I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook.
(And it sucks.)
Keeping in touch with friends, networking, sharing my writing…Awesome.
Constant privacy invasion “upgrades” and changes to who can view what I post? Not awesome at all.
Lots of blogging and indie media sites are paying to advertise so that their posts that we Facebookers have chosen to like will still show up in their timelines. Okay, so advertising is nothing new, right? No big deal.
Except you have already decided that you want to see elephant journal posts, and Facebook has said, sorry, not good enough. If you want your stuff to show up for these folks, they either need to interact with you constantly, or you have to pay up.
So, what once was a huge boon to small businesses and indie media is now just another big corporate money-sucking machine.
If you believe in supporting small businesses with your dollars, here’s a way you can help them out for free:
If you love elephant, love the small businesses and media outlets that you “like” on Facebook, make a point of commenting or sharing one thing they post a week and keep them in your newsfeed by adding them to an interest list:
Oh and since I promised you a video:
Enjoy! And if you “like” it, share it.
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July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: The Heart wants what it Wants. The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. How to Love a Woman who Scares You. Our Soulmates are Rarely Who We Expect. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD. How My Sister’s Death Transformed my Self-Perception.