Last month, I posted a Facebook Live event I was hosting on my Facebook page. As part of that announcement, I shared about a book giveaway I was doing to do as part of the Facebook Live.
One person responded.
I have over two thousand followers on that page, so when I got such little engagement, I started to grow a bit suspect. I posted a simple question asking people if they happened to see that post.
They had not.
Follower after follower commented that they never saw it. For some reason that I will never understand (because my brain does not work that way), people who “Like” and “Follow” my Facebook page don’t see a lot of the content I’m posting. (I always get invited by Facebook to pay them to “boost” posts.)
Why should I pay Facebook to show people who supposedly follow my page things I post on my page?
It makes no sense.
Not only that, I am also hearing from more and more people who are “getting off Facebook” as they become more and more concerned about privacy (and for good reason). I don’t blame them one bit. I’m considering it myself.
So I’ve started a Monthly Digest.
It will be one email delivered to your in box once a month that contains some of the same content I’ve shared on social media (other people’s articles, my own blog posts, YouTube videos, and podcast episodes), as well as one tool or word of advice for people who are, or are thinking about becoming, foster parents.
I want to help people who care about foster care feel more informed and equipped and encouraged as they go about this hard-yet-meaningful journey.
To sign up, just go to this short form. Answer five quick questions and you’re in. I’ll start sending the Monthly Digest out in March.
This is a free resource I’m putting together especially for those of you who either don’t use Facebook, don’t spend a lot of time on Facebook, or are simply missing some of the important things I’m sharing because Facebook’s algorithms aren’t showing them to you. I think you’ll find it informative and encouraging!