Life after Facebook

This is it. I’ve been on Facebook since 2009 and am ready to pull the plug on that particular social media experiment, for a variety of reasons, personal, political and philosophical. So this is the next experiment – start a blog, talk about my family, my life, my observations, share some pictures, hope that maybe it will result in some feedback and my online social life will not die with the deletion of my Facebook account. We shall see.

Thank you, reader, for being here, and for making an attempt to stay connected. It means the world to me. And if there is anything in particular you would love to read about, let me know! (Like, why did I name my blog Moose Poop Acres? Great question! I wanted to name it something that references our homestead, but since it doesn’t actually have a name yet, and because my brain is too fried to think of anything creative + we do sight moose from time to time + I have two small children who seem compelled to utter the word “poop” several times a minute, Moose Poop Acres was born. Maybe I’ll change it someday. Maybe I won’t. For now, I find it amusing and I will take every ounce of amusement I can get.)

If you are a fellow blogger, please feel free to provide your favorite tips and tricks for a WordPress site. I have no idea what I’m doing at the moment and am totally open to sharing ideas for how to best leverage this platform. And if I’m doing something totally wrong, let me know!

Love,

Kelly

27 thoughts on “Life after Facebook

  1. I am spending less time on Facebook too. I still get on to check my daughter’s page. She lives out of state. Other than that, I don’t see many purposes in it anymore. I was actually going to write a farewell FB post myself. I have no idea how to operate WordPress. I have learned some of the basics but seems you have too. Your site looks nice.

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    1. That was the biggest draw for me, too, was sharing with family – we live in eastern WA, but I’m from West Virginia originally and all my family (and my husband’s family) is out east. But I told everyone on FB about this blog, so they know where to find me if they want me. 🙂 Thank you! There was a big learning curve to this whole WordPress thing, but it’s sort of fun to figure it out. 🙂

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  2. Where in Eastern Washington do you live? I grew up there and miss it terribly! Pretty brave thing to get off that whole Facebook thing. It can start consuming a lot of time and energy if one is not careful. I’m interested to see what else you have to say!

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  3. Hi, I have found that my Facebook use has naturally declined since I’ve started blogging regularly. Hints and tips definitely included rookies using the First Friday forum for a month and then continued use of Community Pool as you pick up so much from the other bloggers who use them. 🙂

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  4. Hi, found your link on First Friday. Lovely to meet you!

    I love how your post is brimming with personality, and I LOVE the name. It is fun and carefree and made me want to click on it just to find out more!

    You will not find social life lacking here. Facebook has taken a backseat for me after making such good friends here. The most important thing is to get involved, read others’ posts, leave comments and get into conversations. Before long, you will find yourself emailing all your new friends like a crazed person.

    A huge and very warm welcome to the world of blogging. I hope we can get to know each other better! Always love new peeps to chat with!

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    1. Thank you!! 😄 And I appreciate the warm welcome! Yes, I am quickly discovering how wonderful this new community is and am loving being a contributing member! I look forward to reading more about you and sharing some more about myself – cheers!!

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      1. Yay! Btw, holy mackerel, I decided to check out your blog and I absolutely got lost over there!!!! Such great writing, it sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go! 😂 Love it! Can’t wait to read more. 🤗

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  5. I too have found like after Facebook.I’ve been Facebook free since 2015! And it feels so good! Can’t say I miss it! I too have small children, albeit three and they too blurt out “poop” serveral times on short intervals ha! I like the name! Saw you on first Friday post

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  6. Hi,
    I found you on First Friday. I share your views regarding Facebook these days. I departed the platform about five months ago and I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. I don’t think you are either (unless you enjoy your privacy being advertised on the worldwide web).

    I am relatively new to blogging also. Some tips that I came across and have found very useful is to frequent the community forums. There are people there who are genuinely interested in offering tips etc. I would suggest changing your font size for better readability. Perhaps you could also add an about page to let readers know what they are getting into and what you are going to share.

    I would love to see you over at my blog sometimes. I welcome all feedback about my work in an effort to improve my own writing. Feel free to stop by and let me know what you think of my post in the post comments and follow along if you enjoy the content. Hope to see you soon.

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      1. I just looked at your post and site from the mobile view and it looks great! The font and everything looks fine. I initially read it from the desktop version of your site and the theme you chose has a standard font size and style that’s really small.

        Once you’re logged into your site

        Click on my site in the upper left hand corner of your screen.

        Scroll down and select customize next to themes.

        Once there, click on fonts, then select base font and change the size from small to normal.

        I hope that helps.

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