Sourcerer’s page is 9 likes away from having 100 followers. I know that’s not a big number, but it was stalled around 80 for most of last year, so I’m pleased that it’s picked up a few likes over the past couple of weeks. I’ll send out enough invitations to push it over the top later this month if I have to. For now, I am waiting to see how close it can get to 100 organically.
Basically, I am sharing things for a very small group of friends on my timeline and using the pages for public posts.
The reason I’ve connected this blog to Sourcerer’s page is that I can only connect one Facebook account of my own to the blog. That’s the busiest page we have, so I think it’s the one that has the best chance of growing this year.
My Just Gene’O page is exclusively for manually sharing links and photos for bloggers from my Facebook feeds. It occurred to me to do this yesterday when I realized I had four things I wanted to share, but nowhere to share them because I’d posted both on my timeline and at Sourcerer within the last hour.
The reason I am displaying Sourcerer’s timeline on the sidebar rather than followers is so our readers can scroll through that feed from the blogs and interact on the page when they see things that interest them. I use other bloggers’ Twitter widgets to retweet things quite often. I figure there must be someone out there who might use the Facebook widget in a similar way.
If you have a page for your blog, I am happy to trade likes with you. I use pages to keep up with bloggers on Facebook who aren’t personal friends there. So, if you call my attention to your page and I see a lot of stuff there that I think my peeps might like, I’ll likely put it on a list and give it regular likes to get it into my main news feed. I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now, and it is working well.
I am also playing around with making some memes. Just getting started with that, and not all of them will be good. Here’s a silly one I created last night because my stepdaughter suggested that I need an #AmWriting meme. I don’t think this one’s a big winner, but I’ll share it here for your amusement anyway.
This is my last free day before I go back to work, so spending the afternoon putting as much blogging for the next two weeks together as possible. I have four new contributors to announce at Sourcerer on Monday an Tuesday. From there, we’ll build back up to the pace we blogged at there during the spring and summer. Here’s to an awesome 2015!
I’ll have a coffee post here next Saturday. Probably not much else before then.