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'Like' this, but not that?! A Facebook Rant

I share most of my writing with my Facebook friends. Especially if it has to do with my life or people in my life. I like to share that part of myself with them. Recently, I've been using a lot of my own pictures for articles. Pictures I've taken recently and edited to be super cool. So when I share these things on Facebook, they're not only things I've written but they're also accompanied by something else I've created, which just rocks my socks off. Very recently on Facebook, I changed my profile picture and the header to pictures I've taken and altered. One of them I used for this article. This was done right after I had shared some writings including another of my pictures. Something like 20 people 'Liked' my picture changes but only 2 'Liked' my writing.

It really frustrates me when things like this happen. Part of me just wants to blame Facebook and their stupid feed. My profile picture change probably showed up on people's feeds but not some random article I linked. Why? Who knows. I can't think that my friends and family are ignoring it; that'd just be cruel. Surprisingly, it's generally Will's mom and sisters that 'Like' my writing, no matter what it's about.

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MelissaE wrote on February 17, 2015, 3:13 PM

Yes, for me it's always family and friends that like my posts on Facebook. I've pretty much quit Facebook with only the occasional update. I haven't seen that it makes any difference in my business if I post or not.

WordChazer wrote on February 17, 2015, 6:25 PM

A little bit of this, a little bit of that... (Fat Boy Slim, Weapon of Choice). FacePalm is not my weapon of choice, mainly because I don't appreciate the points you and MelissaE mention.

BarbRad wrote on February 17, 2015, 9:12 PM

i sometimes feel invisible on Facebook. Maybe it's because I usually don't have time to go there until late at night and many of my friends are in bed and may not see my feed unless they just happen to check my profile. Very few go to that trouble. I get a lot more response to my links to posted on tsu, even though no one there knows me personally. I agree it's frustrating. I wish I could get my friends onto tsu. Two joined but never made real profiles or posted.

seren3 wrote on February 17, 2015, 9:53 PM

I check FB every day now. But I have to admit I really don't know what's going there half the time!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 17, 2015, 11:43 PM

I feel the same way about both Facebook and Tsu. Only a few select people ever like my writing links on FB. If any of my other FB friends or followers ever read anything I write, I seldom hear about it. I feel like I get more views from Tsu, probably because most of the people I connect with are writers and/or photographers who are much more likely to read other writers' stuff because they are in the same position.

grandma20121 wrote on February 17, 2015, 11:44 PM

i go on facebook regularly just to read up on other people i know, i do alot of liking and some commenting on there but i do not really post much

BarbRad wrote on February 18, 2015, 3:21 AM

I think you are right. But you will get more views on tsu if you make more good friends there, and to do that you will have to comment more and interact with others on their post. Good followers tend to flock to those who interact with their comments. I'm hoping to hit 400 friends by the end of the month. The more of the right kind of friends I make, the more requests I get from the right kind of people. That translates into more views for my posts here and my blog posts. Interesting people are crying out for people who will interact with them. OldRoadsOnceTraveled

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louisechackett wrote on February 18, 2015, 4:06 PM

Ahh I get a bit like this as well but don't share my writing there

BodieMor wrote on February 21, 2015, 8:34 PM

I don't share writing on FB. And I'm always surprised by which posts get a lot of attention while others get barely any! Facebook (and my friends there) continue to baffle me...