Finally on Facebook

It took my best friend asking why I didn’t have an author page to get my hiney in gear on this one. She pointed out that for many, it is the preferred way to communicate about things they like — so not being there I was missing out on opportunities to connect.

I took her advice (finally) and did it! I’m on Facebook here, and I have an author page here. I’d love it if you friended me there, and liked my page.

I’d also love some advice. I have trouble keeping up with social media already, and I’m feeling a little intimidated by Facebook. Writers, what do you do with your Facebook account? And readers, what do you want to see from authors on Facebook?

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series. You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit jrpearsenelson.com.

6 comments on “Finally on Facebook

  1. Welcome to Facebook, J.R. I’m not sure about Blogger accounts but I know with WordPress you can link the two together so that whenever you have a post on Blogger it will make that post your status update on Facebook as well. And having an author page is good to post only author stuff while your regular ‘friend’ page can have more personal things as well. Good luck!

  2. I really, really don’t like Facebook. LOL. I’m rarely on there, but when I post on my blog, like Anya said, it goes to Facebook as well as Twitter. I find Twitter a better way to connect with people than Facebook because there’s so much garbage on Facebook. Yet, it’s still a good way to connect with people, I guess. Everyone says you should do it. I should probably use it more. Where I am going to find the time….? πŸ™‚

  3. I connect my blog posts to facebook through networkedblogs.com. Then anything I do at my main blog goes there automatically. I have no idea how to market myself on facebook and try not to spend too much time there. I poke around a few minutes a day to check on close friends, but otherwise I try to avoid the place because it’s a time-sink. I don’t have a clue how I’m supposed to interact with people and attract new readers there. I also imagine that even if I had an author page with a bunch of likes, it doesn’t mean people will ever go back to it. I’m sure some authors market themselves successfully on FB but I don’t really get it. Sometimes I figure it’s a fad that will blow over so I shouldn’t put too much effort into it.

  4. Let me know how the Facebook page works out for you. I’ve been against setting one up because I think that the blog is enough, and I’m too lazy to take care of multiple pages.
    All that aside, congrats on your new Facebook page!! I’ll make sure to look for it and friend you.
    Ciao

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