I now have a new Facebook page for this blog! Do show some love and support at –
After running this blog for 9 years, you must be wondering why there never was a Facebook page for my blog all this while!
Haha. Well, there is actually a little background story to it.
When this blog started to gain traction back in 2007, that was coincidentally when Facebook began to roll out their latest product, Facebook Fan Pages. The blogger community was then quick to jump onto the bandwagon and started creating ‘fan pages’ for themselves.
For some reason, I didn’t quite agree to this.
And I still don’t.
Fan pages? Really? I have never fancied the idea of self-proclamation of one’s non-existent celebrity status and I especially despise the word ‘famous blogger’ and ‘celebrity blogger’.
Do you really reckon you’re that ‘famous’ and worthy of creating a ‘fan page’ for yourself?
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Admittedly, maybe I might have taken this ‘fan page’ word a tad too literally and seriously. But still, I believe I am entitled to my own opinion, especially if I have never voiced my thoughts out nor offend anyone.
Anyway, despite disagreeing with ‘fan pages’, I have always given my support and LIKEs to fellow blogger friends’ pages. So don’t chide me! 😛
As time passed, Facebook somehow rebranded their ‘Fan Pages’ to ‘Facebook Pages’.
Only then I began to embrace and accept this. But still never created one because I still felt it was such a ‘perasan’ thing to do! (For my non-Malaysian readers, it basically translates to being self-absorbed or being too full of yourself)
Anyway, fast-forward to 2012, I saw myself landing in the social media industry after being in the journalism & publication industry for a good number of years.
Being in this field and handling many major social media accounts for various brands made me see the importance of having a Facebook Page especially if you are your own brand/personality.
Another couple of years passed, with many clients and blog readers genuinely wondering and casually questioning me why there isn’t a public page to represent this blog.
I don’t know the answer either. Because I just never created one?
And then it gradually dawned upon me that it was a necessity.
Facebook pages allowed me to tailor my content better on social media. I also wasn’t able to approve all friend requests, especially people I haven’t met or didn’t know personally/too well.
Facebook pages also provided me the audience demographics, analytics and insights which I needed to further improve to continue becoming a better blogger!
So there you go, after so much convincing from my fellow blogger mates around the world, my sponsors & clients, my blog managers, and even you dearest readers, I decided to give myself a very different birthday present this year.
Thus TheJessicat’s official Facebook page was born three days ago!
Do show some love on my new page, pretty please? Hehe.
Will no longer be posting on my personal account anymore. Blog features, latest updates & pictures will all be moved from now onwards, so your likes on my new page would make me a very happy girl!
Also thinking of throwing a big birthday bash on this blog’s 10th Anniversary next year! I’m excited to make this happen.
It’s been a long ride. Thank you for your all your support all this while, beautiful people!
Lots of love.
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