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Friday, June 12, 2009


My friend and new media mentor Rich advised me to join Facebook. For professional and personal reasons, especially with THE WHOLE TRUTH finished and ready to roll out, preparing to produce THE LONELY GOATHERD and more.

I have been resisting it after a bad experience with one of its predecessors.

Because I trust Rich completely, I cringed, took a deep breath, clenched my fists, bit the bullet and joined.

Push me over with a whisper.

Almost immediately I heard from folks I didn't know were still alive! All asking to be my "friend"; or vice-versa. Because that's the way it works.

We aren't a face, we're a friend. Maybe the next go-round will just be called the Friendbook.

But they do like you to post your face; and it's pretty much plastered everywhere unless you use the blah blue drawing representing you.

If you're a celebrity, people sign up to be your "fan" so you can keep your followers up to date with where they can see your work, what projects you have coming up, etc. No friend. Fan.

Some celebrities personally post messages to you individually or to their fans as a group; others have an assistant send messages in their name.

I respect those who have a personal touch with their Facebook page.

At any road, it's a lot of work to set everything up - and I keep forgetting details I should include, so I've edited the various segments about 100 times today. I just joined recently and have had a number of other tasks that need attention, so it's sort of a back and forth thing.

And probably will be for a couple weeks.

It's been fun uploading my favorite photos to share with my Facebook friends - many of whom actually are my friends, oddly enough. Or have been over the years; we've only lost touch here and there.

Now we have to decide whether we need a Facebook page for each of our films.

Feel free to chime in.

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  • At 5:25 AM, Blogger The Entertainment Corner said…

    Having a Facebook page is free ... so yes why not use the medium to help get the word out about your film(s)

  • At 11:27 AM, Blogger cp said…

    Something I've noticed about Facebook - there's generally a very positive tone. People are more apt to look for ways to lift each other up than tear someone or something down.

  • At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Amanda said…

    I friended you!

    I had to be goaded in to joining by actor friends and now I don't know what I'd do without it. :)


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