I “Like” Facebook
I admit it. I like Facebook. (Even though my 19 year old has informed me that it’s so “high school.”) At first I wasn’t sure, but now I am hooked. I post everyday. It’s a great way to interact with friends, family and fans. It took a while, but I even managed to get my kids to “friend” me. Of course some of the things I see on their page . . . well–MY EYES!–but hey they’re my FRIENDS. How cool is that?
I have gotten into contact with old high school chums. Our exchange student from Brazil even found me on Facebook. and because of that I knew she was coming to our recent reunion and changed my mind about skipping it. We had been close friends, lost touch and hadn’t seen each other in thirty years. What a great result from something I’d once thought was silly.
Sure, there are annoyances. Why does Facebook continually change everything? And who are those men who keep virtually hitting on me? Not to mention the people who constantly advertise THEIR books on MY page. But that’s what a delete button is for.
We have a lot of fun at my Facebook page. I’ve instituted Fun Quote Mondays, Excerpt Wednesdays, Whatcha Readin’ Fridays and Either/ Or Sundays. It began as a way to have something to say without having to think about what that something was. But it turned into something my”friends” enjoy. When I was out of town on a Friday, I had a flood of “what happened to whatcha reading’ Friday???” emails.
Facebook is a great way to send out news to a lot of people fast. Last Easter, one of my cousins wondered if I’d ask on my Facebook page if anyone knew how to get a hardboiled egg to peel right. Within minutes, we had dozens of great suggestions.
But as much as I love Facebook, I can’t stand Twitter. It’s too short for one thing. I write 400 page books. I can’t say anything in 140 characters (is that even right?) or less. And I don’t wanna. Maybe it’s also too impersonal. All those feeds scrolling. I feel scattered whenever I look at them.
How about you? Are you a Facebook liker? Or a Twitter tweeter? How about both?
And have you “liked” my Facebook page? Come join the fun. In the “Notes” section you’ll find an excerpt of my next Nightcreature Novel, MOON CURSED, which takes place at Loch Ness and deals with the legend of Nessie. Only one week until the book is released. (March 1, 2011)
Visit Lori’s website at: http://www.lorihandeland.com/
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