follow via email notifications or with various readers, like Feedly or Bloglovin’, have a harder time. Facebook is universal, and anyone on it can comment there just as they would on their own friends’ posts. It will be fun to have more give and take, more questions and answers, and better understanding of the quilting topics you want to see.
So come on over! Follow Catbird Quilt Studio at Facebook. Say “hi,” leave a comment or question, let me know what you’re working on today. Share your thoughts about quilting and how it fits into your life. I’ll look forward to seeing you.