I joined Facebook in June of 2008.That was a full four months before I "rediscovered" my blog and started blogging.
Back then, I would have told you that Facebook was for family and friends and my blog was for the model horse hobby. Of course, those distinctions didn't last long. Before I knew it, ninety percent of my Facebook friends were hobbyists,
and my Facebook feed was filled with photos of model horses...
|photo by Erin Corbett|
Over time, I've watched dozens of hobby artists move their businesses to Facebook. I've considered following suit, but until now, I've resisted. After all, I like Blogspot. I enjoy having a page that's all mine, without ads or competing voices. I prefer the slower pace and greater searchability of a blog, with its longer, more considered postings. To my mind, Facebook is fun, but Blogspot is real.
So, how do I explain this?
I blame someone else, of course! In this case, that someone is Lauren Mauldin who writes a blog called She Moved to Texas.
This is one of my favorite non-model blogs, but I often forget to check it because it's not hosted on Blogspot. Fortunately for me, Lauren also maintains a She Moved to Texas Facebook page. Instead of replacing her blog, this page promotes it. Every time I see a SMTT link cross my Facebook feed, I am reminded that this is a blog worth reading.
This is the model I will be following for the Braymere Custom Saddlery Facebook page.
If you're not on Facebook, don't worry. You won't miss much. There will be some tidbits and extras, such as this cell-phone picture showing the status of the Ranger Guard twenty four hours after installation, but nothing major.
If you are on Facebook, please head over to the new Braymere Custom Saddlery page and click the "Like" button.
While you're there, feel free to share ideas for future blog posts, live show pictures, photos of your real animals wearing model tack or anything else that seems relevant to the Braymere blog. I look forward to hearing from you!