I have a very good friend, a writer and editor, who lost her job some time ago. Everywhere she tried to interview they asked the same thing, “Can you show us your blog? How familiar are you with social media?” Well my friend, being an avid lover of the printed page, decided to ignore these clues, insisting that she wouldn’t contribute to the death of the printed page and more tangible forms of communication.
That was last year. Imagine my surprise when, just last night, I opened my Facebook account to find a friend request from none other than “said friend,” who simply gave up and started to move into the new technological age, as so many of us have. After accepting her friend request, she confided that she realized it was time to find newer, more popular means of marketing herself and “getting out there.”
Now, of course, I’ll have to encourage her to blog, too.