Is Facebook Even Worth The Time And Effort For Bloggers?

Interesting post from Elena – I’ve certainly seen a massive drop in views on Facebook in the last few months. Please don’t like or comment on my reblog, hop on over to Elena and say hi!

Elena Peters | Midlife Blogger

Every time I turn around, Facebook is kicking us bloggers in the teeth. Quite honestly, I’m at the point where I don’t know why I bother anymore.

The last few weeks, I have seen a slew of bloggers complaining that their links and/or comments were automatically being deleted by Facebook. WTH! Ok, so maybe some of those people deserve it because they go around to every group they belong to and drop the same links, over and over and over again. I get that. If you are that stupid, maybe you deserve to be deleted. But I have also seen really good bloggers, that engage with others, being shadow banned too.

I have had a steady decline of refers to my blog from Facebook over the past year. And although I am not opposed to boosting my posts, I have in the past, I am super pissed that if you…

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22 thoughts on “Is Facebook Even Worth The Time And Effort For Bloggers?

  1. About a year or two ago, Facebook shut me down for no explained reason. So I’ve stopped relying on them for anything. I have a Facebook page that is just there and serves absolutely no purpose.

  2. I set up a second profile just to make sci fi friends. Out of the 300 friends I interact with about 4. But getting people to follow links away from fb is almost impossible. A lot of this is down to users being on the fb app rather a browser. For my blog is have found fb of very little use. It is good as a central location to gather information .

  3. I find that the reach on FB is so limited. Hardly anyone ever sees my posts from the list of people that have liked my page. I try and focus more on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (although I need to make far more of an effort with all of them!)

  4. FB seems okay for building a community feel for your blog but from what others say it can be more work than it’s worth sometimes. The downside I’ve heard occasionally is that people comment on FB and not on their blog. Got a personal FB profile but don’t really push the blog on it.

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