Today the time has come, I am making a stand! Facebook has become a menace to Blogland with all the immediate and instant gratification, along with the one click Like without the need to make an effort to leave a comment. However, many of us have been forced into using it as a way to get our work seen and, like it or loathe it, it seems to be the place to be. However, Facebook has done untold damage to Bloggers and this is where I make my stand.
I used to post here, and add a link with a photo to Facebook. In my naive little world, I had thought that this might bring more traffic to my blog but, in the one-click world, it has had the opposite effect. So, from now on:
- I shall be seriously reducing my Facebook time
- I shall only post a link back to the blog post for that day with a partial photograph
- Yes, I shall probably continue to post Rosie updates if anyone is interested enough but otherwise they will be here, on my blog
How many hours do I waste trawling through posts about who had what for dinner and where they have been shopping? Is it really funny to have the F and C words used so much? What does that really add to anything?
One voice in millions won't change the way Facebook works, but if more of you are brave enough to take the same stand, we might make Blogger the thriving community it once was, without all the dross.
Anyone out there prepared to join me to try and make 2016 a Blog Year?
When I was rummaging for stamps last week, I found poor old neglected Henry and thought it was about time that he came out to play again.
This is Skating Henry from Whiff of Joy (retired I think)
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are from a pad of BoBunny that is at least a couple of years old
Sentiment die from Clearly Besotted
Starry Night Edger from Joanna Sheen Signature Dies
Hugs to all, and solidarity to Bloggers!