We`ve experimented, on and off, with our page on Facebook. At the end of the day we`re dreadfully under-using it and we`ve been brainstorming on what we could do with out page without simply feeling like we`re spamming those following it and without creating another accidental project within a project.
What I really enjoy about using Facebook as an extension WellPreserved is the possibility of creating further connections between people and turning what is often a one-sided `conversation`here into something that could truly be a roundtable for people to interact with each other, share ideas, their own photos, thoughts and ideas. We`ve had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of so many digital friends through the blog that I simply think that there would be some great conversations between many of you if the format was right.
On the flip side, I am also very aware of how we could turn into a hinderance on Facebook. We update the site daily, tweet more than occasionally and I don`t want to fill people s twitter feed, RSS feed and Facebook page with 3 posts (4 if you are a friend in real life) with the same links to the same info. It`s a fine line…
We`ve been experimenting with some tools that would allow us to selectively share tweets on the page. That would mean we could choose things to post on twitter that would flow through to the FB page to start dialogue or just share info you may not see if you aren`t on Twitter. We`d create some simple guidelines such as:
- Links to the daily posts as a method for discussing them (of course comments on the blog work for that as well)
- Tweets to food and preserving-specific links and articles of interest. Share from 0-3 per day type of thing.
- Occasional Facebook-specific content, previews or that type of thing.
- Forums for your questions, post ideas and the like…
- Areas for you to create and share your ideas, results or other fun.
- General access to connect with us – and each other – more often.
I was hoping we might get a bit of help from some of you – share your ideas, feedback, things you`d like to see (or things you don`t want to see) or if you think it`s a poor idea altogether (I won`t be offended to take on the less work :)). If you think there are others (even if there topic is completely different) who do this type of thing particularly well, what is it that you think they do well?
For those of you not on Facebook (or into this idea), we`ll return to regular scheduled programming tomorrow.