I love when I’m banned by an overzealous facebook bot. With zero recourse. (I can’t even ask them to review the bot’s results.)
1: Facebook is stressful.
2: Facebook is stressful.
3: I am banned from Facebook because I made a post that mentioned that there was a neighbor who may or may not have hit occupancy cap, how much the rent was, and that they weren’t allowed to have more than $x keys for their apartment.
Yes, I was accused of human exploitation for saying those things. (I’m honestly laughing over it. Sort of.)
The timing is ridiculous and stupid, but it’s fine.
I’m, at this stage, just rather done with facebook.
I am going to move all my giveaways to my blog and use a google form for entries. My PA will email winners rather than message on facebook. I will move my general socialization/chat (possibly with discord, the text-based version?) with readers to my monthly Patreon as a perk for them. That works well for me because it will give me more time to do things like cross-stitch, play games, etc.
Social media is, frankly, exhausting.
Bonus: rather than social media’ing, I’ll be luxury writing. That means more books? More books is good, right?
As I’m in facebook time out, I am going to try some new things.
I am going to post my daily/weekly/whatever progress on my art progress to my blog, here. If you want to see snippets of my personal life, subscribe to the blog at the bottom of the page using the wordpress emailer. It’ll dump the posts to your email, so you don’t even have to come to the blog unless you want to.
Assuming I’m ever given ad access back on FB, I’ll just use FB to reach new readers… and move elsewhere. Facebook continues to play stupid games… so it will win stupid prizes.
And I shed stress. I like shedding stress.
On that happy note, I have been working on a ship wreck cross stitch. Here is my progress on it so far! I am very happy with my progress. At my current stitch pace, I will be finished in approximately 2053.
Isn’t my unicorn needle minder adorable? I love it.
So, if you are curious why I’m quiet on FB… you now know why. Oopsy.
I think I’ll just stick to my blog and patreon. That’s just saner for my sanity.
Glad to sign up for your Blog–I am on NO social media at all.
Less stress, more books…what’s not to like? Thank you for shifting to the blog and patreon for your posts.
I really love your anticipated finish date for the shipwreck cross-stitch ☺
Can’t say I blame you. I use Facebook to keep up with family that lives across the country from me. Lately it’s been less family and more nonsense.
Well, that puts you in good company. The majority of authors I follow use Facebook to advertise new and upcoming books, while sending their followers an email newsletter.
I tell you I mainly keep Facebook to follow my authors… and kitties of course… less stress is better
I’ve been calling it Nannybook for a couple of years now, and heavily reducing the time I spend scrolling on it. I’m glad you’re reducing your stress!
FB is always a stupid time suck anyways lol so I’m signing up for your blog as I’d rather read that instead. Well unless you’ve got a new book release coming out soon I hope? Pretty please and thank you with whip cream and a cherry on top?
I am so sorry facebook continues to give you a hard time. It’s been hemorrhaging participants for several months now due to its own stupidity; I was thankful to leave once I no longer needed it for work and haven’t looked back, but I did regret losing access to your posts. Even your public posts became inaccessible without logging in!
Thank you for posting to your blog and patreon instead; de-stressing is always good, and more time for you to do whatever brings you joy? Priceless!
That unicorn needle minder is adorable! Wherever did you find it? FB makes me sad, so I’m glad to hear you are leaving that stress behind.
The Sneaky Kitty Critic
Etsy. I’ll make a blog post/ discord post (both) with the cool stuff I’ve recently gotten and links to the various stores.
Good call. I left FB years ago when they started deleting veterans groups.
I’ve never even had an account on FB, so yay! I’ve only ever heard horror stories about how they treat people, so I never started an account. Have always been happy with my decision not to FB – I prefer email anyway lol
Hey, I admire your progress on your cross stitch! Mine is still waiting for me to retire. Re Facebook, my niece was recently put in time out on FB – she basically writes nostalgic, uplifting posts about family events from when she was a child so I have no idea what could have triggered them, and neither does she.
And so, Antisocial Media strikes again!
FB is getting worse and worse, hubby spends almost more time in FB jail than he does out, and it’s almost always for stupid stuff. They banned him for 7 days for explaining in a group that we are in (at the group owner’s request) that the term midget is highly offensive and why. He appealed the ban and they unbanned him on the 6th day admitting that they were wrong and that he was correct that he was explaining how the term was offensive, not using it offensively. Problem… this was over a year after the post was made. He has also been banned for posting a suicide hotline for veterans, telling a friend to smack her husband for doing something extremely stupid, etc… I could go on. Most of their bans make no sense at all, and they’re going back YEARS searching for things that they can claim are NOW against the terms of service, whether they were when they were posted or not.
FB is insane. I have been put in FB jail for many things… post multiple years old… putting up the Vet suicide line number… asking a friend to punch her husband in the shoulder for being an idiot and not listening to the dr (he deserved it… wound up having to have a second surgery for ignoring the dr…)
I has paused looking at Facebook for a while after my Mom passed. When I went to sign in again Facebook wanted my drivers license information to prove it was my account. However they never had that information and this was after major data breaches were reported in national news, Facebook had been giving away the data, it was not stolen. I said NO!