Thanks @LiseOfFH - promotion is key at this early stage. Welcome to the forum!
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Great stuff @thirstforwine - your blog must have been really popular when you posted more frequently to it in the past - it has a great Google ranking.
No @chrisbeach that was #6 Church Rise, next to my house. I got evacuated for 2 days for that.
In unrelated news, I just checked, and today SE23.life moved from page 4 of a Google search for “se23” to page 3. Good progression in a single day!
And we’re on page 2 for “se23 forum”
Wasn’t fun I can tell you. I have lots of pictures too lol
That’s brilliant progress on Google.
yes, I guess, though in those days we were all a little less sophisticated about SEO and rankings, (and to be honest didn’t care too much about it)
as for the building work, we’ve been blessed (!) with some terrible developers in this area recently who undermined several decent buildings. It is a shame. I just hope the new buildings being put up last. There are too many examples of shoddy work around here - like the terrible (exterior) state of Glaischer Court - the building on the corner of the South Circular & Hurstbourne Rd.
… but that was yesterday. Today, we’re on PAGE 2 of a search for “se23” Tantalisingly close!
We’re getting there, folks! Thanks to all those who have blogged, tweeted and linked to https://se23.life !
Brockley Central have spotted SE23.life and raise an interesting question in their blog post “Facebook vs the World”
The biggest advantage I see here to a Facebook group is that an FB group is like a single notice board with lots and lots of notices all pinned on top of each other. Hard to find information that is not very, very recent. The great functionality of this site gives it a huge advantage over FB and over more old-fashioned forum software, in my opinion.
I don’t agree with the thinking of it.
Facebook is not an alternative, nor built for proper discussions. Subjects become fragmented due to the different ways people interact with Facebook. Also the issue of different levels of personal security sometimes impacting the way a “discussion” can appear.
Facebook is great for some aspects of social interactions on a local level, but can be a clumsy, complicated format at times.
It is also difficult to moderate, easy to manipulate, and just not the right place for certain interactions, especially long running issues.
It all comes down to how you want to interact with your users. Fun and friends chit chat, and a little beyond, fine. But that’s about it. (IMO)
Interesting also that it has been noted that a fair chunk of the content is generated by “the mods”, but surely the core of people who start to create a community do just that to make lay the foundations of what is built on it?
My thoughts exactly @RachaelDunlop
Can you even search the contents of a Facebook group? (probably can these days)
Facebook is for photos of kittens!
Nicely put @chrisbeach
Facebook is great for some stuff (like kittens as @Londondrz said lol) but for the more compelling discussions, not so great. Besides, FB is seen a “socialising” these days, so actually being encouraged to meet in person regularly is brilliant for the forum.
Forum 1 - Facebook 0
On a serious note, I joined FB to keep up with friends across the world. To start with it was great but it seems to have descended into rants about The Tory Scum/Pharma companies/Memes. I have stopped feeds from a number of friends as a result but have not unfriended them. This is why a forum wins over FB for me.
I just replied to your comment Chris
Same here. In fact over Xmas and New Years just gone, I deleted everyone from Facebook as I realised a lot of people on there were just “friends” and not actual friends. You can always tell that when you go through a low.
I already know from this forum that I have made some amazing contacts who I will stay in touch with.
I have totally changed the way I use social media now, and most people who I am friends with on Facebook, I don’t follow. My feel is pretty quiet these days.
FB tries to own everything - it can’t and shouldn’t.
I wrote a little about that some time ago (still relevant as blogs remain unloved) but maybe the solution, at least in part, is hyper-local forums instead?!