I have avoided joining Facebook for as long as I can remember. Well, for as long as its been around I suppose. I wrote about why I never joined Facebook in this post a while back. I won’t go into my reasoning now as you can click the link and read why if you are feeling it. I suggest feeling it because you will gain much insight into my Facebook anxieties.
After I wrote that post, the idea of setting up a Facebook account for Treehouse Chatter was a big no no in my mind. After all, I had just written about my personal negative views of Facebook and why I refused to establish a home for myself there. Would I be a major hypocrite if I then went and opened an account for Treehouse Chatter? In my mind the answer was a resounding YES!
I have since become aware of the vast community of positive thinkers and writers on Facebook. I follow many blogs that are near and dear to my heart and most of them have a Facebook page for their site. Every time I talk with a close friend or family member about my vision for the future of Treehouse Chatter, they all advise me that it is crucial for me to get on the Facebook bandwagon.
So instead of caving in and feeling like a hypocrite, I’m putting it out there in the open and letting my readers know that yes, indeed, Treehouse Chatter has officially joined Facebook. I am approaching this change as an experiment to see if joining will really allow my writing and the topics I am passionate about to reach more readers. I also hope to connect and interact with others that are as excited about positive engagement as I am.
If the experiment goes well and delivers, I will consider it an evolution of Treehouse Chatter and be thankful for the people who pushed me to just get over myself and do it. If not, if my Facebook fears come true and I get sucked into the time sucking vortex I am so convinced Facebook is, well then, I will delete my account.
I did not come to this decision lightly. I still feel on the fence about it but the experiment has begun. So I will sleep on all this tonight and tomorrow morning, no more cringing, no more negativity, no more standing on the sidelines wondering if it’s best for me to get in the game.
I am now in the game, it’s time to play.
What are your Facebook thoughts?
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Much love and light,