FYBF – Open Letter to Mr Z

Dear Mr Z,

Just wanted to bring to your attention that, along with other bloggy buddies, my little page on your awesome social network has somehow slipped through the newsfeed cracks.

I’m just not getting much lovin’ these days.

What’s with that?

I’m playing by your rules.  I even get some of my friends to join in every second Sunday to hit some Like buttons and share the love.

You know all about love, right?   I mean, you just recently married your long-time girlfriend.

Which is a great thing because while you’re floating in marital bliss, your company shares are sinking.

Now, that’s a real shame but let me break this to you gently.

You’re sniffing in a bag of dirty potatoes.  There’s no potential advertising revenue for you here.

I am a mere penniless, profitless blogger.

Asking me to pay to promote my posts?  Keep dreaming.

Here’s the deal.  I know it’s a little late and I’m assuming you’re the man who has it all.  But how about I pick a little belated present from your bridal registry?

Anything in the $9.99 range ?

Or how about I just dedicate a little post to you and your lovely betrothed on this humble little blog of mine?  I’ll even give you some prime time on Friday when I do this awesome linky called “FYBF”.  How’s that sound?

Do you think then, fabulous giveaways like last week’s Veronica’s Closet will get more than a measly “39 people saw this post” ?

Don’t worry, I’m not mad…yet.  I’m gonna sit and watch how things pan out.

Just don’t make me leave “The Book” for “The Bird”.

Thanks and cheers,


P.S  To make sure there’s no hard feelings, you’re invited to an awesome #FYBFparty tonight at 8pm (EST) over at your recent big purchase, Instagram. You can find me here.  Get  your party gear on and take a pic, ‘k?

 1. Follow With Some Grace.

2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.

3. Add your post URL to the linky. Please only link up one post.

4. Grab the funky FYBF button and post it on your sidebar. Help spread the blogfloggin love.

5. Visit the blogs of your fellow FYBF’ers and share the comment love.

6. Share some more comment love. It’s proven to make your wrinkles disappear…overnight. #truth

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  1. says

    Brilliant Grace! I feel the same way about Facebook at the moment – it’s just not fair. I’m working so hard to grow my page, look for engaging content and then.. “4 people saw this”… Agggraaaaaaa! I can understand it for big profitable companies, but bloggers? not fair!
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  2. says

    Yes, Facebook is very unpredictable. It seems so unfair that they suddenly change the goal posts. I don’t know the answer. I hope you get some interest in the giveaway through other means. Your blog is a great place to be, and people should know about it!
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  3. says

    so so true Grace. I’ve been following Deb’s comments from Home Life Simplified and have been sad about the strange things happening in Facey feed that means we don’t get to see our favourite posts when they set up new links! All the more reason to make sure your Google Reader is up to date with your favourite writers I reckon! Happy Weekend to you and your fam. Pip x
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  4. says

    Oh I’m the same! What’s the point of have hundreds of likers if only a handful of them see your stuff! It’s exhausting.
    It sort of explains my post today. Too.

    Just realised I haven’t linked back. Oops! Off to do that now!
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  5. says

    Naughty facebook. So, do dodgy! As you know, I’m on Pinterest more these days and I love it. No payment required (that I know of). Plus beautiful inspiring images galore. Some how I don’t think I’ll give Facebook up any day soon though.

  6. says

    So true Grace, Greedy McGreederson has taken ALL of the fun out of Facebook. Once upon a time you could pop on and have a sticky beak, share some pics, have a chat. Now it’s all about this game or that game, advertising, promoting posts, searching out pages that no longer appear in your newsfeed. It’s all over. *sigh*
    And I’m sorry I can’t come to the party tonight, IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!! So we have plans. But enjoy x
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  7. says

    I understand that the Z Man has to make moolah for his shareholders now, but it’s now getting to the stage that it’s not viable for bloggers and small businesses that can’t afford to ‘pay to promote’ to keep trying to build their FB pages. Hope there is a balance struck soon so we can all continue to enjoy the facebook love, both as pages and followers. x
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  8. says

    You are an amazing mum and creative genius. Took me 2 reads to work out “don’t make me choose between the book and the bird” I was thinking..ummmmm ‘rude bird?’ immmmm hitting with book?

    Anyhow. it does seem like you have hit the nail on the head. By the way, he is such a dork, and you are Mr Surfer looked waaaaaaaaaaaay happier and more loving in your wedding day pic.

    Love me
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