Just recently, I launched my very own Facebook Fan Page. I’ll be honest; I felt a little pompous calling it a “Fan Page”. But then again we lump our family, close friends, and people we met once into a Facebook group we call “Friends”, so I guess the terminology is loose. The truth is, I’m excited about my new Facebook Fan Page and I wanted to share with you why I’ve made it.
When I first got into blogging, I knew the importance of community but did not understand exactly how it fits into a writer’s world. Once I began really getting into writing, I began searching for others who have led the way. I wanted to know what their best practices were and how they’d fallen in love with writing and leadership.
I read their blogs but the best place to really connect and get to know them personally, which is what I was really looking for, was on Twitter and on their Facebook Fan Pages. I decided I needed to create one as well, so that I could interact with you. My amazing EA’s, Stacy and Wendy enlisted the incredibly talented and creative Matt Clark from Tweetpages to “decorate my page”.
I’m really excited to launch this Facebook Fan Page. And here’s the best part of all, what you get:
Authenticity – You can interact with me, the real me! Where else can you get that kind of one-on-one access and interaction? A Facebook Fan Page is the best place for us to get together and share ideas, thoughts and hopefully, some good jokes. More importantly, I invite you to get to know me.
What you want – My “Fans” have signed up because they read my blog and are interested in leadership and productivity. You don’t care that I’m checking into Odessa Country Club for dinner or a round of golf, you want to talk about leadership and that is what the Facebook Fan Page is all about.
Exclusive – The only link is on my Blog. This means, you don’t have to see comments from my college buddies talking smack about the upcoming rivalry game. I’ll leave that stuff on my personal page. The Fan Page is exclusive to you, my reader; you get access to me that no one else gets.
Community – It includes other leaders and writers who are interested in the same things as you and me. When you visit my Facebook Fan Page you’ll see links to blog posts from myself and other leaders, who are sharing the kind of content we all need to grow in our leadership.
We meet, Sort of – Come out from behind that computer screen and show yourself. I want to be your friend. Seriously, I want to meet other leaders and share ideas. I want to share pictures and comments and really get to know you, so please give me that chance.
This is the offer I’m making to you, my readers. I want you to join me, to interact with me, to get to know me. I also want to get to know you. What are your interests, hobbies, and thoughts? I want to share pictures with you and give you a chance to see who I really am. So, won’t you click on the link and check out my Facebook Fan Page? Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you.
What do you think of the page?