I'm not necessarily trying to decide which to keep and which to drop. Both services have their good points and their bad points.
Blogger bad points:
Signing in and going to the dashboard to post
Relatively few people actually go there
Inability to group art etc into albums
Having to use "captcha" to comment
Some of my friends and associates won't go there, even if I put a link on facebook.
Blogger good points:
All signal, no noise
larger, cleaner images
larger, cleaner messages
I have met some interesting and friendly people there
It's all about ME!
Facebook bad points:
crappy reduced, lo-res images
lots of noise vs signal
some of my friends and associates won't go there
Facebook good points:
lots of activity
I have met MORE interesting and friendly people there (quantity, not quality)
ability to group art etc into albums
I actually sold a lot of art there
Those last two Facebook good points are pretty powerful incentives to stay there. Facebook seems to be the only place where things happen for me right now. I was not even trying to sell art there, just started creating an album, and people started asking if the art was for sale. I sold it all at insanely low prices, so that explains why it all sold. But it DID sell, and when I posted about it on jabberous, I got exactly one inquiry and exactly one sale.
I'm not totally into this sort of thing for the money - in fact money is definitely not my main focus in social networking. But facebook beats jabberous for interacting with people too!
AND SO! From now until the paradigm shifts, I'm only going to use jabberous to post occasional hi-res pics.
My daily jabbering will be at facebook. If you like to check in here at jabberous every day, I'd love it if you'd follow me over there. If you hate "being on facebook" here is an idea:
- Create a fake profile on facebook
- Email me at lasagnalagna-at-yahoo-dot-com and tell me what the fake name is
- Send me a friend request on facebook, using the fake name account.
- Go to facebook instead of jabberous daily. All you will see is my posts, so it will be just like jabberous.
DISCLAIMER: I don't really have such a huge ego that I expect people to actually do all that just to read my posts. I'm just throwing out an idea for anybody who said "I hope you don't kill jabberous."
Feel free to explain to me why I should do things differently. But understand that I have my own goals, schedules etc that have to be considered.
I need to de-clutter my life.