A little while ago, I realised that my Facebook page was in need of some love. I started to build it up, and gained a little success with drawing new viewers to my blog by sharing my posts. However, I’ve found that it has been completely neglected recently and needs a new breath of life…
It’s always quite embarrassing when trying to promote ourselves. As bloggers, lots (NOT ALL, but lots) of us want our ramblings to be read, shared, commented on, and as my views have increased I have had to resist shouting it from the rooftops when I have written a post that I am proud of. However, there is no point in being coy about this: this is blatant self promotion.
Here is the link to my page:
Still not interested?
1. It’s a great way to catch up on some of the posts that you may have missed. I also find it easier and quicker to communicate with non-WordPress bloggers there…
Need more reasons?
2. I don’t post Instagramed pictures of everything that I eat.
3. I don’t indulge in sharing too much information. You won’t hear about it when I go to the toilet. Unless something really exciting has happened when I’ve been in there.
Don’t forget… http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks
4. I don’t post cryptic messages that are clearly meant for someone without actually writing their name.
5. While I am in a long term relationship, you won’t be subjected to constant pictures of me and The Bloke. Unless The Bloke is doing something stupid. Then I’ll tell you all about it.
6. I don’t believe myself to be a sporting pundit, and don’t post constant quotes about the performance of different teams.
7. I don’t post pictures like this:
8. You won’t receive any Candy Crush requests from me.
9. I won’t litter the page with pictures of me relaxing on a beach and drinking a cold beverage when I’m on holiday, just to remind you that you’re still at home in the cold… much. Ok, I’ve done that once in two years. But it was a lovely beach.
10. I do have a reasonable pop culture knowledge and a sense of reality, so won’t get Star Wars and Transformers mixed up in my posts or comments:
11. I don’t post up pictures of myself crying in a mirror to show that I’m not just upset, but I’m REALLY UPSET.
12. I like to share things that are intellectually stimulating. For example, did you know that the knots in my bedroom door look like Sid from Ice Age? Don’t believe me? You’ll have to visit my page to see!
Ok, admittedly, there are occasionally pictures of cats, but before you go running for the hills, they are pictures of MY cats, who are awesome. Clearly worth your time. There are also posts about music, life, love, beauty, friendship, family, teaching, parenting and mental health. It’s all Suzie, all of the time!
To give my page some much needed attention, here is the link again. Looking forward to seeing you there!
You can also find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog, and don’t forget to hop on over to my Pinterest page http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks and my Instagram page http://www.instagram.com/suzie81speaks
Hi Suzie! I thought I was following you on FB already, so I’m glad you posted this! Now I am my dear! Cher xo
That’s great Cher! Thanks!
Thank you my dear! Cher xo
Facebook you say… away I am to find you, LOVE you, then have a swig of tea! ❤
Haha! Much appreciated my lovely, as always!
Cute! Well I am not on Facebook, but if I were then you would have convinced me 🙂
It’s so hard getting FB love nowadays. I’ll “like” your page ^_^
Thank you! I certainly find it a lot of work to build it up – it almost needs as much work and updates as the blog does!
I’m disappointed that I won’t be seeing pictures of your meals. Do you save those for Instagram?
You want to see my cheese sandwiches? i’ll have to DM them to you on Twitter Phil 😉
I really hate Facebook and have written about this in one of my WordPress 101 blog posts, BUT (that’s a big but) I think I might like your FB page because all of the things I really hate are things you’re avoiding!
Thank you! What’s at the top of your list?
1. Using my name and photo to tell people what I like and therefore, they should like it, too! 2.Informing me that one of my friends wants me to play a game when none of my friends would ever do that because I don’t do games. 3. Daily minutiae photos. 4.Political rants 5.Watching people try to outdo each other in the “My life, job, kid, house, vacation……is so much better than yours.” (I’ve seen so much conflict in families because of this.) Oh, I could go on. Aren’t you glad you asked?
Oh, I do like pictures of cute cats, though!
Haha! I have a ‘friend’ on facebook who I don’t feel like i can remove because of all the mutual friends that we have, but i have to mute her because of the amount of times she posts up boastful things about how great she is in comparison to everyone else…
ARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH! But that’s sad, isn’t it? Because it just translates into “I’m really insecure and need to put on a front.” So much subtext! I tripped on to FB the first time by mistake and stayed on for a year at the request of family and friends who lived in other states. After a year I bowed out. I signed back on because I joined an authors’ group and need to keep up with the events. I’m really limiting contacts, but the nature of the beast is still evident.
I’ve thought about leaving on several occasions, but it’s pretty good for my traffic so reluctantly stay on there are the min…
Suzie, this is perfect because I’ve been meaning to check out your Facebook page.:) I would be honored to follow you. By the way, you have BIG kudos from me on your passion for mental health. I’m an advocate myself. Not in a professional manner, mind you, but in my personal life. I believe that everyone should be happy and that we should do everything in our power to chase the things that bring the most bliss. You know?
Absolutely! It’s only since I hit my thirties that I started to be much more aware of my mental health, and the focus on it helped me work through a number of issues. It’s still one of the biggest taboos of the 21st century! Thanks so much for the follow!
