I have over 211 Facebook friends who are travel writers, bloggers, published authors or journalists. I have personally met only 56 of them – most only once or twice at a writers conference or social media seminar where I presented. Out of the 211 Facebook friends, I would call about 30 personal friends – or people I would miss if they weren’t in my life.
If any one of these 30 writers asked me to spread the word about a new publication, or highlight an event, or help with making some connections – I would do my best, and be happy to help. I am a strong connection for these folks – as they are for me. The relationship with 26 of these 30 friends was developed and strengthened through Facebook – in some cases, Facebook is the ONLY platform used to develop the friendship. Read more