I admit it.
I have been one of the last to embrace Facebook. Yes, I have dabbled a bit, largely to keep up with my own kids and the students I teach. But really… not so much.
I even resisted while posting on this blog from the trail over the last 3 summers. All the while I watched on as other hikers posted, networked, and shared IMPORTANT information on Facebook. Wasn’t one place, my blog, enough to share all my talk of the outdoors? I again admit that social media, Facebook, has always represented the bad guy to me, fearing that it would eat up all my time and be much too personal. Another confession…it has always stressed me out deciding what or if to post on my personal Facebook page. Especially news from the outdoors. Not everyone wants to hear that I have hiked 1200 miles this past summer or that I climbed another peak, or that a new piece of gear has changed everything.
But after a technology conference I attended last weekend, I shifted, and was open to thinking differently, bigger, and I looked around. People were really enjoying this thing. Having fun even. Sharing information and ideas that should be out there and not hidden away.
Facebook’s networking and spread of critical information is crazy powerful and fast. For example, last April I needed a ride to the Southern Terminus of the PCT at the Mexican border and a place to leave my car for a few days. I emailed my hiker friend Wired to see if she knew anyone who could help. Within minutes after SHE posted on Facebook’s Pacific Crest Trail page that a friend needed a ride, she emailed me back with Sprinkle’s name and phone number. Facebook to the rescue!
Through this blog I often receive amazing stories, photos, and tidbits of information from you the readers. Just today in the mail, I received a precious list of inspiring quotations from Hamburger Helper. They need to be shared!
The decision now was easy, create Lady on a Rock Facebook page. A place to share my stuff, your stuff, links, posts, pics, videos, stories, and how-tos.
Check my page out. I created it last night and started to post some outdoorsy things I love. While you are there “Like” to start following. If you have suggestions to post on Lady on a Rock Facebook page just shoot them my way.
Now that wasn’t so bad Rockin’, was it?