Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Marketing Your Work on Facebook


by M. J. Joachim

Those words, they were primed and ready to hit the keypad like nobody’s business…
Oops! Distracted by Facebook again!

But this post was important…and a hoax...

Of course I didn't know it was a hoax...


With the recent changes in FB, the public can now see activities on any wall. This happens when our friend hits "like" or "comment." Automatically, their friends will see our posts too. Unfortunately, we cannot change this setting by ourselves, because Facebook has configured it this way. There is a way to protect your privacy.

Only you can change it. PLEASE place your mouse over my name above (do not click). A window will appear. Now move the mouse on "FRIENDS" (also without clicking), then down to "Settings." Click on Settings and a list will appear. REMOVE the check on "COMMENTS & LIKE" by clicking on it. By doing this, activity amongst friends and family will no longer become public. Many Thanks! Past this on your wall so your contacts can follow suit, if you want to maintain some degree of privacy on Facebook too. 

Don't you just hate it when that happens!!!

So much for marketing our writing, right?

Not so fast, good people…

Simply choose to publicize your links by clicking “public” when you post them. The rest of us can share and share alike, spreading the word like a grass roots movement on fire!

In a society where little is kept private, and words are everywhere – too often without a care or sense of decency at all…

Yea, I guess no one needs to read my sermon about that in this post…

Marketing your work on Facebook is a good idea. It also helps to mind your manners and consider the posts other people are sharing. After reading the post above, I changed a few “friend settings” for people who don’t use Facebook to market anything. They only use it to keep up with friends and family. This type of thing preserves respect for individuals, keeps the peace and makes for nicer relationships in the long run.

Happy Wednesday to All!
Wishing you only good things from sunny ArizonaJ
M. J.