Friday, August 21, 2009

Help, I need your two-cents worth!

I'm helping my friend Vicki learn how to blog. (I almost feel guilty opening her eyes to this world of social networking, she may never do her dishes again!) She is moving with her family and needs a way to keep in touch with all of us who love her to pieces.

We have been perusing Facebook too. So friends, what do you think, should she do a blog or just have a Facebook page?

She LOVES to cook and would add recipes to a blog, but she is concerned about having something out there everyone will see.

We'd love to hear your two cents worth.

I've never begged for comments before, but I'm on my knees now. I want to show her how this all works!

Thanks friends!!!


Cheri said...

I would just do facebook. Blogging seems to be something that isn't as popular as it used to be and I think facebook is better anyway and easier.

Denise said...

I prefer blogging, but it is truly a personal choice sweetie.

denise said...

I'm newer to blogging, but I've been on Facebook for a long time and I think it's a simpler and easier way to keep in touch with friends. Blogging seems to require a little more work and commitment. But if your friend really enjoys writing and wants to make new friends, she might want to try blogging.

Linda said...

I agree with Denise,...Facebook is quicker and doesn't take as much time as blogging. But if your friend likes to write stories or poems as well as recipes she might enjoy blogging.

But my daughter and granddaughter set me up so I could start blogging and I know just about the bare minimum, and I am not into the technical side of it. I always have to call them for help.

Ok,..that's my two cents worth!

Have a good day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Prayer Girl said...

I'm a blogger - through and through!

I don't do Facebook at all, maybe I'm just still living in the dark ages.

But that's my two cents.


momstheword said...

I suppose it depends on what she wants to do. If she wants to keep in touch with just a sentence or two, do facebook.

If she wants to let people know what she's up to and to show pictures or share recipes, do blogging. She can always keep her blog private and then only her selected friends can view it.

When I started, if you remember, I did not put any pictures on my blog and I didn't even share my first name. Once I did it awhile I felt much more comfortable with it and begin showing pictures, etc.

I have three friends who are blogging now and it's fun to read what they have to say! I am on facebook with them too, but people say alot less on there.

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

I blog. I don't do facebook. I am not drawn to facebook - at all - but I am drawn to blogging.


Susanne said...

Both are fun. I keep up with a LOT of people on Facebook and have reconnected with many friends from high school and my own church and even distant relatives. But blogging is great for putting down personal thoughts. I like them both for different reasons. :)

a portland granny said...

Blogging for sure! I think Facebook is the most confusing thing I have ever seen When I go to mine, there are messages to others on my page, and then all the messages their friends write to them--too much mess to wade through.

I love blogging--Its so personal, and besides if she is going to share recipes, I want in on that!!

Just the musing of an old lady, but I find the Facebook thing sorta sophomoric, however I am not sure that I am using it correctly!! So forgive my ramble.

I'm going to start blogging again. Its a wonderful way to record family history, happenings in the family, sharing blessings and trials...and all nicely contained in one little post!

Beth in NC said...

Of course I do BOTH. But for the purposes of staying in touch with family, I'd say facebook. She can post pictures for them to see and can only accept people she knows as friends (setting her profile to private). However, if she is worried about "things getting out there" ... once it is on the Internet -- it IS out there. Nothing is really safe.

I absolutely love my blogging world though and I connect more with people on a heart level here than on facebook. But for family -- I suggest FB.


christy rose said...

I love blogging. It is a way to express myself and internally dive into what is going on in my heart and in my life. I have met so many wonderful sweet friends in the blogging world. It has brought about a sense of fulfillment in my that I did not know that was missing. But, I would have to say, it is not something that has seemed to keep connections with my family. If someone does not blog themselves, they are not that interested in making sure they come and visit your site just to keep up with what is going on in your life. Facebook seems like it accomplishes that much better. I do not know too many people who do not have a facebook page. They may not check it all the time. But they get on once in awhile to see what is going on with the people that they know. Posts are usually short and to the point. And, it is quick to see what is going on.
They both serve a great purpose and do it well. So, really I think it depends on what she is interested in the most. Small posts to keep up with friends and family or creatively communicating herself with her own site, where family and friends can find her if they want. But, also a place where she will meet wonderful people that will add so much to her life.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I have been trying to get all my friends to start blogging - LOL!

For me, facebook is a fun way to connect with family, old friends, and even some new friends. Easy to do - short and simple!

But blogging can be so much more and I have made some of the best friends through blogging! Not only that, but if I were to move to a new place - I would want to write about it to help me through the experience and to use it as a way to possibly meet some new friends in my area.

And I always love new recipes! :)

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Thanks girls! Your responses were great!!!

You girls are the best!!!


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