Mitch Meyerson, Denise Wakeman, and Mari Smith introduced me to Facebook in 2007 during one of Mitch’s mastermind sessions. Denise introduced Mari as the go-to expert on Facebook. Mitch and I had initially connected through an Oprah Winfrey project earlier that year and had become friends through phone and email connections. Mitch convinced me to create my account on June 13, 2008 and became my first friend on the platform. Mari became my second and Denise my third. To this day, Denise and Mitch have remained connected. However, when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, Mari was one of the first of my business connections to unfriend me.
Being introduced to Facebook through business connections, my primary purpose for joining Facebook was to reap business benefits from joining. However, shortly after I signed up, my health began to deteriorate, compelling me to make some life-changing decisions. I had to reduce my business activity to a minimum. Frankly, while I logged in daily to participate in discussion groups for courses or beta programs, I was not able to pursue the use of Facebook for business.
Fortunately, I won my battle with colon cancer and while it was a long, ugly war, I have risen from the abyss as a reconstructed woman, both physically and spiritually. I won’t digress to that story here but instead, tell you why I’m finally paying and bringing attention to my presence on Facebook.
My entire life, I’ve been all about people connections. Facebook has turned out to be the destination offering the best tools overall to use in the building and maintenance of relationships online, whether it be for personal or business reasons.
Following are links to Facebook Groups I have joined as well as some I established.
- Ballooning Groups (Hot Air and Gas Ballooning)
- Business Groups (Personal Development, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Video Production)
Facebook introduced pages for businesses to use in promoting their products and services. The pages are provided for free; however, Facebook is aggressive in controlling traffic to them. If you want to see an uncontrolled feed from pages you follow, click here after logging in to Facebook. The best way to keep track of the pages you like is by creating Interest Lists by subjects of interest and bookmarking the pages. Then, when you are logged into Facebook, you can click on Interest Lists from your home page to get to your pages of interest by subject. Whenever friends suggest pages for you to like, you will find all the requests you have not responded to here.
Some of my favorite pages to visit on Facebook are:
- Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Facebook
- Sequim Lavender Festival on Facebook
- Art in the High Desert on Facebook
- New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair on Facebook
Quick Links for Profile Features