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Faffing about with Facebook

I mean, Facebook! Me!

Facebook symbolSo I’ve just signed up at Facebook. When it asked what were my interests I wrote cultivating my inner hermit. I guess you can tell I’m not a natural Facebooker.

Now don’t get the wrong idea. If you send me a friend request and feel like I’m ignoring you it’s not because I’m a grumpy curmudgeon who hates the world (probably). It’s most likely because I’m totally incompetent at social media. That, or I’m busy Doing Something Important and haven’t time for faffing about on Facebook, which I suppose amounts to the same thing. So, apologies in advance to anyone who might be offended by my complete inability to make the wretched thing do what I want.

For the record:

I have a personal profile like everyone else which will (sometime… soon… when I can figure it all out) be there for friends and friends of friends and heaven knows (I don’t) who else. And I have an author page, which is a separate entity that is meant to be open to the world and his wife. I say meant to be because at the moment it’s not even open to me unless I sign in (see below).

My author page:

As a part time hermit and full time social incompetent I guess most of whatever time I can find for this stuff will be spent keeping and eye on my author page. I don’t know what for, as yet. I have not the foggiest clue what might appear there outside of my control (if anything) but I’ll be adding links to selected blog posts (mine and maybe others too) and maybe some book reviews and… Oh heck, I don’t know. I expect I’ll get the hang of it eventually. So again, for the record my Facebook author handle is:


But here’s the thing. If you see my page when you try this in your browser before signing in to FB (as I do in the case of most other authors) then hurrah! Do please let me know. At the time of writing Facebook seem to regard me as a suspicious character. When I try that address in my browser without logging in to FB it doesn’t even offer me the security captcha. It just tells me I’m not in the audience for my own page. Sigh!

Image: not in my own audience

It’s my guess (and anybody is welcome to chip in here with their own guess) that I’ve inadvertently changed some setting, or failed to set something that I ought. If anybody knows what or how to fix it do please let me know. I’ll be your best friend forever. :-)