Almost two months ago I wrote a post about Facebook, and about the fact that I’m not on it. Truthfully, I mostly wrote the post for myself- I felt like I had a lot to get off my chest, and I knew coming forward with my feelings about the whole thing would bring relief. Writing that post did make me feel like a weight had been lifted, but what was even better was the amazing feedback I received from you all. To this day I still get comments and messages from readers about that post, expressing how refreshing it is to hear someone speak candidly about their challenges with Facebook and social media. It’s feedback like that, that is the greatest reward from this whole blogging thing.
But the Facebook saga continues. In that same post I also mentioned that though I didn’t feel the need to get back on Facebook for my personal life, I did foresee the need to get back on it for work in the near future. There are a few exciting changes going on behind the scenes at Channeling Contessa, all of which will be shared within the next few weeks. But what I can reveal now is that this little blog is growing- growing beyond me, growing in content, and growing beyond this space. It’s also beginning to intertwine more and more with my business, which has been a personal goal of mine since the beginning. And with that growth comes a bigger online presence, which- you guessed it- means a Facebook fan page.
As silly as it sounds, the whole fan page thing is pretty daunting to me. Even worse, I fear it makes me come across as a hypocrite in relation to my previous post. I still don’t feel the need, nor want, to maintain a personal profile. The comparison trap is already something I’m worried about falling into with a fan page. But I know if I really want to grow, I need to get over those social media fears. And each day I become more proud of CC and my business, and what they’ve grown to be, so I figure I need to give myself a bit more credit, and really put myself out there.
So don’t be surprised if you see a new little icon pop up to the right sometime soon. And when it does, I would so, so, appreciate your support.