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Let’s say, speaking hypothetically, if a blogger spends her one free hour a day crafting a blog post that matters to her, publishes said post the next day, and then posts a link to Facebook where less than 10% of her “likes” actually view it, is said blogger insane for using her time this way?
Because that’s the reality I am inhabiting in Facebook right now, folks. The algorithms are not in my favor, and my posts are being pushed out to only about 10% of my “audience.” If you guys interact with the post – like it, share it, comment on it – then sometimes that gets up to 20%.
There was a lot of talk about this on the affiliate page for the bundle sale I recently promoted. (It’s over now, so don’t try to buy it.) A lot of folks kept a really good eye on their numbers and compared them to just last fall, when the last sale took place. The general consensus is that Facebook is just not getting our stuff out there.
I can’t afford to promote my posts so that they’ll hit the top of your newsfeed. So what I am asking of you is this:
- If you haven’t already subscribed to my blog, then look for this in the far right column: “Explore Wellness via Email” Then enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
- Let me know if you are using other platforms. I have to confess, I don’t think I have the bandwidth to do Google+ AND Facebook (and raise those children who insist on being clothed and fed each day.) But if the party’s over at G+, then I can convert.
- If I should just stop doing this, go ahead and tell me that, too. Based on the hits I get on my archived pieces, I think there is interest in what I am saying. And I really like writing for the blog. But if my energies are wasted here because there’s no good delivery system, tell me.
Alright, with that bit of housekeeping out of the way, let’s get to the fun stuff.When I buy a butternut squash, I am fanatical about finding one with a much longer stem than trunk. Does that make sense? I think it maximizes the flesh and minimizes the work I have to do to de-seed. When I found this one at the store, I knew I had a winner.