I have created a new Facebook discussion group. The group is directly connected to my Facebook page. The purpose of the group is to interact with the people who follow my Facebook page and build a community of black lesbians. I don’t know how it will work out as I’ve tried the whole black lesbian community building thing before, but I’m willing to give it a try on Facebook. If you’re interested in joining the group here is the LINK.

I’ve been looking at my Facebook page insights and I’ve noticed some strange things…

Facebook insights

Thirteen percent of my fans are MEN. The question is why? Are some of these men gay? Do some of them have a fetish for black lesbians or lesbians in general? I’m curious as to why a man would follow this page or blog. I’m not exactly a fan of men and this blog rarely speaks on men.

The next surprising fact is most of my fans are located in South Africa of all places. I know South Africa is not exactly gay friendly. So I am a little surprise that so many people from there would follow my blog.

The most disappointing data comes from the reality that African American women seem to be sleeping on me…at least when it comes to being fans of my page. This is the demographic I would like to attract….as I’m part of this demographic myself.

There is something uniquely beautiful about African American women and I want to interact with more of them. That’s not to say other black women in the African diaspora aren’t beautiful….everyone is beautiful. However, I desire to interact with the women who share my race and my culture.

Not surprising is the age and gender demographics of those mostly likely to support my page. It makes sense that most of my Facebook audience would be women between the ages of 18-34.

Facebook insights 2

Even though I have more South African fans than American fans I’m far more likely to reach American fans than those in South Africa. I guess Americans are more likely to use Facebook. This is neither here nor there because my goal remains the same…

I want to engage and interact with my readers more and the Facebook group is a start. I want to eventually get to the point where I’m also doing podcasting, but I haven’t gotten to that point yet. That would require me to step out of my comfort zone.

Now about the group…

Just about anything goes. We can discuss any topic that is on your mind. You’re free to create topics and ask for advice from members of the group. You’re also free to share the group with your Facebook friends.

Periodically, I may post a poll in the group based on some of the topics being discussed. If you want to share community events, meetups, etc you’re free to share those in the group as well.

The group is a closed group….meaning users have to be approved by me. This is to keep the bullshit out.

The only rules I have for the group are as follows: Don’t use my group as a dating site. Be respectful of others. Don’t spam my group.

As long as you meet those three rules you can join.

See you on the other side.