From Twitter…to Facebook…to “Blogging”

An unexpected shift in the pattern of my online writing has become evident over the last six months: less blogging, and yet just as much writing. What’s happened is my use of Twitter to alert people to articles online about which I usually feel constrained to comment briefly. Those Tweets then get posted to my Facebook pages–not just my own social page (which is limited to people I’ve actually met) but also my “author’s” page (or whatever one calls it). In fact, due to an early screw-up that I don’t know how to fix, I seem to have two of the latter. (An anonymous fan started one for me before I knew what they were, and I don’t know how to drop it: The difference is a single comma, as in “John G. Stackhouse, Jr.” versus “John G. Stackhouse Jr.”)

Anyhow, these tweets posted on Facebook then tend to prompt people to comment. And then I need to make myself more clear, or defend my incendiary provocation, or (on rare, rare occasions) walk back something I shouldn’t have said…. 😉

I find myself therefore writing hundreds of words every week–but on Facebook, not my blog.

So if you’re interested in such exchanges, do connect with me on Facebook–or Twitter (@jgsphd)–and let’s talk there as well!

5 Responses to “From Twitter…to Facebook…to “Blogging””

  1. Keen Blog Reader

    Thanks for the invitation but I have no interest in signing up with Facebook.

  2. Laurie M.

    Which one is your “real” facebook page, the one with the comma, or the one without?

    • John

      The one without the comma seems to be my personal page, and the one with the comma seems to be my “author page.” If any of you are FB savvy and have access to both pages, you’ll be able to tell me right away if I’m right, I’m sure!

  3. Laurie M

    If you go to Facebook and search your name you will get three results. One is not an official page; it has no photo. The other two have your picture. The one that identifies you as “brother of Jayne…” Is your private page. It offers the option of sending friend requests. The other would be your professional page. It only offers the option to “Like” the page. Which page would you prefer your readers to choose?

    • John

      There seems to be a “fan page” started for me by someone with the nom de Facebook “Wheatie Panettone.” But you are correct: the one that is the “official” public page features a photo of me (and a lovely waterfall), and that’s the one to “like” if we aren’t acquainted. If we have met, however, please send me a “Friend” request for the personal page.

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