Well, back in early 2010 I had a conversation with a guy who had started a tech company — basically, he’d built some cool functionality where people could review products and share them in the social world. I was curious about what he was doing. But what surprised me was that he was essentially abandoning his site and moving everything to Facebook. I remember he said, “I can develop the coolest party favors in the world, but the trick is getting people to come to my party. Or I can take my party favors to the biggest party out there. And that’s Facebook.” Hmmm, I thought, why not do both?
But here I am a couple of years later with my withering blog, StuffandJunk. I’m proud of a lot of the stuff that’s on here. It really is a bit of a time capsule with interesting thoughts and ideas (at least to me). I just realize that it’s asking a lot for people to navigate here with any regularity. And I found my own habits beginning to change. I began thinking about Facebook as my own mini-blog. It’s a place I curate the things that I find interesting, usually with a short intro that gives my perspective or reaction. I really like the new Timeline feature on Facebook, because it’s even more blog-like. Facebook is fast, it’s easy, and the party is in full swing.
So thanks for visiting StuffandJunk. Maybe someday I’ll find a good reason to to dig this baby out of the ground and pop the seal. In the meantime, you can follow my day-to-day musings on Facebook. Twitter is a bit of an afterthought for me right now, but I tend to post business things there. I’m playing around with Pinterest. I’d given up on Google+, but then my daughter, passed right by Facebook without notice and added me to her circles (isn’t that interesting …?) So I’m paying a little more attention to Google+ and looking over her shoulder. Friend, follow or +1 me if you are so inclined.