You ought to be ashamed of yourselves; sending a poor, defenseless innocent over to the dark side of Facebook. (Okay, I'm not that innocent, but you catch my drift.) :grin:
I'm in. But I have no idea what I'm supposed to do next. Can I feed my blog into Facebook, or do I simply update it like I would Twitter?
If you follow me here, go ahead and friend me there. And if you have ANY suggestions on what to do next, (and I do mean, any) please don't hesitate to give me advice.
I was a little put off by Facebook constantly trying to find me friends. It felt pushy and a little too big brother-ish. The privacy settings was one labyrinth leading into another. I think I set most of them to Friends Only--at least until I know what I'm doing.
I can't help feeling I sold my soul to the devil. Boy, is he going to be sorry.
I was going to post this tomorrow (my regular blog day) but people are friending me left and right and I'm not sure if I'm clicking the right buttons.
For now, here I am. Lost in a Facebook sea of questions and trepidation.
Once you friend me, am I automatically a friend on your page? Or do I have to invite you too?
And what do I do if someone sends me a friend request, but I don't think I know them? Is it rude not to accept?
What about mutual friends? Facebook keeps listing all these friends of friends. Obviously, my friends are very popular. Am I supposed to invite them as friends too?
Right now my biggest fear is that when I see people on FB, I can't be sure if these are my friends or just someone with the same name. The profile photos can be ambiguous. I'd hate to friend someone by accident and then have them turn out to be people I don't even know.
While I was setting this up (in secret), two people I know friended me. And just now, two more. I am stunned! How did you guys find me?
We'll do this for a little while and see how it goes. As long as I don't see an increase in spam we'll be cool.
For now, be gentle with me and don't assume I know what I'm doing. Please don't be offended if I fail at some Facebook protocol. You're dealing with a real FB virgin here.
Can you give me suggestions on how to use Facebook? Is there anything I should watch out for?
I should carry a sign. Facebook noob.
Blog posts of interest
Two blog posts caught my eye recently and I wanted to direct you to them.
The first was from Liane Spicer blogging over at Novel Spaces where she offers the best advice ever on How to Help a Starving Author. If you love books, Liane gives brilliant suggestions on how to support the author--tips that don't necessarily require cash. I highly recommend this post.
The second great find was JA Konrath's blog where he reported that Publishers Weekly is offering to place self-published titles into a quarterly list for the cool sum of $149. That's $149 to be on a list. I'll let you decide whether you think that's smart money.
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