I was very pleased this morning. I woke up to find that I had been 'poked' by two famous poets, a very famous novelist, a girlfriend from 40 years ago, my stepbrother, and my youngest kid. Cool. Also a singer-songwriter in Hawaii thanked me for posting his video. Yes, I'm talking about FaceBook.
Let me ask you, how much space does FaceBook take up in your daily life?
I stumbled into FaceBook two and a years ago. A friend emailed me a link. I hadn't been aware of it. Mind you, besides being a DJ I am a minor poet, known regionally here in Northern California. Suddenly I had access to poets all over the world! And old school friends. And DJ's I had worked with 20 years ago. Well, I was blown away.
When you work in radio these days, you work in front of computer screens, as I do my whole shift. It's pretty easy to leave a little FaceBook window open on a computer and pop in and out. At first I did so with a bit of stealth. I'm known as a good worker and I didn't want to be accused of goofing off. Then word from on high; the boss wanted us all on FaceBook, interacting with you guys whenever possible. And it is a cool way to meet you listeners. I'm in, boss!
So how much time am I on FaceBook? A lot. Send me a friend request and say you're an Eagle listener. I'd be glad to have you. (Of course I am somewhat of a Liberal nut-job. So know that.) -Jobe.