As of today, I have 395 friends on Facebook and have created Pages for both Pittsburgh Grammy and Hobbies with Heart.
Facebook has become a way for me to stay in contact with family and friends near and far. I love seeing the pictures that everyone posts of themselves and their grandchildren. I feel a part of their lives even though we are many miles apart.
I have joined groups for scrapbooking where we share our ideas and inspire each other. Friends who have direct selling businesses have invited me to Party in my PJs, where we place orders from the comfort of our own homes.
But one of my favorite groups is “Growing Up In Hazelwood”. A gal from my old neighborhood, who still lives there, started this group a few years ago and I just love it. It is a great place to reconnect with many that I grew up with. I keep updated on all the happy events as well as learn about those who have passed away. While this may seem sad, I have had the opportunity to pay my respects, when I otherwise may have never known.
This past summer I attended the Second annual Hazelwood Reunion, which was attended by over 300 people. The Growing Up in Hazelwood group, helped to get the word out about the reunion, which was a huge factor in the phenomenal attendance. It was great to see so many people from my past, who I would never have reconnected with, if it had not been for Facebook.
Facebook is also a great place for businesses to connect and build their audience. I am hoping to gain followers, as I create posts and links to my blog. What a powerful and free marketing tool.
I have also joined the 30 Days of Content Challenge and am thrilled to be a part of this 300+ blogger community led by Bradley Will of Learn to Blog.
I feel that Facebook is very powerful and has opened many doors and connections for me.