Update: I’m sorry to say I deleted my Facebook page. This New York Times article explains why: Facebook doesn’t notify my followers when I post something. Only some of them.
Quality Coding now has a Facebook page!
I remember when blogs didn’t have comments. If you wanted to comment on someone’s post, you did so on your own blog. It worked surprisingly well. Community was created through “blogrolls” — lists of blogs in the sidebar.
Now all blogging systems have integrated comments. But because comments are tied to a particular blog post, it forces you to talk about what I write. And that’s not good enough. I want a place where you can initiate a topic, or share a thought, for everyone else in the Quality Coding community.
That’s where the new Facebook page comes in. It shifts my role from author to curator. It also shifts to shorter thoughts — things that are too short for blog posts but still helpful. Or at least funny. Jump in, and we’ll all benefit as we help each other “build quality in.”