I want to become a successful blogger. I think what I write about is interesting, entertaining, and informative. I post a couple of times a week and promote my posts through a variety of channels in hopes that people will read what I’ve written. Well, I recently found out that Facebook is ruining what progress I’ve made on its front.
I lament for the day when people used to bookmark sites and visit/refresh them multiple times a day until new stuff was posted… or maybe that was just me. Now it’s not important to check a website until someone writes something of wit in a comment under a post on Facebook, making this news tough to swallow. I know there are some people who rely on Facebook to check out my web site for new stuff. It was already tough, some people do end up on my site via Facebook but people don’t always see my status updates (only so much can fit in a feed with all those updates by people whom no one really cares about but are friends with regardless) and much less often do people comment on them. Now I find out only a fraction of my audience will be “permitted” to see my posts without a cost to me?
I don’t have the money to promote my posts on Facebook, so I have no choice but to realize my Facebook page is an unreliable way to generate traffic and making sure people are notified of new content. So, please consider the following methods of having updates sent directly to you:
I like to watch professional wrestling. The other day I watched the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View. The titular Royal Rumble match is the most exciting match of the year, at least