Several people have been asking me to create a Facebook page for The Black Iris for some time now and I have to be honest, I really never saw the sense in it. However, lately, there seem to be a few benefits that have convinced me to come over to the dark side, so to speak. The first and foremost is Facebook’s ability to transcend networks far beyond one’s own little social bubble, which has always been one of my objectives with this blog. The second is the ability to contact readers en masse, which is an ability I think would come in handy when the revolution comes. Third is having a wall or a discussion board that I think could be used by readers with suggested topics or news stories that I wouldn’t regularly know about – a way to bring a sense of social-interactivity to a blog (which is kind of like bringing the plural to the singular).
Lastly, after seeing how it’s become a Facebook feature that’s been used rather positively, I think it’ll provide a great way for the writer of this blog (moi) to be a bit closer to his readership.
So join the page, spread it, talk about it excessively at the water cooler, make it your own, pull up a chair, start a discussion, leave a note, interact, create, mix, heckle, jive and all that jazz.