I post to Facebook, and I respond to comments on those posts, but that’s it. I don’t read others’ timelines, I don’t use Facebook Messenger, and I don’t interact with Facebook Groups. The only Facebook Events I take note of are those in which I’m scheduled to participate. If you post about the death of your dog on Facebook, I won’t see it. If you send me a Facebook message, I’ll miss it. If you insult me on Facebook, I won’t read it.

The takeaway? If you want me to know something, email me. If you don’t have my email address, use this site’s contact form and I’ll write back—then you will have it.

Facebook is a broad and public communication tool; I use it the same way I use Twitter (and Instagram, and LinkedIn). I do read all blog comments—and respond to many—but, again, that’s a very public forum. To communicate one-on-one, email is better. With email, I can tag and categorise and file in exactly the way that works for me: I don’t lose track of requests and conversations.

So, once again, if you want to talk to me about anything, use email.