Sooooo….I have this love/hate sitch with Facebook.
It kinda drives me batty…actually, Facebook itself is fine…it’s the status updates some people choose to broadcast to the Earth that drive me batty. I shake my head and cringe a lot.
I really really really wish there was a #firstworldproblems button. Like, for the time someone I followed complained that the toilet paper wasn’t perforated enough and wouldn’t tear properly.
I can’t make this stuff up.
But, I also laugh a lot. People are FUNNY.
From a blog perspective, I find I use it as my casual Google Reader. I like a lot of FB pages for blogs that I like but might not want to read every single post…and when I see something that catches my eye, I’ll click over and check it out. And thanks to many of my friends, I’ve read some great posts I wouldn’t have otherwise been exposed to.
So I guess FB isn’t so bad after all. (Especially after I went through and hid some of the worst offenders. Now it’s actually pleasant and void of cheap TP rants.)
Anyway…the point of this is a little bit of housekeeping. You might have heard of this already, so I apologize if this is old hat and you’re bored already.
Turns out that with the new timeline switch, Facebook managed to complicate things. I’m not even going to pretend that I understand it, but basically, just because you like a FB page, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to show up in your feed! They have some fancy algorithm for what actually shows up in your feed, and you could be missing out on my earth-shattering updates! The horrors!
(Why follow me on Facebook? Well, sometimes I link to some stuff I think you would like too…sometimes I link to sales you might want to bat your eyelashes at your husband about, and sometimes I update you on things that are too little to really do a full post about. Also, I say inane things from time to time. Sue me.)
Lucky for everyone, it’s a quick and easy fix:
1) Log into your Facebook account
2) Search for Life Rearranged in the search bar doohicky. (Like my page if you haven’t already)
3) When my page comes up, hold your mouse over the LIKE button.
4) Select Show in News Feed from the pull down menu.
Do this for any other “fan page” you want to be sure you see.
If I was fancy, I would have some giveaway to entice you to do all of these things. But let’s face it…I don’t even have a cool cover picture. I need to get with the Facebook program. Later. When I have time.
Anyway, that is all.