So you're telling me that if I post a personal rant about about the state of Phil Robertson's "career" on my personal page, I can reach at least 50% of my 1,000 Facebook friends and expect around 100 or so likes/comments/shares, but if I try to update my 173 fans on new products in my shop, you're only going to show 16 of those fans? Or less as time goes on? Unless, of course, I shell out a minimum of $5/post. I'll tell ya right now, Facebook, I do not make enough to pay you $5/post. I get that you need to make money, but I would like to make some too. I also get that if I wanted to reach more people than who I'm connected to, then I can pay to make that happen. But dangit, why won't you just show the people who already like my Page? It's not that many! How is a little guy like me (who doesn't actually have 1,000 Facebook friends, that was just for illustration purposes) supposed to compete in the Facebook world if you're only going to update my mom and grandma's on what's new in my shop?
I know that stepping up my blog game is important to my handmade, online business, and that's what I'm trying to do here. But now I feel like Facebook is a lost cause for me, especially since only 20% of my Facebook "friends" liked my business page when I first started it up. Not that I'm not guilty of ignoring page invite requests, because I am. Everyone knows Facebook is for stalking the lives of your exes and that girl you really loved to hate in college, not for buying greeting cards from an acquaintance while her "seasonal" job is out of season.
I mean, I'm still gonna use Facebook, but everything I post from now on is going to end with #philrobertson #duckdynasty