I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Monday, July 27, 2015

How to utilize Facebook's new "See First" setting

I'm back on Facebook, and it's as crazy and unpredictable as ever. Facebook is like the weather, you know. If you don't like it, just wait an hour...it'll change.

At any rate, this new change may be a great one if it works properly.

It's a pretty common complaint that Facebook users don't see all of their friends on the news feed. It seems to be a random selection by FB minions, as opposed to simply clicking "follow" and seeing every post that person makes. You'd think that's how it would be, but it's not by a long shot.

However, they've created a new setting called "See First". Here it is:

I chose this setting on someone's profile last week. So far so good...that person's latest posts are showing up first in my news feed. I'm getting ready to give that setting to a couple hundred friends just to see what happens to my news feed from there. I'll edit this page if anything significant occurs that you should know about, but most likely it's going to do exactly what is expected and simply show me everyone's posts that I have asked to "see". Fingers crossed, anyway.

Hope this helps some folks.

Edit Note 7/31/15: Sadly, it's not working properly. In fact, this setting is working on one of my accounts, but not the other. Makes no sense. At any rate, you can only set it to "see first" a total of 30 people and pages. Just an FYI. Maybe they'll work out the bugs and I'll actually be able to utilize this feature consistently the way it was intended.

Speaking of Facebook, send your best wishes to the Zuckerbergs who are expecting their first child after suffering three miscarriages.

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Visit to Boo Boo and Sweet Pea's House

I took a much, much needed trip to Louisiana to visit my nieces. Jo (age 4) was on her way to Washington D.C. on vacation. I thankfully saw her briefly and got a hug before she left. I stayed ten nights with my brother, sis in law, Zoey (age 2), and Sadie (6 months).

I am no longer sharing photos of my nieces online unless I take the pics myself (you'll notice some previous posts are gone as a result) or I'm granted specific permission. This was by request of one of my sisters, and I'm happy to comply.

That said, here are a few from last week:

Sis Katie, Zoey, Me

Katie, Jo, Me

Having a rough time with my condition.
Zoey decided to bring her blanket
and join me in the rocking recliner.

Like the hat? LOL

Snuggles with Sweet Pea Sadie

Such a precious baby. Love her so much.

June was a difficult month. In fact, this entire year has been challenging in unexpected ways. As usual, I'm making an effort to get my health and wellness on track as best as I can. Getting away from my often-too-quiet sick bed helped. It wasn't an easy drive, and my muscles paid the price, but I'm so thankful I was able to go see my nieces and a couple of siblings. My plan is to find housing in between my family in Mississippi and my family in Louisiana, so I won't be so far from everyone. I'm on a couple of waiting lists, so maybe that will eventually work out.

I have so much writing to catch up on. I'm trying to pull myself together and get it done. Thanks for your continued support, friends.