The other day I got a 'friend' request from someone for Facebook, and I quickly realized that I had no earthly idea who this person was. I assumed she was probably either a reader of The Viral Garden, or maybe she had read my posts at Daily Fix. I added her, and then clicked on her profile to find some tell-tale signs of how we might be connected.
As I was reading my new friend's profile, I quickly realized how all her interests and passions were here. One of the things that I absolutely hate about blogging (probably the only thing) is that I never have the chance to get to know many of my readers. Unless you guys leave a comment or an email, you remain an anonymous IP address or a number in my FeedBurner reader count. And I hate that.
But with Facebook, I now have a way to keep up with everyone, and perhaps more importantly to me, I can reach out to people that read my blog and get to know them a bit better. I've already reconnected with some bloggers that I haven't talked to since 2005 or 2006.
So if you're on Facebook, please add me as your friend. If you want, when it asks how we know each other, you can say that we met through blogging. Because now we have!
How are you using Facebook?
Tags:The Viral Garden, Marketing, Facebook