Oh, wow, I’m just now seeing your comment!:)
I pleases my heart and mind greatly to know that you’re more aware of your mental health, and that you’re making strides to be happy. And yeah, I couldn’t agree more about the taboo of the subject. Mental illness is sadly misunderstood around the world. It’s up to us to help raise awareness, right?
I am honored, my friend!
Couldn’t agree more – thanks Dustin!
I’m glad that we agree, and can help raise awareness together.:)
I loved this! I neglect my FB page – I often say that I’m an introvert with a social side. I’d much rather read than be read. The interactions and connections are the most rewarding part of blogging. Now that you’ve inspired me, perhaps I can do the same on FB.
Pleased to “meet” you and have a great weekend!
Thanks! I’ve been really surprised by how many bloggers describe themselves as introverts – I think that’s why blogging is so popular – we get to have a voice without the fear of having to say anything in front of people!
I’ll have to find you when I next login – my phone won’t let me go to the link. I’m trying to build up my Facebook page – so far I’ve found people seem to like pictures of cute animals or quotes and not so much the links to my posts. Oh well!
I find the same – photographs of the cats get a much higher response than my posts usually!
I like to use social media to share other people’s posts or good articles too. But I also like to mix up what is on Facebook to be different to Twitter and vice versa. So lots of pics get clicks!! Cater to your audience I guess 🙂
i think that’s a really good idea!
I’m back from a kind-of hiatus, so I’ve given you some FB-love. 🙂
Thank you! I need to get over there and start posting up some stuff!
I’m coming to find you….!
Yay! I read that in Davina’s voice…
Well I have subscribed to your blog via email however just for you I’ll like your FB page too Suzie. If you want you’re welcome to like my page back at https://www.facebook.com/Pinky.Poinker
Thanks very much Michelle! I’ll hop on over in a bit!
Great job on your post! I love it and will follow as my page.
Thank you very much! Looking forward to interacting with you there too!
Already following and if I may suggest
You can share your posts to the page or to your personal Facebook through WordPress by going to your dashboard and connecting an account through the sharing tab 🙂
Thanks Meredith! I’ve tried that before but I can’t get it to go to my blog page and not to my personal page – I do that with Twitter and Tumblr but it doesnt work for facebook for some reason?
Okay. You’ve convinced me. 🙂
How did you grow your Facebook following? I am trying to grow mine but it’s not been successful. Did you boost posts? Promote page?
By doing posts like this mainly! I did boost a post once, but I got very little back from it, so that’s not something I’ll be doing again!
Me too! I have got more from Pinterest and that’s free lol!
I have started to build up traffic by sharing posts on my personal facebook page and joining a group which I really enjoy, and was lucky in that one of my posts was shared by all my friends and went mental, but on a weekly basis I get far more from Twitter. My next job is my Pinterest…
Um, was I meant to do something? And your cats are awesome. Do they have their own account? I’d like to follow them.
Haha! I have thought about that, but I can’t keep up as it is… Besides, they get enough attention already!
Reblogged this on Steve Says… and commented:
Give me some Facebook love at https://www.facebook.com/steve.says2014 oh and keep some love for Suzie too…
All of those reasons are precisely the reason I stopped using Facebook – I should check yours out! Thanks for sharing, I hope your day is going well! 🙂
Thank you! I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Facebook…
Okay, off to follow you on FB too! 🙂 xx
Thanks my lovely!
Hello, Suzie. Well, I read your post, didn’t know about the love – but I definitely gave the page a “like” and invited about 100 people to do the same thing. 🙂 Let’s see how much love it will get.
So sorry for the late reply – I had so many new followers! Can’t tell you how grateful I am!
I’m happy you’re replying to the comment., no matter when. Thank you.
That’s very gracious of you, thank you!
Reblogged this on Suzie Speaks and commented:
Next Saturday I’m going to be hosting a Facebook link party – here’s another 12 reasons why you should follow my Facebook page!
I have not been to a Facebook party before! I am following your page though,and will definitely come calling in.
I’ve never held one – but figured it would be a great way to meet people and boost my Facebook page
Sounds a great idea 🙂
It has been AGES since I commented on your blog. I still follow–I just haven’t commented due to your subject matter. I am just not in your demographic pool as a cat blogger and also one of the “walking dead”! Well, this is what hit me directly in the face: 9 of the 12 reasons for following you on Facebook are negatives–what we won’t find you posting. Those reasons might as well just be deleted. It is positive things we should look for that should be listed! Think about it. One more thing: posting cat photos is OK if they are your own original cat photos–internet cats and memes are not!
Hi Greg! It was more of a light hearted take on there really – my page is for sharing my posts and my own pics of my cats…
OK–I get it now! I forgot to add the slow witted demographic.
Is everything ok Greg? You seemed a little cross in your comment?
It is early and we had the daily savings time turn the clocks forward gig last night. A little more coffee and I will be fine.
Ah right, I was just checking as you seemed offended and I couldn’t work out why?
No no no–all is good between you and me
Haha! Hope your coffee makes you feel better!
Actually the pic meme of the ice cream really did make me laugh out loud, also I did know about your bedroom door but only because you mention it on here before lol
Haha! Every time I see the door I think of the blog post!