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Should We Stay or Should We Go?

In the fall of 2009, less than two years after Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland began, Barb Davis and I went to a Social Media Workshop at the College of Southern Maryland to learn how to get the word out about the rescue.

Hard to believe, but I was also still learning how to use Facebook.

The speakers at the workshop said if we had to choose between using Facebook and a blog, we should use a blog to spread the word. (We ultimately started a Facebook group too.)

I wrote my first blog post on November 28th, 2009. I imagine my daughter was home for Thanksgiving and showed me how.

Well, thousands of blog posts and about 550 followers later, I’m wondering if the blog has out lived its usefulness.

It’s a bit cumbersome to post and sometimes I don’t post articles I’d like to save for personal use because of this. I tend to post the cute little pix I see on Facebook because they are easy to put up and I don’t know what else to do with them.

I’m wondering if most people who read this blog also in our Facebook group.

So please post a comment on whether we should continue the blog or use the five minutes I’d save each day to catch up on my beauty sleep.

4 comments

1 David Rasmussen { 04.02.19 at 5:34 am }

I have ethical issues with Facebook and will not use it. It’s a den of misinformation, contains hundreds of millions of hidden or disguised bots, practices invasion of privacy to its users with no, or little, disclosure, foments polarization, provides a steady diet of made up news, and continues its string of broken promises that the company will actually fix these issues.

2 David Rasmussen { 04.02.19 at 5:36 am }

I have ethical issues with Facebook and will not use it. It’s a den of misinformation, contains hundreds of millions of hidden or disguised bots, practices invasion of privacy to its users with no, or little, disclosure, foments polarization, provides a steady diet of made up news, and continues its string of broken promises that the company will actually fix these issues.

3 Judy Manarin { 04.03.19 at 10:23 am }

Can understand why you would want to end the blog as I guess it has become a dinesaur. I read it every day and it has become part of my routine. The articles are so helpful and just seeing the pics of the beautiful Goldens can lift anyone’s spirits. Not a facebook person …so would be sad to see the blog end but would understand. Marlee says hello, she will be twelve next month. We will always be grateful to the rescue for sending her our way. She is our love!!

4 TUCK SARAH { 04.03.19 at 10:41 am }

I still like the blog– the Rainbow Bridge part is sad, but good for our group when a beloved creature is lost to be able to quickly check in with friends who have also lost pups. I don’t check all Facebook notifications. I do understand not wanting to keep up both, but if I had to pick one, it would be this page.

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