Facebook has deactivated the NorthHantsMum FB Page
On Thursday, when I discovered that Facebook had moved my FB pages into a Business Manager, I moved them out of the Business Manager because I have no idea what it is and I don’t want to use it as it’s clearly yet ANOTHER attempt by FB to make money out of me.
Facebook moved my pages into the Business Manager with no warning.
I was then advised by FB that they would be removing my admin rights from the pages and deleting my FB Pages within 24 hours.
At first I was absolutely LIVID.
How DARE they do this. AGAIN!
Three years ago, in 2015, they “decided” to change my profile to a page and it caused me an extreme amount of stress and grief.
However, this time I was a bit more prepared. I’ve put systems in place to ensure that if FB decided to screw my business over again I would be prepared. (I know NHM isn’t a business, it’s a not for profit, but I class it as a business given how much time and effort it takes several of us to run!)
On Friday, I woke up with a great feeling of relief and calmness.
The decision has been made for me.
Every 6 months to a year Facebook does a massive change which “screws” those of us who are running small businesses.
I am absolutely sick of it. The time and effort it takes to get things “back on track” after another Facebook algorithm change or changing the notifications so no one can see what you post. I just don’t have the energy for it anymore.
I also learnt this week that Facebook track all of the websites that you click on from the device that you’ve connected to Facebook from (I kind of knew this already). I’m fairly sure that should be illegal!!! I also learnt that they own WhatsApp.
Ironically, in the past two weeks I’ve been moaning about FB to the Small Business Networking group and some of the Mum’s on the school run, so I wasn’t that surprised when it happened this week! lol.
I intensely dislike the way Facebook are trying to exploit people and I dislike the ethics of the company.
Never miss a NorthHantsMum blog post again!!
As I am soooo over Facebook and their ridiculous changes that are only there to try to make money out of people, after 7.5 years, I’ve decided that I won’t be having an FB page again.
Someone had already commented on the annual NHM Survey that it was confusing having so many things being posted in so many different places.
So, from now on, you can subscribe on the website (see picture below) to receive the posts via email and you can add me as a friend at “Louise nhm Smith”.
I will no longer update the “NorthHantsMum FB Page” and if FB choose to delete the page – well, that’s up to them.
You can’t search FB pages anyway so it makes much more sense to keep the content in the website alone.
You can still share posts from the website to Facebook as the functionality is available at the bottom of each post on the website.
Subscribing on a Tablet, iPad, PC or Laptop
It’s much, much, MUCH easier to subscribe to to NHM on an ipad, tablet, PC or laptop.
So if there is any way you can get hold of one of those, definitely try to subscribe there as the subscribe box is at the top of the screen on the right hand side (see the picture above with the text under it).
Subscribe on a phone
If you are trying to subscribe via a phone, the best way is to scroll to the very BOTTOM of the home page, as far as you can go (past all of the posts) and then scroll BACK UP slowly:
- past the “Categories”,
- past the “Navigation Menu”,
- past the “Random Business Directory Listing”,
- past the “Recent NorthHantsMum Posts”,
- past the “Search NorthHantsMum”
- and “Subscribe to NorthHantsMum via email” will be just there.
It takes much longer to explain than to actually subscribe on a phone! lol.
Hopefully if you subscribe you won’t be subject to FB and the limitations that they place on what you see from NorthHantsMum as subscribing on the website means you won’t miss ANYTHING that is published on the website.
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