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Black Gate 4


So I see that other magazines are on Facebook, and I was debating the creation of a Facebook page for Black Gate.

To be honest, I'm still not sure what purpose Facebook really serves in my life. I do like that I'm occasionally in touch with old friends and school chums, and when one of us says something it's almost like we're all gathering around the water cooler to comment on something nice or to commiserate on something challenging.

As to Black Gate, well, the site itself gets updated almost every day, so what would I be posting on Facebook -- hey, something new is up? Well, duh; it's pretty easy to see that. The other option is to just create a Facebook page for people to mark as fans and to do little else with it, but then the page would look abandoned and I don't want it to look as if Black Gate is non functional.

What do y'all think? I'm still inclined not to create the Facebook page, as I'm frankly too busy for what I'm doing already. Is there some greater purpose to it of which I'm not aware? I'm not saying it's bad for a magazine to have a Facebook page, I'm just not sure  Black Gate needs it.


Thanks; I believe you're right. Building audience is always good, and if, as Douglas says, it doesn't take that much maintenance, then why not? Hopefully Bill and I will have something up and running in a week or so.

Thank all of you for your advice-- I appreciated it very much.