This post was originally published on March 27, 2014. I came across it when I was doing some behind-the-scenes work on the blog. I was completely done with Facebook after even more changes that affected how my fans were able to interact with the page. Never fear though, we didn’t go through with the threat to delete the page completely! You can still find us over on Facebook!
Effective as of 8:00 a.m. EST on March 27, 2014 – the Life in a House Facebook page will be retired.
- There will be no more post updates.
- There will be no more funny shares.
- There will be no more interactive question of the day posts
Not that any of my 6,000+ fans have seen any of my posts in months anyway, thanks to Facebook’s changes. Facebook lost its edge the minute it stopped being a place for people to gather and chat, to share their daily lives, to post something funny to lift a friend’s spirits and became a place where they attempted to make money from every image, every comment, every post that you shared or posted.
I sadly looked through my news feed yesterday and realized that:
- the look had changed – again
- about every third post in my newsfeed was a sponsored post or a sponsored page put there by Facebook
- every time I left a comment, I was given 4 additional pages to “like” that Facebook thought might interest me
I refuse to waste my time any longer on a Facebook page that is nothing more than a black hole at this point. My time is too valuable, time that can be best spent on Google+ or on Twitter actually talking with and interacting with real, live, human beings. Yes, that means YOU.
You will not find my Facebook page on any future giveaways, you will not be asked to “like” my Facebook page in exchange for anything ever again.
My only request is that, should you love the content on our blog and want to interact with us more, that you “like” us on our other social media outlets.
I promise you’ll receive the “likes” and the “shares” you’ve been missing on Facebook from this chatty gal. Join me, won’t you?