Thanks so much to everyone for visiting the site, hitting the like button, rating posts, dropping comments, following on Facebook, Twitter and WordPress – all that jazz! It may sound silly, but I greatly appreciate it. Just knowing that people are out there reading the stuff and watching the videos… It’s great. I can’t verbalize what it means to me, but I did want to take a sec to say thanks.
You folks rock!
I’m fairly good at avoiding Facebook. This is an essential part of my life because I’m anti social and loving it. Sure, I’m comfortable with going to restaurants, the movies and what not, but talking to strangers? That would be CRAZY. Also, everyone out there seems to be inferior to Dr. Girlfriend, and I’m just not good with disappointment.
Still, I use Facebook (and other social media) to support the site (“Like CreativeJamie.com on Facebook! Get immediate updates for each new post, site news and more! Like CreativeJamie.com on Facebook!“) and I will look in from time to time to see what my ‘friends’ are posting in the news feed. I need to stop doing that. Read the rest of this entry
Those ads on the right side of Facebook sure are… I dunno, ineffective? The ones I notice are always politically driven and nowhere close to my own political ideologies… that is, until the one I saw today.
You may have once heard that Donation was the greatest nation on earth. That may not be wrong, but it should be pointed out that not only does this ad promise to pay those that donate sperm, but the ‘Got Sperm?’ slogan along with the sperm as the question mark is positively genius! (Have to wonder if the ‘Got Milk?’ guy is pissed, though.) I bet this ad does well from an ROI perspective.
As someone who just posts the latest blog entries from this site on Facebook and does little else, the concept is a bit of a mystery to me. I took a look at what was posted at a random time on a random day so I could share a sample of what I came across and how I felt about it. The names have been removed to protect the innocent and although my intention was not to offend anyone, feel free to curse me out in the comments – although this will expose you as one of the status updatees.
While I do have a Facebook page for CreativeJamie.com, I’m still not sure I understand why every business needs one. Take Lays for example: you find them on Facebook and get their updates in your feed, but what in the hell are they going to tell you?
“Just put some chips on the truck!”
“Steve got hit by the fork lift – LOL!”
“Please hit the LIKE button to wish Steve a speedy recovery!”
Social networking is all well and good, but this is probably a case of overkill.
No pun intended, Steve.
more Observations at creativejamie.com/category/observations/
Facebook is one of those things I have gone back and forth, changed my stance or all together reevaluated my feelings for. It’s fun to share, but there are privacy concerns. I like keeping in touch, but I don’t want to spill my guts for everybody on the internet.
As far as I can tell, the current privacy controls at Facebook are pretty good – nevertheless, I removed nearly all of the pictures from my personal account. I do log in on the personal side to see what folks are up to (probably 1 to 2 times a week), but I don’t post much there.
The CreativeJamie.com Facebook Page is another matter entirely.
The purpose of the CreativeJamie.com Facebook Page is two fold: first, to alert you to new posts on CreativeJamie.com; second, to pass along stuff I’ve found on the net that I think is worth a look or a read. While I would consider posting such links here… eh, it’s kind of a pain in the butt to do so, where as at Facebook (as you well know), posting a link takes only seconds.
I hope you will ‘like’ (join, whatever the vernacular is on Facebook these days) the CreativeJamie.com Facebook page. It’s a great way to let me know that you like the site – and if you do like the writing here, you’ll probably like the stuff I find on other sites.
Click here to visit the CreativeJamie.com Facebook page.
What sort of links get posted to the CreativeJamie.com Facebook Page?
The newest postings from CreativeJamie.com as well as other links from sites that I think are of note.
What sort of non-CreativeJamie.com links get posted to the CreativeJamie.com Facebook Page?
Again, it’s a catch-all for pages I like. I have my usual haunts on the net: Cracked, the New York Times, baseball sites – but I wander off into the Ethernet yonder every once and a while, and sometimes, peeps send me stuff to peep (see what I did there?!? [smiley face] ), and when it’s quality, I like to pass it along. As with outbound links here at CreativeJamie.com, the same applies to The CreativeJamie.com Facebook Page.
I’m not going to hijack your news feed.
You don’t have to worry about that – I’m not going to go all Conan O’Brien on you (although I do love me some Conan); in fact, I doubt there would be a post every day of any sort – new CreativeJamie.com blog or otherwise.
Should I ‘like’ CreativeJamie.com or friend you personally?
It’s really your call, but it makes more sense to ‘like’ CreativeJamie.com. Friend-ing me on Facebook will no doubt be both a boring and confusing experience.