Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Blogday!

Happy birthday to my blog! Strictly speaking, I'm a day early. Tomorrow, my blog will be two years old. I feel like I should throw a party for it or something. There definitely needs to be cake. Of course, I think most occasions call for cake. If I found out I was going to need kidney dialysis, I would probably mark the occasion with cake.


I thought one way to celebrate would be to finally publish the Facebook page for this blog. What Facebook page, you ask? Why, the one right HERE (I think that's the right link). I've been thinking about it since July, and I thought my Blogday was an appropriate occasion for this kind of shameless self-promotion.

I've considered a Facebook page on and off for a while now but I always decided against it because I thought, what kind of ego do I have that I think my blog needs a Facebook page? Do I think I've got so many fans that people are just clamoring for one more way to adore my blog? It felt like way too much of an ego thing, even though that was never my intent when I considered it.

For the most part, I figure if people want to keep up with this blog, they'll ... you know. Read the blog. It's not tricky, really. And for people who thought I personally was kind of cool, they could friend me on Facebook. I used to have a little clickable picture in my sidebar for just that purpose.

But ... I don't know. I got more friend requests than I expected to, and from people I've never met. And while I am very flattered that people wanted to be my friend, I felt a little uncomfortable sharing so much of myself (and the occasional Roo picture, although I'm careful with privacy settings on those) with people I don't know very well or at all.

Not that you probably particularly care about that (unless I didn't accept your friend request, in which case I apologize), but I'm getting to a point. The point is that I do want people to have a way to connect with me elsewhere, if they want to, and I thought a Facebook page might be a good way to do that. It's safer for me, privacy-wise, and it would give me a chance to share some of my adoption-related thoughts on Facebook without boring my non-adoption friends. Also, if you don't have a Blogger account (or, like my mother, you have one but never log in) and don't want to miss when I post something, you can be a liker on Facebook and keep up that way.

I'm not saying you have to "like" me on Facebook. I totally understand if you don't want to. But if you want to, now you can. I plan on being very liberal with the "block" button to keep the meanies away, and I promise to keep the ego to a bare minimum.

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