I know what i said - I said I was quitting Facebook - and I did, I really did. But, as so many do, I am making a return visit. I thought it was only right for me to share that. After all, you might one day see that SeptemberHouse name over there and think, "hey! didn't she say......".
This time I am going about it a different way - the way I should have done it in the first place. I do have a business page where I can post updates and announcements. BUT I don't have a profile page open so that will help me resist the temptation to get caught up in the time suck vortex that is Facebookland. As you may know about me already, my strategy for temptation is not to become a stronger person and model of willpower and mental fortitude - oh no - it's just to accept my weakness and eliminate any opportunity what so ever to show exactly how weak I am.
The thing about Facebook is that it is so hard to keep business and personal separate there. And perhaps to be effective, you aren't really supposed to do that - after all, it can be seen as a chance for customers to get to know you better and for your friends to spread the word about your business. I have a hard time with that though. My blog is where people can get to know me. I know not everyone wants to read through blogs when they can just see everything on Facebook and I get that too. So I do struggle with what I am 'supposed' to do there. I guess I will try to figure it out as I go - that's been my business philosophy so far anyway, right?
So why go back at all? Well, I really am working hard these days on figuring out a plan for SeptemberHouse (a novel idea seeing as it's 4 years old, right?). Part of that means developing an identity outside of Etsy - especially in light of some of their recent business decisions. It just seems like a smart thing to do and I know that I would be foolish to not add Facebook into that equation.
All that being said, you can find be here - believe it or not. Corinne covers her face and slinks away very quietly.