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Facebook Blues

I’m not sure how many of you use Facebook, but I have been on it daily ever since I set up my author page. Previous to that, I never used it, and didn’t see what the big deal was, or why people would want to put so much of their personal lives out there for the whole world to see.

 

After I published my first book, I started looking for ways to market it, and that’s when I got hooked. That’s right, I’m an addict. I have spent countless hours clicking around, sharing posts and checking out other peoples pages. And since I have only been a user for 7 or 8 months, I don’t really know what it was like before that. I do know that the changes that they have recently made… suck.

 

And I say suck in the nicest way possible. I mean, lets face it, I totally understand why they did it. Most people don’t use a conventional computer any more. Most people use a tablet or some other device, so the streamlined feeds for every page makes sense. I still hate them.

 

Used to, when you came to my page it was amazing. I mean it, I loved my page. I put stuff on it that was informative about my books, some advertisements, reviews, and upcoming events, but I also put stuff that was fun. I love puzzles and interesting food for thought items, and my page was plastered with them.

 

I also kept my page clean. Everything had a visual appeal, down to the way the little boxes fit together on my screen. I loved pinning a post and providing an experience when you visited my page, would make sure it was all current, and would remove or hide things if they didn’t fit in with what I had in mind. It was perfect. And… it’s gone. Sigh.

 

So today, I have realized that I don’t spend near as much time on good old Facebook as I once did. I guess it’s because I’m depressed that my page doesn’t look as appealing to me. Or maybe it’s the resentment I still feel that even though I have almost 6000 likes and followers, my posts don’t make it to more than a few 100 people… unless they are of a cat or I pay to ‘sponsor’ them. I have noticed that one guy sponsors his daily pic, with his cup of coffee and a cute little saying to think about. That’s ok, I’ll pass. I have better things to do with my money.

 

I will just go, suffer through my withdrawals… and continue to look for another social media place that I can mess around with and call home. Any suggestions?

 

 

BLOGGER’s to sign up for events

HI GUYS!!! Suddenly the chaos has turned into MEGA CHAOS!!!

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I have a ton of upcoming events, and I have learned that two of them have spaces available, so I wanted to get this out there ASAP, as I know many of you have been following and supporting me since the beginning.

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If you have a blog page and want to participate in either of these events, please feel free to sign up – I know she wants as many in the book blitz as possible and it is happening soon. The blog tour is farther down the line, but get your name in quick so you get the pick of the spots =)

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Thank you and have a great day!!!

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BOOK BLITZ May 4 to May 8

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bp2ZmVR0jTAlcuuv05cUiI0YfHHEzqHuRrYYuCPJRfk/viewform

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BLOG TOUR May 26 to June 9

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZMp-wfBlqpbeYqhlNRNvoxaEEY8KkzCGdUK4SuVjlnY/viewform

 

 

Enter the Madness of Twitter

WOW I have learned a great lesson in the last few days. As I have posted a few times, I have been looking for ways to advertise more fully and efficiently without going broke in the process. I have a few facebook friends who got me into some retweet groups… boy isn’t that fun!!!

No, it really isn’t.

My twitter is now packed with tweets from other people and I can’t even find my own. Plus, every time I send out all of my retweets for the other group members, I lose followers. And this helps me, how?

So, now I am ready to KISS it… I will not be retweeting like mad and having them do the same with mine. I think that they get lost in the mass deluge and I want to be more personal with my followers than that. I like finding a Friday Funny to tweet about and like to think at least some people like getting them.

From now on, I will only retweet things because I think they are worth the share. I just wish some of my followers would retweet a few for me once in a while and pass on the message. I wonder if there is a way to ask people to retweet a tweet….

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