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New forums, web sites, to feature strong social media integration

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by  
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In yesterday’s blog I discussed a few of the many changes that will be happening at JSF and the JSF Forums in the near future. One of the most significant changes is much stronger social media integration with the main site and the JSF Forums.

Social MediaWhenever I post a new blog here on JSF, 90% of the comments and feedback are not posted directly to the blog, they are posted on Facebook. Yesterday’s blog was a perfect example of that. This is especially interesting because JSF doesn’t even have a proper (published) Facebook account. I have a personal Facebook account, and up until about about a year ago that account was a mix of my real life friends and JSF members. Combining my personal and JSF friends was a mistake I made early on, and you can read more about that error, and how it occurred, in this blog.

Over the past year I’ve worked to transition my Facebook account to a personal account by removing people I don’t actually know in real life. As I wrote in the above-mentioned blog, please don’t be offended if I’ve unfriended you! It’s absolutely not in any way personal. I’ve already created a new John Stone Fitness Facebook account, and I will be publishing it in the near future. We’ll all reconnect there. 🙂

John Stone Fitness, the upcoming revamped JSF Forums and the brand new sites I’m currently working on will each have tight social media integration. My goal is to unify the experience, so it doesn’t matter who posts what where, it’s all part of the same discussion.

I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but something I’ve been mulling over is returning JSF to its fat loss, muscle building and body transformation roots. Obviously cycling is a huge passion of mine, and so that subject has come to dominate this blog in recent years. Because of this, one might come to the conclusion that I no longer care about body transformation, weight training and fat loss. That’s a very reasonable assumption, but it’s definitely not accurate. I have no one but myself to blame for creating that perception.

So, the notion of splitting the cycling stuff into its own site (or sites) is something that has been rattling around in my head for a couple weeks now.

I’m also going to be creating an entirely new site to focus on how I grow my businesses (see yesterday’s blog). There will be some overlap here on JSF, especially initially, but once things get off the ground most of the business talk will be exclusive to the new site.

Anyway, all of this is just sort of a coffee-fueled stream of consciousness. I want to get some of my ideas out there, because I value each of your opinions. Please feel free to comment with your thoughts on any of this.

On that note, I’m looking forward to the day when the comments, regardless of where they are posted, will be unified into a single discussion.

John Stone Fitness Comments

One Response to “New forums, web sites, to feature strong social media integration”
  1. Definitely looking forward to re-engaging as integration with social media gets going. Great call! Also, it’s been great to follow your growing passion for cycling and I spent more time on a bike last season than ever before, in part, because of the interest piqued by your story and posts. I like the idea of broadening the spectrum of content again though…and by doing so I think it brings back the strength I always appreciated before of being a central hub for resources, best practices and encouragement.

    Excited to see what’s ahead!

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