I finally did it -- today I created a facebook page. I know, I am only what . . five, maybe ten years behind the eight ball! In fact, I had to harness the technical brain power of my twelve-year-old son to show me how to import my address book into the contact/friend request folder. At least I can say I've raised a technically savvy kid.
I understand the value of platform building and stand behind social networking as a way to do that. I blog pretty regularly and have been known to Tweet on occasion. But facebook . . . I have avoided that like the plague. I'm not quite sure were that aversion stems from. Perhaps it is rooted in the fact that there are a few high school and college friends I wish NOT to reconnect with. LOL I have been pretty good about keeping my blog ramblings and followers confined to us writers, but facebook seems to be more public, like I am opening myself up to everybody and anybody that I may have known . . . past, present, or future.
I am curious to hear whether my writer friends think a strong social network is key to platform building and what ones you use regularly.