I've been blogging close to 3 years now, and I've been very happy doing it. Yet from a business-savvy blogger's perspective, I would look to be in an utter rut. I've never been one for overt self-promotion. Sure, I will share my posts with my friends, but the whole "Follow me!" or "Follow for a follow!" has never been my thing.
So it was with some slight hesitation that I created a Facebook page for my blog.
Not only do I shy away from self-promotion, I don't feel worthy of having a Facebook page yet. If you can count the number of readers you have on your fingers, then there's probably not going to be much interest in your page anyway. I'm also not a fan of social media, with Facebook being the only platform I can stand, simply because of its ubiquity. It's great for keeping in touch with friends, but the things you see people posting...when did rationality go out the door?
But anyway, if I was so apprehensive about starting a page, then why did I do it? Admittedly, the idea suddenly came to me the night before an exam when I was trying to catch some sleep, and as you might know, the weirdest things come to mind when you're laying in bed wide awake. It seemed like a good way to gain exposure beyond the walls of my friends and fellow bloggers, but in the end, it's to satisfy my personal goals more than anything else. I find that I always have these little nagging thoughts about fashion that are not significant enough for an entire blog post, and too well-developed for something like a (pointless) 140 character rant on Twitter. Facebook will allow me to professionally share these random thoughts, as well as provide me with a nice platform to look back at some of my older posts.
I might sound unenthusiastic about all of this, but after seeing my page come together...it's another step that my blog is taking and I really couldn't be happier.