Confession time: I’m Facebook dumb. I’ve never really understood social media. All that liking and tagging and following leaves me as confused as my grandpa at Starbucks.
All I want is a black cup of coffee. I mean, all I want is share cool ideas and resources with my English teacher friends. This blog and my TpT shop started simply enough, but slowly things grew and now I’m on Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and, yes, Facebook. Sorry, Twitter people, I just can’t go there yet. Or maybe ever.
Earlier this month, a new friend explained there’s a difference between a FB “profile” and “page.” After we first met, she Facebooked me (that’s a verb now, you know), “friended” me, and then gently asked if perhaps I didn’t need a little help. I’ve been doing FB all wrong, it seems, but I’m pumped to set things right.
I now have an official page (seems Zuckerberg gets mad if we use a “profile” for “page” stuff), while still feeding my anemic personal page. I mean, profile. Feel free to like/follow/meld/fuse with either my profile or page – I’m happy to have you join my inner circle.
The main reason I’m forcing myself into this discomfort zone is to help more teachers find the blog. I have so much stuff to share in the archives (click here for an A to Z list of topics) but the traffic stats show that a lot of folks just don’t know I’m here; apparently, I’m not “noisy” enough in social media.
So I’m asking a favor – if you like anything you’ve ever used from the blog (a free item, a favorite product, a tip or trick), could you mention that item on whatever social media platforms you use and link back to my blog? Every like, share, follow, tag, subscription, and comment helps.
It’s nearly back-to-school season and there are ideas and resources here that could ease our colleagues’ pain, but I can’t find them without a little help from my “friends.” I mean, friends.