A post every few days, a slow trickle of followers, an average of 30 views a week. A slow process with no particular goal in mind. I was happy with that. All I wanted when I started was a presence for when try to get my memoir published.
On my short journey so far I have gained so much more than that. I have met others in similar situations and read their stories. I have expanded my knowledge in the areas I am interested – particularly personality disorders.
I had a post published on the Personality Disorder Awareness Network – and my trickle increased slightly.
Then I linked my post to One Mom’s Battle on Facebook and the trickle became a deluge in a few minutes.
I increased my Best Ever views by 400% and the hits on my blog have increased by a third before the WordPress day had finished.
Facebook has infiltrated the world more than any other social media. If we really want to get a message out or educate the general public – blogging may not be enough.
We might need to use the power Facebook.