I’m still not seeing what the attraction is but the damned place attracts millions of people from all over the globe. There is no question that this is THE hot spot on the Internet.
None of what Facebook offers is new to me in any way. I’ve been chatting, playing online games, and communicating with people online since 1985. It’s little wonder why I find it boring.
However, since starting this blog I’ve been thinking about Facebook in the capacity of a promotional tool. Certainly sounded like a good idea.
However, after reading Nick Bradbury’s post The Great Un-Friending of 2009 I realized the flaw in my thinking.
Anyway…because I never used Facebook, I just blindly friended anyone and everyone. Which now, of course, makes it such a noisy place that I can’t possibly spend any time there.
This is exactly the place I found myself now. Since your reach only goes as far as your friend list, you need to add massive amounts of people as friends in order to benefit yourself in any possible way.
I’d added quite a few new people in the last couple weeks in hope of expanding my reach. The result was a noise level unlike anything I’d seen before! Emails, alerts, requests, this, that, and the other. There literally was no peace until I followed Nick’s lead. I un-friended many of the newly added ones earlier tonight. Back to my original short list of close friends.
Ahhh… some peace at last! (No offense to anyone dropped)
Will I be using Facebook for Blog Promotion? If I think something I’ve written here will interest any of my close friends then I may share it there. Otherwise, I doubt Facebook will play any significant part in my promotion.
Am I giving up too soon? Is there a way to use Facebook effectively and noise-free? If so, please comment because I’m not seeing it.