Time for a social media shakeup at Parent Hacks? Talk amongst yourselves.
I'm still reading up on this, but from what I can tell, Facebook has changed the interface so that, if I want to reach more people who have already liked the page (not even all of them!), I have to pay to promote each post.
This is...troubling, to say the least. I get that I'm not in charge of Facebook, and they can mess with their interface however they like. But I'm frustrated for those of my readers who prefer to get their updates there haven't seen anything new from Parent Hacks for weeks despite my posting there several times per week.
For devoted Facebook users, this tutorial about Interest Lists may help -- from what I can tell, adding a page to an interest list makes updates appear more consistently.
But this is also a good moment for me to check in with you about your update- and social media preferences. I keep my social media usage pretty limited (that is, I stick to Twitter and Facebook) so I don't fall into the vortex never to return. (I've resisted Pinterest despite many people I respect telling me it's foolish to do so.)
BUT, this Facebook situation is so frustrating that I'm open to something new.
- How do you feel about Google+ and Pinterest? Do you use them regularly?
- How about the good, old RSS feed? Do you still read your feeds? Or do you keep an eye on social media for updates?