I’ve seen many bloggers griping and complaining about Facebook, even more so in the last few months, and I completely understand the frustration. Facebook is constantly changing its algorithms and, to be frank, it messes with a blogger’s head when we see our posts not being seen by the loyal people that follow us. Just in case you’re not following me, you can do so here!
Some bloggers have loudly screamed, “It’s not fair!” Others have begged their followers to make sure they tick all the boxes so that they will see their posts. I completely understand.
Me? I’ve just watched and listened and tried to make sense of it all and haven’t really voiced my opinion.
Why? Facebook is still #1 when it comes to driving traffic to my website. Well, it bounces back and forth between Pinterest, but you know what I mean. So, let’s talk Facebook!
Every once in a while, when I just know that I know that a post is going to be a little more popular than others (desserts), I’ll boost it. Huh? What’s that? I’ll pay a little money so that the post will be seen by more people. I have one rule: I never pay more than five bucks. That’s my limit! And I don’t pay for all posts, just the ones that I have a feeling are going to do very well.
Five bucks will usually show my post to about 800 – 1,000 people. However, sometimes it goes wild. Readers of my page will share it with their friends and their friends will share and so on. Last week my cookie dough truffles received 21,000 (and growing) views on Facebook. Yes, just on Facebook. Did I pay for 20,000+ views? Nope. Shares, likes and comments shot that post way past my all time high of 15,000+ views.
Do I post every hour? Nope. That’s just not me. To be frank, sometimes I just post once a day. Gasp!
Let’s get real. I firmly believe in being real! Do you really want to see a post from someone every hour on the hour? I don’t! I recently deleted a big-name blogger who posts about great sales and deals. It got to the point that she was taking up way too much of my newsfeed. Enough is enough! (And the sales weren’t all that, either!)
To sum it all up, I’m still in love with Facebook. Do I ever get fed up with them? Yes! Do I ever wish they would do things “my” way? Of course! It’s not a marriage made in heaven, but Facebook feeds readers to my blog and for that, I’m thankful!
What’s your favorite social media?
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