Facebook Page Update: 2017 Brings More Interaction and Video

facebook-530337_1280While it may not look like it at first glance, Facebook is undergoing major changes rolling in to 2017. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with what is happening unless it’s your full-time job. So let’s see if we can help you keep on the cutting edge without going bonkers.

Our Facebook Page is one of the most ubiquitous tools for authors. It’s like the Yellow Pages of twenty years ago. Unfortunately, it may become about as effective as the Yellow Pages of today. While it is not going away, Facebook appears to be putting their efforts into other bells and whistles of their platform. Continue reading “Facebook Page Update: 2017 Brings More Interaction and Video”

Facebook Rolls out a New Look for its Facebook Pages

facebook logoFacebook is changing the layout for its “Page.” This is an opportunity to make sure you have everything in place on your Facebook Page. These changes give you more control and better visibility. As usual, they are rolling this out a little at a time; you may or may not have seen the change in your Page. Continue reading “Facebook Rolls out a New Look for its Facebook Pages”

New Algorithm Alters What You See in Your Facebook News Feed

Increase Facebook interactionsWell, there you have it. Facebook is too big. On June 29, 2016, Facebook admitted that it is officially too big for the typical consumer to acquire meaningful information. So what do they do? They change the News Feed Algorithm, of course.

As always, people get in a tizzy when they hear about a change. “No one is going to see my content!” they scream. Remember, hardly anyone sees your content anyway. Here’s the low down on the newest changes. In the past, Facebook opened up the News Feed to all the big boys—The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and any other media company that strived to be a player. This meant that you had tons of content in your News Feed that you could care less about. The more of these “players” in your feed, the less you saw the content you really cared about. I don’t know about you, but if I want “news” I would go to my favorite news source, not Facebook. Continue reading “New Algorithm Alters What You See in Your Facebook News Feed”

In Search of the Elusive Muse

searching for the museIn my last post, we discussed the existence of the muse. This week … we’ll go on a search for the muse!

For each of us, the muse is different. We all have our times when our muse delivers a stream of subconsciousness that makes us cry tears of joy when we finish a chapter. There is no right or wrong when it comes to the muse. It can be living or inanimate. It could be a place, a person, a process or ritual, an activity or music. Sometimes it just shows up and we don’t know how or where it came from.

The key is finding it, placing it “on demand” or maintaining the connection. Continue reading “In Search of the Elusive Muse”