For those of my blog followers who used to see me commenting on their Facebook wall posts, I have an announcement to make.
FACEBOOK JABS TO THE RIGHT, THEN TO THE LEFT ...
I can't figure out the "improved" news feed system. People whose posts I want to follow keep falling off my feed, even though I tell FB I want to see them. Then FB decides whose feeds it thinks I should be following, so unless you're annoying the universe with a zillion posts a day, you aren't "popular" enough for your words to roll before my eyes—although if you were to post a zillion times, I'd probably hide your chatter stream. :)
And what's with all the spam FB lets get through? Even though I report it, a few days later the same people I've never heard of are telling me I want to buy their brand of pizza and get laid by some hot babe this weekend. Because I'm lactose-intolerant heterosexual, I have to question Facebook's marketing gurus. More than once I blushed thinking someone might think I actually wanted these feeds on my wall, especially since I use Facebook only for the author side of my life.
... BUT THE K-O ROUND GOES TO YOURS TRULY
So with much regret I must announce that from now on I'll be posting only on my Facebook fan page. I'll do my best to respond to all comments and hope you'll understand why I'm not returning the favor with as many of your posts as I used to. But really, when you come to think about it, as published authors this is how we'll be using Facebook anyway.
Now that I think about this, thank you, Facebook. Your lemons could make for some mighty fine lemonade.
Oct. 30, 2011—It is with much regret that I announce the following; I have deactivated my profile and unpublished my fan page due to Facebook's antics. But, as always, there is a bright side, as I've freed up more time to write and to work the social media that is a better fit for me. In a roundabout way I once again say thank you, Facebook.