Went to the Ely area for the first part of this week to work on a film for work. A neat experience and mostly new. Saw some nice scenery, too.
Wow. I didn’t expect to have 1,600 “fans” of the St. Croix River on Facebook when I launched the page a couple weeks ago. I created the page, posted a link on my profile, and invited via Facebook message less than 10 people. Now, the metrics graph showing members is the very image of “exponential.” Just a curve of steadily-increasing steepness. And tons of fan posts of pictures, memories and odes to the river. Good fun.
I did have a morning of worry though, when I went to create a custom username for the page (http://www.facebook.com/StCroixRiver) and suddenly the page was “not found” and it stayed that way for a while. A little research didn’t give me much hope and the response I got from Facebook was unhelpful and noncommittal. It was very frustrating to think that my burgeoning new page was now dead, but suddenly it just started working again after a couple of hours (and after I’d given up hope).
My research did indicate that many others have had this problem, and perhaps using “CamelCase” was to blame. Anyway, if I had known there was any risk, I would have just not created the custom name and I might recommend you don’t do it either until Facebook fixes the bug.
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I love the St. Croix about as much as anything. Now you, too, can become a “fan” of the river on Facebook!
I’ve uploaded some of my favorite photos from my adventures on the river from its headwaters to its lowest reaches before joining the Mississippi. You can too.
I’ll also post occasional interesting news items, blog posts and such in the feed so you can keep up-to-date on what’s happening with the river and other people who love it and enjoy it.
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