You may or may have not noticed that I have gotten a little vlog bug. Better watch out because it is contagious. I enjoyed putting together my lasagna vlog and the grits vlog with my mom so much that I decided it would be fun to do a chat show.
The unofficial name of the show is Hugs, Kisses and Friends. The idea is to just chit chat with friends about topics they care about or find funny or find interesting. I’ve started with one of my best friends, Christine. Christine and I have known each other since 1996 (maybe 1997) when we met in the University Choir at the University of Oklahoma. We have been fast friends ever since. Interesting factoid…the choir director at the time is still conducting us to this day. Only it’s not in the University Choir any more, it’s the church choir.
In our inaugural chat show we talk about Facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with it and Christine pretty much just hates it. One thing about Facebook that I didn’t get to talk about in the show is the bloggers dependance in Facebook and social media. It’s every bloggers dream for one of their posts to “go viral”. Next thing you know the Huffington Post picks it up and then all of a sudden your numbers are through the roof. Without Facebook and other social media, going viral would be really tough. There also seems to be this success litmus test for bloggers. How many “likes” for followers do you have? Bloggers with likes that can end in “k” love to show that number off. And so they should. Bloggers who don’t have very many followers (like me) think of all sorts of ways to justify the low number.
Anyhoo – Facebook is a necessary evil when it comes to being a blogger. Whether you love it or not, you must embrace it.
So, what do you think? Do you love Facebook? Are you guilty of the over share or the vague share? Are you addicted? Are you a lurker and never post anything? Let us know, seriously. We’re interested.