I really dislike Facebook. If you’ve followed my page for this blog there, you already know this. I have a lot of reasons. I dislike their privacy violations. I hate their policies on “offensive” photos. I think they lack ethics. It’s easier to have someone’s breastfeeding photo or a picture of a placenta banned and removed (both have happened to me….within 15 minutes of posting the photo) than to have a page that treats rape as a joke (THREE fucking days it took them! And the scumbag who was running the page was taking pictures of young girls off of their Facebook profiles and rating them “Rape Worthy or Not”. )
Then yes, Facebook started using this algorithm that prevented posts from being seen unless the page owner paid to promote. About 10% of all subscribers to my page saw the posts at all. There’s tricks such a posting the link you want people to see in the comments section but really…what a fucking pain in the ass. Basically, I felt like it was a waste of time.
And time…it’s pretty important to me. I want to use it differently in my life and not revolve around time sucks. I’m working more on my Etsy shop and devoting time to finishing one of these dozen book projects I’ve started…while balancing family life.
It also felt like a major drain to deal with every comment from the peanut gallery. There’s a nice little core of my page followers there that I adore and love. Every comment from them was appreciated. But then you get the assholes who just gotta insert their unwanted opinions, advice,rants,debate ,and general hate. Every fucking day, 20 times a day. It’s an emotional drain to deal with those shitheads. You know what happened the less time I spent dealing with that nonsense? I felt less stressed and hapier. The studies that say too much Facebook makes you mentally sick? They’re on to something there.
So, I decided to leave Facebook. People complained and said nice things to try to make me stay,so I compromised and auto linked everything from Twitter & Tumblr & this blog to my FB page and left the page unmoderated. The problem is…Facebook Algorithm….not everyone got the message that I was no longer there reading and answering comments…and Facebook does not have an option to close comments on posts. I felt bad that I left people talking to the air, so I unlinked Twitter to the page. I had already unlinked the Tumblr account because everything was banned and removed anyway. I guess some people had liked my page because they liked some recipe I posted once but they weren’t so keen on pictures of people fucking or nakedness.
Now that everything is unlinked there are sad people again.So, again…I aim to compromise and please. I recognize that not everyone can or wants to follow every social media site out there ,so each week I’ll do a wrap-up of the things I’ve put out there into the webiverse.
Deal? Starting next week, I’ll wrap it all up for you in one nice, concise post. I won’t delete the Facebook page but the only thing posted there will be links to this here blog. Thanks to all of you who take the time out of your day to check out the drivel and not so drively stuff I post. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. I swear it.