said 6 months ago:
@annfurnivall I hear you, Miss Ann. And you know I’m a true fan of yours, your store, and your daughter’s. Facebook has been great for yall. But in competitive verticals such as cosmetic surgeons, dentists, roofers, more service type industries, the budgets they’re spending to keep up that pace everywhere… well, just out-of-site huge! That was and will never be sustainable over time.
I’m looking at this from a cost-benefit perspective, too. It’s costs money to be competitive, whether in time or cash. I’m just advocating reordering priorities and concurring with Amy and Elaine that, yes, website MUST come first as the only real estate you own and to which all things MUST originate and from which all things must disseminate. It’s HOME. It’s first. Too many businesses are converting assets into expenditures, instead of investing in their HOME first.
Your Facebook HOME will never really be your asset. It’s an expenditure. To place all your eggs, hopes, dreams, and assets in that basket is waaaaaaay too risky.
I agree its a big boo-hoo, but it is what it is.
Just like my big boo-hoo would be if something bad happened over on YouTube. Don’t know if you read my recent long boo-hoo rant over recent changes there, but time is money, honey, and they’re stretching my ability to keep up there very thin… in the way of extra time burdens on me and what I’m trying to do there.
Right now, other social avenues are opening up with multi-media dimensions, combined with excellent curation capacities, that are just beginning to open our eyes. Facebook is MY way of keeping contact with my friends, not email, phone, etc. It’s become a crutch. But I’m acutely aware that times… they are a changing… and rapidly so.
I personally don’t play with Facebook for business at all, but that’s because I don’t need to and it’s not a good use of MY time. I’m just saying… play in the park, but don’t build your house their… Sandy and Katrina’s distant cousin will surely rock it to its knees sooner than expect.
Excuse the trailiing thoughts,. Can’t go back and edi t, lol, I’m truly typing blind right now… don’t even ask…:)