Y’all . . . I love your mean comments on Facebook.
Um . . . mostly?
Don’t believe me?
Well, believe it or not there are some fantastic things you’re doing every time you choose to leave a mean comment over there, so I thought I’d share my absolute favorite (of the bajillion . . . ) reasons I love here.
Here we go. 😉
1. You’re making my posts more visible.
The truth is, Facebook doesn’t let you see most of the things I post there on PPP most days. In fact, of the 419,000 + Facebook fans that I have, most of my posts (especially deal posts) are seen by less than 10,000 people.
However, when you comment anything (even not-so-nice things), Facebook sees my posts as a little more valuable. Not the most fun way to get attention, but in a very noisy online world I guess I’ll have to take it.
I love that.
If you’re one of the nice readers who comments, I really (really!) appreciate you.
3. I’m so glad to give you a place to vent.
Everyone has a bad day occasionally and just feels the need to holler sometimes.
I get that.
If being rude or snarky on Facebook gives you a safe place to vent, while I may not always enjoy it, I’d rather you be mean on one of my Facebook posts than to a real human being in real life.
I just hope you’re not mean to real life human beings in real life too?
4. You’re helping me develop some seriously thick skin.
When I started PPP I was about as thin-skinned as they came, but now (most?) of those not-so-sweet comments just roll right on by. Every once in awhile I feel the need to defend myself and may share a word or two, but I try to remember that for the one or two mean comments I do get, there are so many more folks reading who are just plain old nice.
5. At least you’re seeing my posts.
Honestly, so few folks see my posts on Facebook that at least your mean comments lets me know a few people really do see the stuff I spend hours typing away at each day. If you really want to keep up with all the deals here on PPP I highly encourage you to sign up for my free daily emails.
Although, the more you like or comment on Facebook the more often you’ll see what I post – so like, comment and share away too!
6. We live in a free country.
I love that we live in a place where you’re allowed to comment on things (within reason?) and we can all voice our own opinions.
I love that you can tell me how atrocious my recipe looks, how terrible it is that I bought Frosted Flakes last week, and how much you don’t like Chick-Fil-A.
I love that we’re so fortunate to be in a place where we have access to computers and smartphones and laptops and ipads . . . especially when so many people in the world don’t even have clean water.
So the fact that we can all share what we think with others who have different opinions all over the world is downright amazing to me.
7. And now, one last thing.
Do remember that just about everything you see online was written at some point by a real, living breathing person.
And, that person (quite possibly), really does have feelings.
I’ll take your mean comments and sift through them as I can, but there are a few times they’ve been hurtful because I really am just a mom who loves to share a deal.
Our family doesn’t eat perfectly, my recipes haven’t been plated by Martha Stewart, and I’ve been known to have cleaning products near food in my pantry.
But go ahead and say what you need to say, get that heavy weight off your chest, and PLEASE BE NICE to the real folks who actually see you in real life each day, okay?
Thanks for listening to me ramble today. I sure am thankful for you (mean comments and all), because you give me a place to rant sometimes too.
Thoughts? Leave a comment to share.