Looking over old blog entries

My blog is now more than five years old and last night I found myself looking at the old entries. I’ve noticed that I rarely post anymore about missing person articles that pop up — as in “The such-and-such newspaper has run an article about John Missing-Person and here’s what I think about it all.” I think that’s because I now share many of the articles I find on Charley’s Facebook page. It’s not really the same as writing about the news on this blog, though, because I rarely put my opinions about the articles on Charley’s Facebook page.

My question, I guess, then, is how many of you visit the FB page on a regular basis, and do y’all mind that I no longer write so much about MP news on this blog?

[EDIT: It is settled then, by popular opinion. I will resume writing more about missing persons news on this blog, in addition to keeping up the Facebook page.]

16 thoughts on “Looking over old blog entries

  1. Cate Darnell February 4, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    I’d like you to include your thoughts
    here as well.

  2. Amy February 4, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    me too…. I deactivated my facebook account, so this is it for me!

  3. Kat February 4, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I have a Facebook account but rarely use it, except to check Meyahna’s site for MP news. I’ve noticed a lot of people, myself included, post links here about cases…maybe we can keep doing that and take some of the load off of you. It’d be huge off topic in some posts but worth it to those who look in comments for stuff. What do you think?

  4. Janny February 4, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    I do not use Face Book. I am regularly on this site and appreciate reading your thoughts here. You are doing an excellent job.

  5. Andrea622 February 4, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I get all ADD on fb. Too much to look at.

  6. Justin February 4, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    I rarely look at the FB page unless you have mentioned something about it on your blog and post the link.

  7. Margie February 5, 2014 / 12:19 am

    I forgot that TCP had a FB page. I read here almost every day.

  8. J. Leon February 5, 2014 / 7:51 am

    No do Facebook.
    No like Zuckerberg.
    Kind lady do here, please.
    Many thanks.

  9. holly February 5, 2014 / 8:10 am

    I’d like to read it here. Simply because, people, for some reason can get really nasty about other people’s OPINIONS. That doesn’t seem to happen here. I feel more free on here to read the case, and then put in my opinion or ask a question. I am slowly but surely drifting away frim Facebook.

  10. John February 5, 2014 / 8:41 am

    I only use FB to connect with friends. I dislike (and therefore, never visit) FB sites set up to promote or further a cause, business, etc.

    I sometimes wonder why you add the additional work on yourself, by maintaining Charley, a blog, and a FB page. I understand why you have Charley (to document the cases) and your blog (to give your opinions/pondering about the cases), but what specific purpose does FB serve that isn’t/can’t be performed by the other two sites?

    Just my opinion.

    • Meaghan February 5, 2014 / 10:53 pm

      The Facebook page I mainly put up because many people wrote me asking if there was a FB page for Charley, and if so, why not, and I was afraid someone was going to put up a FB page for Charley without my knowledge or permission. It’s not much extra effort to take a few seconds to add articles I come across to the Facebook page. Also, the Charley Project having a FB page makes it easier for me to connect to FB pages for individual missing persons, which often provide more/different information than can be found from other sources.

      The Charley Project also has a Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/charleysmissing which was set up (with my consent) by my friend Sean Munger, and initially run by him. He gave it to me a few months ago, supposedly just temporarily, but I really enjoy running it and I haven’t given it back to him. It links to two Charley Project cases (one male, one female) a day.

  11. Burt February 5, 2014 / 9:08 am

    I agree with the others…I’d like to read MP articles here. I’m never on FB. Thanks.

  12. A.S. February 5, 2014 / 10:48 am

    I don’t use Facebook either, so I’d appreciate seeing your thoughts here too.

  13. Crystal February 5, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I have a FB account but never utilize it as it’s not my cup of tea. I like it when you post your thoughts and any articles you find on this blog.

    • Meaghan February 5, 2014 / 10:55 pm

      I am quite active on my own personal FB account, but I would say FB isn’t really much my cup of tea either. I never play games on it, don’t post that many status updates and only rarely use it to communicate with others; I prefer email, chat or phone conversations for that. I’m not a friend collector; if you ask me to be your Facebook friend and I don’t know you, chances are I won’t accept. Mostly I use my personal FB page to “share” articles and links of interest, and find interesting things shared by others.

  14. Kristen February 7, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    I have a FB but rarely use it. I subscribe to your blog feed, so I get all your updates through my email. I’d love for you to continue updating MPs on the blog.

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