The Wonders of Facebook are Fading Fast
For the past five years, I have been the biggest Facebook fan ever.
What better way to keep up with the kids that grew up with my kids and are now wonderful adults/and my Facebook friends? (PS if any of you are reading I love seeing you on there since I don’t get to see you much in person any more.)
What more perfect way to follow the photos and antics of my long distance relatives? What a fabulous way to keep in touch with every long lost pal from the old neighborhood through college since I moved 1500 miles away!!
Those who are my “Facebook friends” know that I am on it a lot. I am a serial “Liker” pushing the “Like” button for their news and photos and sometimes their articles that they re-post. I am actually not on it as much as people think, I am just really active and thorough in the way I go through all the statuses when I AM on!
And many know I promote my writing on there big time. It does draw people to my blog sites both here and the Huffington Post.
Oh and I brag. Of course I brag. I am the proudest mom ever to my two wonderful children Brett and Elissa, and to my three stepsons and step daughter-in-law. We all brag a bit, right? It’s perfectly acceptable to do this on Facebook. Some brag, some whine, some expound politically, and that’s just what we do. (And some do all of the above and re-post everything by George Takai and the like.) It’s a free thing to ignore whatever bothers you though.
Despite all of the above, with all of the changes constantly going on with our pages, our feeds, and the non-stop solicitations, many are getting turned off. Lots of us regulars are not visiting so regularly anymore.
I am kind of freaked out each time they show ads for things I searched the internet for that had nothing to do with my Facebook time. The “suggested feeds” on my timeline annoy me so much I block most of them, causing me to have to answer questions on why the feed didn’t interest me!
Just give me my friends’ feeds and statuses!! That’s what I want!
I’m kind of bored with the Life Hacks, recipes that I copy and never make, and of getting invited to the dumb games. With my dad now living with me, I barely have time to blog and frequent Facebook, let alone play games. Games are not part of my world right now, and I doubt they ever will be. I use what little free time I have for Yoga – absolutely necessary with my current schedule – and my writing.
And seriously, I am not interested taking quizzes to find out the color of my aura, what Classic Actress I would be, what Jewel I would be, what TV character I would be, what Movie character I would be, what Flower I would be, what state I should come from, or what country I should live in.
I think there’s a lot of us that even though we lived and breathed the wonders of Facebook for a while, the luster is wearing off and we are spending less and less time on it. Facebook Customer Retention Team – take note!
What do you think? And what can you add of the annoying things on Facebook?