Is it just me, or have more and more genea-bloggers and their fans been joining Facebook?
Like others, I was very resistant to Facebook at first. My first invite came out of the blue, literally, from some unknown 1st cousins in Post Falls, Idaho. They had found this blog and realized that their father was one of my uncles. So I dove in somewhat hesitantly.
Hesitantly in the same way in which I approached blogging over a year ago - I started asking myself questions such as:
- do I really want to do this?
- will all my "business" be out there for people to see?
- should I worry about others stealing pictures or post text?
For Facebook, I worried that I would only use it occasionally to keep in touch with my cousins. Little did I know that more and more of my blogging peers would join and find new widgets and gadgets to use!
Sometimes Facebook can be overwhelming, especially when there are many requests and notifications. When I am requested to add an application, many times I am leery if it seems too off the wall or if I feel it will bombard me with stuff. So, I will add it, then very often remove it if it just isn't for me.
One aspect that I am psyched about: groups. I've just started the Genea-Bloggers group and have even secured a dedicated, easy-to-remember web address:
So, if you are on Facebook and are either a genea-blogger or just play one on TV, please take a look.