My creative juices are not flowing freely at the moment, so while planning posts for May, my mind wandered and I set up a Facebook page for Western District Families instead. I have considered it from time to time, but I usually talk myself out of it and head back to my Google+ page.
It is fair to say that while I love Google+ as a way to connect with other genealogists, it does not have the reach of Facebook and I am not connecting with Western District researchers or those with just a vague interest in their Western District Families. I also find it has limited opportunities for followers to interact and share.
I have been wary of setting up a Facebook page because I tend to like pages that have regular, but not excessive, interesting updates. Just like my blog has a pieces of the blogs I like to read, I felt the pressure to do the same with a Facebook page. That would mean contributing more that just a link to my posts.
However, the upside is I like to share stories about Western District Families, places to find them and news about the history of Western Victoria. I also love to hear other people’s family stories and marvel at the wonderful history of the Western District.
So I did it. It may have been May Madness but I hope you like the Western District Families Facebook page all the same.