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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

breakin' up is hard to do

Do you remember all of that teenage angst? Falling madly in love? Breaking up? Should I? Shouldn't I?

This was one of my favorite songs to get me through the tears and indecision.




Yes, breaking up is hard to do. It was then and it still is. Okay, I know that you are thinking "wow, Laura you have been having a steamy romance and you haven't been sharing it with us?"


I'm afraid the romance I am talking about now is Facebook.  I started a Facebook page for my business a couple of years ago. I worked diligently on it. I posted, I followed, I got more than 2600 followers, and then Facebook got downright snarky and mean spirited. They put me out there all on my lonesome.

ok, my name isn't Crystal, but I know just how she feels

They looked at their multi billion dollar bottom line and decided that if I wanted my followers to see my posts I needed to start forking over some dough. Why would I want to take the time to post to my 2600 followers and find that only 21 of them saw the post, and why do I suddenly have to pay? I call foul. I feel that they have trifled with my emotions. I think a bait and switch has taken place and I don't like it. 

So what is a girl to do? Do I break up with them? Do I remain friends?



The love affair is definitely over, but unlike when I was a teenager and could move on to boyfriend number whatever, I'm not sure who to move on to. Hmmmm!!! Pinterest is kind of dreamy, Instagram is just like that cute new boy who moved to town, and then of course there is Twitter who has hung around for years carrying home my books.

SIGH!!!

Well. I may not be ready to completely break up with Facebook, but my eye is definitely wandering.



 

21 comments:

  1. Facebook just keeps changing and not or the better it seems. I use twitter and do enjoy it and am thinking about how I can use instagram too. Have a nice day Laura :-)

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    1. I just started on instagram. Need to get out and take some photos now that the weather is wonderful.

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  2. I still remember all of the words to this song....feels all dreamy to sing along. I never joined facebook....it's all I can do to keep up with my blog. But I know a lot of people are not happy with it. Sweet hugs, diane

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    1. I love this song. I hadn't thought about it for a long time. Fun memories :)

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  3. I rarely go on facebook but I can see how it is changing!

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    1. I still like to keep up with old friends on my personal page, but I have definitely scaled back on my business page.

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  4. Laura I am on Facebook mostly to see photos of my Grandson and then chat with a few friends. As far as my blog goes, FB is NOT my friend. I feel your pain! Hugs!!!!!

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    1. I love seeing the photos and videos of my granchildren on Facebook and I have some friends from my growing up years that I chat with, too.

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  5. I think lots of us remember and loved that song! As far as FB, I know that Jen from Muddy Boot Dreams was feeling the same way the other day. Seems FB isn't all everyone expected it to be. I love blogging. I think personalities come through when people spend time writing.

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    1. I agree about the blogging and personalities. I love meeting new people and keeping up with everyone. Jen and I are often on the same page :)

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  6. I have a personal Facebook page but don't have any of those other social sites as I just don't have time. I'll stick with the blogging and sharing posts now and then on FB. FB has changed a lot lately but I'm still hanging in there with it. :)

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    1. I definitely keep up with my personal page. It has helped me to reestablish friendships with some friends I grew up with in Canada. It does take a lot of time to keep up with everything. :)

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  7. I didn't realize that Facebook is now charging people to use it! I'm not being charged. Is that because I don't have as many followers?? I wouldn't keep using it if they started charging me for it either.

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    1. They don't actually charge you to use it, Kelly, but on your business page they have cut down on the number of people who see your posts unless you pay to promote them. :)

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  8. I like facebook because it is quick to post,I take my time to blog.But I network my blog to facebook,so I really don`t have to post to facebook-blog goes directly there.I don`t have a shop,though,so don`t know what to say only that facebook is being mean to you,that is just not right,Phyllis

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    1. I guess the bottom line is money, but I wonder how long people will continue to use Facebook to promote their blogs and businesses if no one sees their posts unless they pay to promote them.

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  9. Now I have that song stuck in my head,lol,love it ,Phyllis

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  10. Laura.. they haven't gotten in touch with me about charging me. How did they notify you?

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    1. They only charge if you want everyone to see what you are posting on your business page, Katie. So it is on a post by post basis. Don't worry, they aren't charging to just be on there or to put your posts on.

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  11. I only use Facebook for personal use but am quite weary with all of the changes they keep piling on, one after the other. If it weren't for the convenience of keeping up with relatives and friends, I would say bye bye too. And I would never pay to be a part of it.

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