Four years ago, I added this feature:
It seemed like a weird thing to do, actually. Creating a Facebook page for my blog was even more self-serving than having the blog itself. It was asking people to be a fan of.... well, ME. It was further inviting strangers to follow me at a way more intimate level than this site or Twitter.
It also sort of served, to me, as an indication that this blog was more of a business than a personal endeavor and I was really hesitant to make that destinction.
That's how it felt in my mind.
But it's sort of a necessary "evil" if you have a blog these days. It's one of those things you just do. And to be fair, according to my Google Analytics, a fair amount of my traffic comes from Facebook and that's the goal in the end, right? Whether I am reviwwing a product or just being a snarky bitch, the goal is for people to read it. Don't fool yourselves, bloggers. Bloggers blog for themselves for sure, but they also blog for an audience. It may start off as a catharsis but we're on the world wide web here.
And I'm not saying that's a bad thing, to be clear. Perhaps one of the best things about the internet is that it affords the average person the opportunity to be famous. Even if only in a small circle or for 15 minutes. It provides possibility and potential to everyone.