We’ve been together now a little over a year.
It was great in the beginning. We started at Blogspot, without a worry or care in the world. Google took care of the site, did all the Google-y things it does. I wrote, you read. Times were easier back than. Simpler.
Than after a month it started to get serious. There was a comment here, a tweet there. We started to rely on each other. You subscribed to my daily feed. It got intense.
Someone contacted me, I still have no idea how you found me. And we were in business.
You wanted to connect off site, in other circles. There was Twitter, Email and LinkedIn. But it wasn’t enough for you. You wanted more. You wanted me to play with the big kids.
So, I tread lightly to Facebook. You were happy and I enjoyed the casual atmosphere. People came and went as they pleased. There was no formality. My page was always open. No need to message first.
You congratulated my victories and supported me through the hard times. We were a team.
That was than. This is now.
You don’t come by like you used to. Sure, we can blame Facebook, Zuckerberg, or some form of greed for keeping you from seeing me. Did you know, according to a recent study, over the course of 8 weeks, you’re only going to like one of my statuses. One like, in 8 weeks?
Facebook is making all fan pages pay to have their status and posts seen by their fans. I’m not gonna lie. It hurts, a lot. Unless I fork over cash every time I update my status, just a few of you will see my latest recipe, confession or giveaway. You might have heard of interest lists.
Besides liking our fan page, Facebook wants you to prove, further, that you really want to see my status updates. In order to do that, they want you to go to my page, click the settings tab and click ‘Add to Interest Lists.’
This is all fine and dandy and it might help to catch my posts, that’s if everyone remembers to even check their Interest List! There is even a petition to get Facebook to change the News Feed back to how it was.
Have you noticed lately, all the sponsored content at the top of your News Feed? Probably by big companies with a marketing budget, not home bloggers.
That’s the only way you will continue to see content from pages you want to. See a post you like? Just click LIKE! It takes seconds, and will tell Facebook to continue to show that page’s status in your News Feed. Like and Share, good ‘ol fashion engagement.
Here’s an idea.
Have a comment, like a post? Just come on back here to the site and let me know! Nothing like the good ‘ol days. If Facebook is in your blood, than go ahead and like a status, comment, share a post. Let’s keep the spark alive.
I thank you.
Something old, something new.
If you subscribe to The Frugalette emails this is for you. If you don’t, you’re welcome to right from the form above, in my sidebar to the right—> or the envelope to the left <—–.
Today is the last day you will be getting daily email updates. Instead, I have switched to a service that will send out ONE weekly email, Sunday evening, with a re-cap of the posts that week. It’s my attempt at not flooding your email inbox and it will be easy reading on a Sunday evening.
So there you have it. We’re not breaking up, just evaluating our goals so we can be together for a long, long time.
How do you feel about the Facebook and Email changes?