Sharing is Caring on Facebook

  Have you ever shared something that you thought was really amazing and then nobody commented or “Liked” it. Have you wondered why? That was pretty funny! I know that Suzie and Joe will think that is so them! I know they are on Facebook now. Why are they not seeing this amazing thing that I posted? They must hate me or maybe I’m blocked or I’m sure it’s for a stupid reason. Well Suzie and Joe probably can’t SEE that amazing meme or recipe for getting rid of bunions. The reason and simple and I’m here to help you to figure it out.

Facebook offers us different ways of sharing things with our friends:
Public: Anyone and their dog can see it. If someone Goggles your name and your posts are public, they can read them. They don’t have to be friends with you to see it. Public is a great way to share an event, fundraiser, etc with your EVERYONE! If you ever make something public, remember to change the settings back on your next post.
Friends: My friend’s can see the post. If I tag a friend in a post, they can see it and so can THEIR friends. Which is great when you tag a friend and want their other friends to see too.
Only Me: I have any games I play set up so post on my wall to “Only Me” It  doesn’t clutter up my feed with stupid game stuff.
Custom: This is a fun option. Let’s say you want to post something you think might upset your Grandma but it’s too funny not to share. Click “Custom” It will give you an option “Don’t share with these people.” IF you decide to make a custom post remember to toggle it back next time you post so Grandma doesn’t  miss your other posts.

Let’s start with who can see what I post. I took a screen shot from my Facebook wall this morning to show you what I’m talking about.:
fb-2Look next to my name and see the icon of two people. That means that only my friends can see it. If you share it, you can see it but YOUR friend’s cant. But Bernie that is so not fair, I want to be able to share with my friend’s too! Fear not little camper, I’m going show you how to do that now. First, click on the picture that I shared and it will take you to Jen’s Facebook page. This is what  you will see:
Let’s look at what we see. Next to her name is a World icon, which means that she is allowing everyone to share it. Then if you look under her post, you see  “Like” and “Share”. Click the Share button and you can share this great story with your Facebook friends too! Now all of your friends can enjoy the post. Don’t click the Share from my wall because nobody will see it due to my Facebook settings.

Here is a test. If you share this post by clicking share from my wall, will your friend’s see it?
fb4Nope, not with the share button. You will need to click the picture and share from that person’s wall.

One more handy tip for those of you who surf from your phone. Did you know that you can hold your finger/thumb on a picture and you can save it to your phone? When I’m lazy I do this a lot. I just hold my finger down on a picture and when the option to save on my phone pops up, I save it to my phone. Then I share it as a picture on my Facebook wall.

I love to have folks share my stuff. I wouldn’t share it if i didn’t. If you are ever want to share my blog posts, please uses the share button on the Blog. If you just click share from my wall, nobody will see it. That will make me sad. :(  I must admit, I do enjoy being shared.

Finally, the Facebook page that I was using as an example was one I shared last night. I felt bad because several of my friend’s shared it but their friend’s won’t see it due to  my privacy settings. Jen is a Mom who’s little boy likes to wear tutus, which I think is cool. Her post is about how some stranger came up to her little boy and said awful things to him about wearing a tutu. I questioned why people feel as if they need to put their beliefs on others.  My heart hurt for both Mother and Child. Here is her Facebook post in its entirety and well worth the read: a href=”>Jen’s Story





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