The Facebook Debate

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

When it comes to the publicity of my blog, I'm really on the fence. I've been thinking a lot about this topic. I'm completely fine with my blog being out there for the world to read; I'm just leery about how public it is to my IRL (in real life) friends. I'm really a closet blogger, you can see what I mean here.

A few weeks ago, I mustered up the courage to talk to Lisande, friend of 8 years, about my blog. I knew if I were going to talk to a friend about it, she would be the one. She was so excited for me, she wanted to read it. I told her all about my goals for my blog and really opened up to her. It was surprising how good it felt to talk about my little ole' blog. One of her first suggestions was to post some of my posts to Facebook.

That would be a huge step for me. I don't really want ALL of my IRL friends knowing about it yet. Sometimes I really just think my writing sucks or I feel like my life is a huge mess and while I still press that publish button, I would like to save some face for my friends.

I had thought about making a separate Facebook page just for American Honey the blog, but it is a really big step. Sooo... I'm turning to all of my blogging friends for advice.

Do y'all have link your posts to your personal Facebook? If so, how much publicity does it generate from your friends?

Is your blog set up as its own Facebook page?

How did you make your decision about how public your blog is?

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  1. I don't have a facebook page for my blog, honestly I would rather my family and friends not know about my blog. It's easier that way.

  2. I'm kind of on the fence about letting friends and family know about the blog---mine do and a lot of times I feel like it kind of hinders my writing. Maybe make a separate facebook page and only share it with a few friends?