If Jane Austen were on Facebook

If Jane Austen were on Facebook

I am between releases and as often happens, had no idea what to write about for the blog today. As I was drifting off to sleep one night, I remembered a fun graphic organizer I had seen when I was teaching, on a site called Freeology. The result is below. It was meant to be humorous, and I hope you all enjoy it!

If you could post on Jane Austen’s Facebook wall, what would you put? I’m eager to see your responses!


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19 Responses to If Jane Austen were on Facebook

  1. I think she would have written some of the things she wrote in her letters to Cassandra, such as the Nov 1800 entry: “I believe I drank too much wine last night at Hurstbourne; I know not how else to account for the shaking of my hand to-day. ” She then describes some of the people at the ball the night before, such as “The Miss Maitlands are both prettyish, very like Anne, with brown skins, large dark eyes, and a good deal of nose. The General has got the gout, and Mrs. Maitland the jaundice. Miss Debary, Susan, and Sally, all in black, but without any stature, made their appearance, and I was as civil to them as their bad breath would allow me.”

  2. This was such a creative idea. What fun! I don’t have social media… so, can’t say what I would post. Just think of all the technological avenues that she would have access to and how she would use it. Man… I don’t even know what all is available. I’m sure she would either be impressed or horrified. Thanks for this giggle.

  3. Entertaining and lovely post. I do wonder if Jane Austen would be intrigued, interested or ignore this social media idea.

    • I’m glad you liked it! I think Jane was a social person, and I think she’d love social media. I also think she’d not be afraid to voice her opinions. 🙂

  4. Haha haha this was hilarious! I loved the speeding carriage in a school zone!!!

    I would probably go all fangirl and ask who she had in mind when she wrote FD. I would then attach a picture of CF as my quintessential Darcy!!

    • I’m glad you liked it! It was certainly a lot of fun to put together! I think I’d probably fangirl, as well. When I logged into Facebook this morning, my memory was about when I get to Heaven, how I’ll spend time with Jesus and then Jane Austen and then have a good, long sit-down with my Mom and tell her all about my writing. <3 Notice, I had to get Jane in there! LOL

  5. What an interesting and funny post!lol I wonder what Jane Austen would think of all of this technology! I would probably tell her how good her books are and we could talk about social events of that time and boys.lol The stuff typical women talk about.

  6. That was funny, Zoe 🙂

    I wonder if Jane Austen would use Facebook. If she were alive today, would she have the same drive to express her ideas? We can assume so. What form would that expression take, though? Maybe she’s be a blogger or a YouTube sensation instead of an author. We’re lucky we don’t have to risk that, given options for expressing her ideas, she might not write novels.

    • LOL Thank you! I think she would still need to express herself. I think she’d probably still writer her novels, but I can see her being a big podcast/YouTube person, too. And I think she’d go indie again, like she did back in the day. I think Jane liked to be in control of her destiny, and I don’t think she’d have lost that. 🙂

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