12 Reasons Why You Should Give Me Some Facebook Love…

Why you should give me some Facebook love

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:

http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks

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:

Who creates this nonsense?

Who creates this nonsense?

8. You won’t receive any Candy Crush requests from me.

Remember… http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks

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:

Oh dear...

Oh dear…

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!

http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks

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

70 thoughts on “12 Reasons Why You Should Give Me Some Facebook Love…

  1. 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!

      • 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Hi Suzie,
    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!
    Michelle

    • 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

      • 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…

  6. 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.

  7. Dear Suzie,
    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!

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