Tuesday, September 24, 2019

What To Post?

I've been on Facebook for quite a while. We're encouraged, as authors, to have a social media presence, and I've tried. I've even developed two Facebook pages--my "regular" one, for friends, family, acquaintances, and some of the people who ask; and my "author" page, where I post links that might be of interest to writers. But the former presents a problem for me.

As I looked through FB today, preparing this post, I decided that there were certain things I wasn't going to do. I don't like posts that have a political flavor. (Although I have my own viewpoint, and will gladly tell you about them, I've never seen anyone convinced by a FB post). I enjoy, for a while, seeing recipes, but eventually they make me hungry. I'm a retired physician, and I keep up with medicine via journals and the Internet, so it especially angers me when people post material--especially that copied from sites--that espouses certain things as sure-fire bad or good things, or for that matter, when they ask medical questions on the Internet. For that matter, when people seek or give professional advice on their FB page, my initial thought is that they might or might not get something useful.

I've gone on and on, considering and rejecting various things I could write about. And, finally, I've come up with a post that no one can find fault with. Enjoy.


7 comments:

Anne Payne said...

LOL!!! This is a great post! :-) And the photo is gorgeous. Did you take it?

Richard Mabry said...

Nope, that picture is via Pexels.com (where I find most of my free images). But thanks. And thank you for stopping by.

Priscilla Bettis said...

Haha, I didn't know where you were going with this post. Love the photo! Recipes make me hungry after awhile, too.:-)

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Fun post, Richard LOL - and you're so right. I don't linger very long on Facebook these days. Things I see are either upsetting, false, repetitive, or boring. And the ads selling products I have no interest in ... very annoying. It seems one appears after every three or four posts.

Richard Mabry said...

Just thought I'd do something different. I've gained five pounds just seeing some of the recipes that are posted on FB. (BTW, we tried one and it turned out great).

Rita Garcia said...

I agree with you about Facebook. I'm thankful for the friends that take the time to post uplifting, inspirational messages. Snd truly I can't argue with your post. :) But there does seem to be a story lurking in the shadows. :)

Richard Mabry said...

Rita, if anything is lurking in the shadows, I'm going to let it stay there.Thanks for your comment.