Not surprisingly so, over the 4 years I’ve been on facebook I’ve tried to do a lot of testing. I like to see what kind of posts do well, what time of day does well…what bombs and what sparks a lot of ‘sharing’. On our CedarCreek ‘Fan Pages’ I get the actual numbers…how many of you looked at each post, interacted and shared it…..etc. I can’t get those numbers on my personal page here but I’ve watched them both closely and I’m starting to realize something.
Over the years I am well aware that a very small percentage of my ‘friends’ on facebook actually comment on what I post, status-wise or pics, or blogs like this one. Just when I wonder why only the same people are commenting (and starting to think I should unfriend those that don’t to make more room:) I inevitably get someone stop me while I’m out and about with my family and talk to me about a post.
I realize there are a lot more watching all this go on, who just don’t feel the need to interact with it. Maybe they just don’t want notifications galore? ha
What I DO know, from posting some specific questions lately is that those who post on my site or the Creeks, are more likely to be regular attenders at the Creek. Unless you all lied on that question yesterday. :-)
That’s really interesting. That gives me a lot of hope for the upcoming icampus. It shows me that those who take the effort to be on facebook, whether it’s on my personal page or the Creek’s…tend to be the ones who are more involved at the Creek. Why is that? Is it because you see social media as a way to connect deeper with your church? What does CedarCreek…or some of us pastors and staff being on facebook add to your experience on facebook?
Many churches I see aren’t leveraging the potential of facebook for ministry, for the gospel of Jesus…we don’t want that to be the case with us. What does this facebook experience add to your spiritual life, your church life, your growth as a Christian?