Almost one year on from my blogging debut I am beginning to rethink one of my decisions from when I began. That is that I am now considering whether or not I was right when I decided not to promote/share my blog on my own personal Facebook page? Why did I do that, what was I afraid of?
Well I’m not sure to be honest, I think that at the time, like many I’m sure, I started by dipping my toes into the blogging world and didn`t mayeb want my “friends” to see me failing t something. for me it was an anxious enough time s ai began my journey of additional paternity leave. There may have also been an element of doubt as to how my friends may have received my blog, would it be mocked? Ridiculed? warmly received? That was a chance I was certainly not willing to take, at that time!
As I have spent recent days updating my photos on my posts it has got me thinking, why wouldn`t I share my blog with my friends? What is the worst that can happen as Dr Pepper would have advised? I then reviewed my Facebook of recent months and it occurred to me that there is more chance of people being offended by its content than by my blog content, after all it focuses on parenting and soon to be a SAHD again following the birth of Niamh, I’m sure together Sarah and Niamh will be driving me mad and generating a lot of content for me as a blogger.
I am now of the opinion that if I am sharing my blog on a blog Facebook page, twitter etc.. then why would I exclude an audience of people who actually know me and my circumstances if I leave it wide open to complete strangers? And so what if it`s mocked, that’s what the term “Facebook cull” was invented for, wasn`t it?
I suppose what I’m asking for is opinion from people who have had experience of this, did it work, did it not? Please share your thoughts…