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Last week, I cleaned up my personal Facebook account and  inadvertently unfriended some of you. Please accept my apology for treating our friendship so carelessly. My intention was to remove those I have no meaningful interaction, not remove those who interact with me from time to time or on a regular basis. If you find that I have unfriended you, please send me a friend request again.

If you just want to FOLLOW me on Facebook, then you can LIKE my page. I post everything I write to my page and I try to respond to everyone who comments there. In fact, I’d appreciate it if readers and Facebook friends would let others know about my Facebook page. I have had recent posts read by thousands of Facebook members who have never been to this blog. While I am not a huge fan of social media, I do know that Facebook and Twitter drive a lot of traffic to this site. Like every writer, I want my wonderful, delightful, poetic prose read by one and all.

Recently, I surpassed 1,000 followers on Twitter. I am still trying to figure out how best to leverage Twitter, increase readership, and connect with readers at the same time. I have found Twitter to be a challenge, but I continue to work at being a better Twitterer. I find 140 character discussions frustrating, but I have met quite a few wonderful people on Twitter. Of course, I have also come in contact with people who remind me of jock itch.

In the near future, I plan to do some YouTube videos featuring some of my writing. I have all the necessary equipment to produce top-notch videos. I just need to carve out some time to get it done. I do worry about YouTube comments and whether I should enable them. My experience has been that YouTube comments are, the majority of the time, worthless. Is that your opinion too? If you have experience making videos, especially for YouTube, and have any expertise or advice you are willing to share with me, I’d appreciate it. I think this is an untapped resource and I want to see if I can use it to become, as the Apostle Paul said, all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.  Except, I want to save women too. 🙂

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    Becky Wiren

    I don’t know if I’m following you on Twitter or not. Because I just don’t use it. By the time I read and comment on Facebook, I don’t have much time. However, I did just subscribe to your Youtube channel. Now Bob can also check you out. 😉

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    Bruce, I have a YouTube account that I have used over the last five years in spurts. I have just over 100 subscribers and most of my videos have less than 500 views, so it is a pretty small channel. My experience has been that if you have few subscribers and views, you can interact with people in the comments. The more views a video has, the more subscribers you get, the more crap comments and spam you get, and the more I ignore them. I am not looking for a lot of viewers, but it sounds like you are so that will likely bring the trolls out. I allow comments on most of my videos but I have turned comments off on a couple of the more contentious ones. I will keep an eye out for your videos – good luck!!

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    Subscribed to your YouTube channel.

    Facebook, for me, is kind of a love/hate relationship. First, I find I get addicted to checking my page. Secondly, I get tired of reading all of the stuff people post. I know, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Third, I have gotten sucked into some nasty Facebook wars. Days of refuting what people write are just days wasted.

    I won’t get rid of Facebook, since my family is on there and you need it to enter give-aways, but I sure wish it had much less drama.

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      Becky Wiren

      Ian, I know what you mean. I finally stopped posting anything political to the people who disagree by putting them in a different group. So I don’t have arguments any more, because facts don’t change people’s minds. It’s too bad there isn’t much of a place for thoughtful, intelligent discourse.

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