Ya’ll, if we’re friends on Facebook, that is about to end. Not that I don’t love you, ’cause you know I do, but Facebook has switched to an advertising model, and that means no more free content distribution for pages like mine. (Translation: this is why you don’t see my Facebook posts.)
I have close to 4,000 Facebook fans, and 117 of them saw my last post. It’s Facebook’s business to run, and I’m in business too, so I get that your biz has to make money. But, I don’t have Nike’s ad dollars, so you won’t be seeing me buy ads on Facebook. And that means you probably won’t see my Facebook posts, even though you signed up for them.
I really want us to stay friends. But if you only stay in touch with me through Facebook, it’ll be like I moved across the country and never call. (Want to know more? Read this article in Time about the end of free marketing on Facebook.)
So let’s stay in touch — here’s how.
Become a Subscriber
See the teal box to the right of this article? Fill it out and you’ll be on my email list that no social media giant can ever take away. I’ll drop you an email each time there is a new blog post, or coupon, or special offer. (Plus, you’ll be able to download your very own copy of my eBook, Party Planner Cheat Sheets.) Or, click here to jump to my subscriber page.
Like Me on Pinterest
Pinterest is where the party is. I pin almost daily, so you can totally see what I’m dreaming up next. I’m sure to pin some fabulous idea you can use. Like one board, or like them all. Follow me on Pinterest.
Like Me on Twitter
It’s short and sweet. It has links and pics. Plus, it’s cool that you may see a Tweet from Ellen, then me, then Martha Stewart. It’s like one big, loud cocktail party. (And not to worry: you don’t have to actually tweet just because you have a Twitter account. You can use the platform just to follow along.) Follow me on Twitter.
Like Me on Instagram
This is the behind the scenes scoop. See me try out new party ideas before they hit the blog. Or just see my latest manicure. Instagram is whatever strikes my fancy. Follow me on Instagram.
Like Me on Google+
You plus things instead of liking them, so this is an easy platform to use for anyone familiar with Facebook. Everyone who’s running off the sinking Facebook ship is jumping on the Google+ life raft. Add me to a circle to be sure you see my updates. Follow me on Google+.
Favorite My Etsy Shop
You’ll be able to see whenever I add a new product, and there’s lots of that coming up. Many more hand-crafted party supplies are coming to the shop. So, if you don’t want to buy a whole Party Kit, now you have an easy way to add a little “me” to your party! Follow me on Etsy.
Like and Comment on Facebook
If you do get lucky and see one of my Facebook posts, please like it or leave a comment. That action basically sends a message to the Facebook algorithm that says, “Yo, FB! I really do want to see what Double the Fun Parties has to say. Show her posts in my News Feed.” Follow me on Facebook — and hit like on a bunch of wall posts.