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Is your Face Book account posting too much or not posting at all?

Are you or someone you know, missing your posts?
Are you or someone you know, missing your posts?
/ Ms. "V" (Poller)

After soliciting the assistance of a Face Book friend and Small Group member, we discovered that things were not showing up on our news feeds. Face Book has changed a lot of things (see ‘List Pictures’) and may not have notified their users of such changes. New things have appeared on the site and you may not be aware

If you’ve been feeling a little insecure, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Things that you post may not be getting out there to your friends and family members, but make sure you check before you start rolling your eyes at people or avoiding them altogether.

First, make sure that your ‘settings’ are turned on so that at least your friends/family can see your stuff. How you decide to control your settings is totally up to you. You may not want the world to see your page. You will need to be specific and tag each one of your friends as you desire. My philosophy is, “If you don’t speak to me in public, or interact with me on social media – why would you want to be my friend?”

A Like on a post or comment is an acknowledgment that someone has read your post and agree with your thoughts. Sometimes a ‘like’ is not appropriate, yet you could leave a comment or not say anything at all if you don’t agree or understand.

If you post something that a person doesn’t desire to read, or that may not interest them – then they may not want to get “notifications” from your page. They may choose to make comments to your posts from their news feed. Don’t get your feelings hurt. Guns, sports, videos, witty sayings, pass-it-ons or girly-girl things may not interest them.

Social media is very helpful, informative and keeps people in-the-loop of what’s happening in your life and theirs. If you aren’t hearing from people, check in on them and see if they are OK. Ask around and see if your ‘posts’ are getting viewed. Chances are, you may have to do some adjusting, nonetheless – check and see. Hope this information has been helpful.

Friends
Friends / Ms. "V" (Poller)

Friends

On your home page click “Friends”. There you can click “Get Notifications” if you want to see everything that the post. You can also classify each on as “Close Friends/Family”, Acquaintances, or make other lists like, “Church Members”, “Military”, “Coworkers”, or “Hometown”. There you can “unfriend” someone, but hopefully you won’t have to do that.

Edit
Edit / Ms. "V" (Poller)

Edit

On any post, there’s a ‘drop-down-arrow’ that permits you to “Edit” your post and other things. If you misspell a word and made submitted the information, this is where you could make changes or ‘delete’ the entire post. If someone else posted on your wall and you don’t want it there, you can ‘Hide from your Timeline’.

Drop-Down-Arrow
Drop-Down-Arrow / Ms. "V" (Poller)

Drop-Down-Arrow

The ‘drop-down-arrow’ in the blue box is also where you ‘log out’ and where your “Setting” will appear. There you can usually find the errors that might have made some of your posts invisible to your friends. If you’re not sure or are a little skittish about changing things, grab a pen & paper and jot down what you change.

Notifications
Notifications / Ms. "V" (Poller)

Notifications

In your ‘Settings’, you will find your ‘Notifications’. This red number atop the little globe on the blue strip informes you of people who ‘like’ something you posted, or made a comment to something that you or someone else may have said. Inside this area, you can change how you want to find out that “you’ve got FB mail”.

Timeline and Tagging
Timeline and Tagging / Ms. "V" (Poller)

Timeline and Tagging

‘Timeline and Tagging’ is also in your ‘Settings’ and allows you to be as private or public as you wish. You are in control of how much or how little people can see you your posts, pictures, videos etc. Take your time and view each section and don’t be leary of trying something.

Face Book Page
Face Book Page / Ms. "V" (Poller)

Face Book Page

This is called a “Face Book Page” or “Fan Page” and the regular page that most people post on is called a “Profile Page”. The “Fan Page” is a place where you can highlight your business. My page has articles from my Examiner.com columns, links to my website and other posts that I find interesting or amusing. Anyone can ‘like’ the information and post comments once you “Like” the page and hopefully click that you want to get ‘Notifications’.

Fan Page
Fan Page / Ms. "V" (Poller)

Fan Page

The “Fan Page” is a place where you can highlight your business. My page has articles from my Examiner.com columns, links to my website and other posts that I find interesting or amusing. Anyone can ‘like’ the information and post comments once you “Like” the page and hopefully click that you want to get ‘Notifications’.