Is Juliet at SixCatsFun Vintage! Congratulations to Juliet, and a big thank you to all who entered.
I do have another giveaway coming right up as I have now passed the 500 mark on Facebook followers. Actually, I have mixed feelings about using Facebook. I opened an account just so I could have a page for The Vintage Traveler. I rarely, if ever post to my “personal” page, and honestly, never post anything other than vintage or fashion related things. I only keep that account because I believe that some people keep track of my new blog posts that way. But to be honest, I’m finding Facebook to be less and less useful. It seems like the more people who like my page, the less it is posted.
At the present time, most of my posts are seen by only 10 to 20% of the people who “like”the page. I realize the Facebook powers are wanting me to pay to have my posts seen by more people, but this blog is not a money-making enterprise and I have no advertising budget.
The way I see it, this is what is keeping Facebook from being the really great useful tool that it has the potential to be. Many people who signed up to see my posts can’t see them, and the reverse is also true. I can’t see the posts of companies and organizations that I want to see. If Facebook was doing its job well, then people could truly connect with the groups that interest them, but instead we get a half-baked site that everyone loves to hate. I’ve read all the posts about hovering and clicking in order to see a page’s posts, but I honestly can’t accomplish this simple task. It’s almost as if the site does not want people to have any control over which pages they see.
I realize that Facebook has the right to make even more billions for Zuckerberg. My guess is that if Facebook actually allowed the useful things it has the potential for, then most users would be willing to actually pay a small fee. And at close to a billion users, that should be enough to keep the owners in hoodies for a while.