In a new development for the Zeiger Family Homestead blog, we have created a page on Facebook.
I’ve always known that a lot of bloggers create Facebook pages for their site, but I’ve never really been clear on why. After all, Facebook is kind of a mini-blog, so if you’re already blogging elsewhere, it seems redundant.
Last weekend, a friend pointed out the advantages, mainly having to do with promoting the blog. She convinced me that it was worth setting up a Facebook page.
So, friends of this blog can now “like” it on Facebook and follow us there. If you’re a Facebook user, it’s an easy way to tell your friends about the site.
Beyond that, I see other advantages from my point of view.
Specifically, I’ve always considered myself more of an essayist than a blogger; I’ve tried to craft each post as an essay rather than a journal entry. As such, there’s less allowance for shorter pieces, random musings, quick observations a propos of nothing, and the like. The new Facebook page seems like a good outlet for that sort of thing; if readers show specific interest in a topic there, I can always expand on it here. It also gives me a venue for photographs that may not have a whole post to support them.
I’ve added the media block toward the top of the column on the right side of this page. Surely you recognize the Facebook icon, as well as the other Internet tools, including a direct link to our email, which seems like another improvement worth making.
“Like” us, and enjoy!