Question for our readers – why do some of you prefer to comment on FB rather than our blog?
Dear reader, if you comment at our Facebook page but don’t comment at our blog, could you please tell us why you do that?
We prefer to receive comments at the blog. Facebook posts and comments quickly drop out of visibility. If you want to see a post which was put on Facebook some months ago, it’s almost impossible to find it. But if you want to search for a blog post which was published months or years ago, it is much easier to find it. We know that many of our blog readers look at posts which were published months or years ago, and they are reading and adding comments on many of our old posts. So the conversation on the blog remains very much alive, no matter how long ago a post was first published.
If is also easier for us as Admins to search at the back of the blog to find your comments from long ago, if we need to do so. Sometimes we do this in order to direct one reader to a comment written by another reader.
Safety is better at the blog
Another advantage of commenting at our blog as opposed to our Facebook page is that we as Admins have much more ability to moderate comments at the blog. We read each comment submitted to the blog before it goes ‘live’. We might edit out or airbrush details which could be too identifying. That keeps you more safe.
And on the blog we encourage you to use a pseudonym if you are in any danger from your abuser or his allies. Whereas if you comment on Facebook and your FB identity is your real name, your abuser has more ablity to stalk you. (Facebook is “stalk-book”)
So, over to you
If you are one of the people who comment at the ACFJ Facebook page but do not comment at ACFJ blog itself, please can you tell us
- Why do you do that?
- What would make it easier for you to comment at the blog?