So I've linked my Facebook profile to my blog and I'm feeling somewhat ambivalent about it.
In my mind, one of the things that helps keep humility about a blog is the fact that people have to CHOOSE to come see it. They have to find out you have a blog, choose to come see it, choose to READ something in it, and then choose to come back - you place the freedom totally in their hands. This is what grants bloggers the freedom to write about whatever they want - because anyone reading what they've written is there TOTALLY by choice.
Originally, I added my blog to Facebook because it's part of my effort to link my online identities - I noticed that you can syndicate the Notes feature, and I thought that a big part of who I am is represented by this blog, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Now, I've realized that notes get published on EVERYONE'S news feed - which somewhat eliminates the entire choice aspect of it. Well, not entirely - I believe you can block my notes if you want...but still, I suppose it would suck of me to have to make you do that.
I've asked a number of people about it, and so far, I've gotten four responses saying that the notes I'm writing are at the very least more interesting than some of the other stuff in the Facebook news feed (startling and deeply appreciated).
The problem is that OF COURSE the people who have positive things to say will speak up - it's easy for them. What I'd like to do is invite the people who DON'T think blogs are Facebook appropriate to voice their thoughts/opinions/complaints - on Blogger, on Facebook in person, etc - just TELL ME. If TWO PEOPLE think I should stop - then that's enough for me (and don't worry, I promise I won't take offense - this would all be worthless if I did).