Now that I am expanding a bit and getting a good amount of traffic on this site, I have decided to create a Facebook page. At first I didn’t really want to because I view it as potentially taking place of the blog, or at least being in competition with the blog. In fact, I know of a few Amateur Radio companies that only have a Facebook page and no other online presence at all. I think that is probably the worst way to promote your business, but that is just my opinion. At the very least you need a website of your own, a Facebook page should be secondary. Having said that, I think it is a good way to promote your product, if you have one.
In some previous posts, I’ve eluded to having some radio equipment for sale. I also attended my first Hamfest a couple of months ago where I purchased a table and setup items for sale. This is all in preparation for the business which I registered and slowly started at the very end of last year. I will be selling some equipment, both new and used, at some Hamfests upcoming. I’ll talk more about that later, but in short; I want to use this blog for Ham Radio talk and reviews, upcoming equipment, rig reviews, ragchews, etc. Basically the same thing I always have. I am not planning to begin selling directly from this blog, although I will be adding some links soon that redirect to Grapevine Amateur Radio, which is my official dba name.
The Facebook page will be linked from the front page of this blog, and is also linked from here. Previously I had had my own Facebook account linked from the ‘Connect’ section at the top-right corner of the front page of this blog, and I kept getting friend requests from random people I don’t know. And while I don’t necessarily mind that, I typically don’t get on Facebook much, and I would like to reserve that for my personal use.
Please also sign up on my email list if you haven’t already done so. I’ll be linking this sign-up form from the Facebook page too.