Thursday, July 24, 2014

Social Media: We've Gone to the Dark Side

Okay, okay, okay. We've finally done it; Skelton Crew officially has its own Facebook page. I resisted as long as I could. Over the last couple months a couple of people, as in exactly TWO,  have brought up the fact that we needed to start a FB page for the blog to not only make it easier for them to follow the blog but to also keep people (who *might* actually care) updated on our plans. I declined. FB? Us? Nahhhhhh, but thanks for askin'.
 
Then a request from my friend Kim got the wheels turning. We are within a year of actually leaving ::knock on wood:: and maybe, just maybe we have something worthwhile to share. So I did it.

We'll see how this goes, I make no promises of frequency, quality or quantity of posts - consider yourself warned - but we're officially 'FB Official' now! We even have the infamous 'Like' button over there ---> somewhere. Don't ask me how I did it, all I can say is that it took a couple hours to do it and I still don't like how it turned out (man I sound old!).

Although we're now livin' it up on FB, don't for a second think that we'll be popping up on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flikr or any of the other million different social media sites out there. At least right now. Waaaaaaayyyyyyyy too much work, we just want to have fun, which is the whole point of this plan to sail away right?!? Right.
 
Despite my whining and compaining about all this, it should be pretty entertaining! So hold on tight, as Ron likes to say, "Sh*t's gettin' real!" and indeed it is. 

4 comments:

  1. SOooooooo happy you made it over to the dark side. Lol. I won't push for insta...although, that would be my second request. ;) -Kim

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    1. I don't even know what instagram ACTUALLY is!! Maybe you can rope me into that at some point too ;)

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  2. We too went to the dark side a few month back. However, we found a way to get the FB page to update automatically as we updated the blog meaning no extra work. We used a plug in. It wasn't easy but it was worth it as we don't have to go to FB to update.

    I have to say after being on FB for a little while, I really still do not understand what all the hype is about. It kinda sucks. It is not user friendly and the page layout options are so limited.

    We discovered BlogLovin which IMO is the better way to track "friends" and keep updated on blogs we love.

    Mark and Cindy
    s/v Cream Puff

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    1. After battling to get the gadget link on the sidebar for FB likes, I don't dare try something as fancy as a plug in yet. But that would be nice! As you can tell, I'm not totally sold on FB yet either but it does connect you with people you never would have known otherwise. Maybe I'll have to check out BlogLovin too....oy, too many options!

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