Won’t You {Facebook} Like Me?

I usually do my blog reading by scrolling through Google Reader, clicking from blog to blog and clicking directly through to the blog when I feel moved to make a comment. I have also begun to use Facebook as an informal blog reader, and I love that posts from my favorite bloggers pop up on my Facebook wall while I’m catching up with what’s going on with family and friends.

I consider my favorite bloggers to be my friends (in my own imagination), so this feels appropriate to me. I read interesting or funny blog excerpts out loud to my husband, saying things like, “listen to what my friend Janine wrote about being overwhelmed” and “did I tell you about the project my friend Erin is working on?” I think of my most-read bloggers as my gal pals, my girlfriends, as though we get together for coffee and doughnuts while our kids are in school.

What can I say, I have a vivid imagination, and I love my blogging friends!

I have a pretty decent blog following here, I think. My traffic stats look great, and my numbers continue to go up every month. I receive excellent comments on my posts, and I have gotten to know so many wonderful people via this blog. I am very grateful for my blog’s growth, and for each and every reader!

The one place I can’t seem to increase my numbers is on Facebook. I have 131 followers on Facebook, and I suffer from silly FB page envy, when so many other bloggers have such higher numbers than I do. I know, woe is me… the world has bigger problems than having a lot of Facebook page followers, certainly. Hell, I have a lot bigger problems than having a lot of Facebook page followers, but it would make me smile to be able to reach and interact with more people.

Not only do I post a link to each new blog post on Facebook, but I also announce giveaways, post quotes that interest me, pictures that don’t make it to the blog, cool Pinterest links and other such important information. You would hate to miss that, wouldn’t you?

So I ask you, (and I really don’t like to ask favors, but I’m making myself ask this time) to please “like” the Facebook page of The Destiny Manifest (and make sure you check “Show In News Feed”, as pictured below).

You’ll put a smile on my face, and I promise not to annoy you or bog down your Facebook feed with too many updates!

David and I are planning a Valentine’s giveaway in the next week or two, and if you want to be the first to hear about it, click on over and “like” The Destiny Manifest’s fan page!

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • I love your page and you know that already. I wish I could like your FB page a 1,000 times over. Seriously, if I could I would. I only started to gain more Facebook likes, when I liked up to Blog Hops. I would pick a few on each and make to like them and tell them where I was from. That may help and I think Julie from The Naptime Review does a FB link-up party (I’m not sure if it is every week), but know I linked up last week and gained a few more FB likes from that. I will say this somedays no matter what I do, I can relate the feeling of just not ding enough. Hell, you quoted me and seriously still feeling bit like that, but just keep going in hopes for that breakthrough somehow. I wish I had a magic recipe or secret, because if I did I would do it and share with you, too 🙂

  • Emily

    Just liked your page! I’m only at 75 Likes so you’re way ahead of me! Feel free to like mine back if you want,:) https://facebook.com/ohboymom

  • Thank you Emily! I liked you back… I should have done that a long time ago! 😀

  • Thank you Janine! I will check on The Naptime Review and see if I can find other FB link-ups too. 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Mommy, for real

    I totally get it! And I am following you on FB too! This blogging business is full of insecurities, isn’t it? You aren’t alone!

  • Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

    Just jumped over to like your FB page, Heather! I use Google Reader, too, and sometimes I forget about Facebook. I use mine to be silly, share thanks to other bloggers for support or features, and just to do quick check-ins when it’s not enough for a full blog post. Great reminder to be sure to follow our fav bloggers on FB, too! It’s not all the same ol, same ol!

  • ttoombs08

    I wish I could get over here to read your blog more often. Seems everyday I’m just a little further behind. I dunno how the famous bloggers do it! Oh, and I “Liked” you a little. Hope I didn’t cootie up the place. 😉

  • I know what you mean! I try and keep up with everyone, but I can’t remember the last time I had “0” posts to read on my Google Reader, and I have to work hard to keep the number from climbing out of control! Thank you for the like! I like your brand of cooties! 😉

  • Thank you Kristy! I liked you back on FB!

  • It is… and I do not like the insecure feeling, not one bit. I convince myself that I’m comfortable with who I am, where my blog is, and then I get compulsive about low FB fan numbers. It’s silly, I tell you! Thank you for reassuring me that I’m not crazy!

  • Rachel Harper

    I’ve liked you!! I recently purchases a facebook ad and it took me from 163 to 196? Not sure if you’re interested in that, but I feel your pain on the likes too. It’s hard to comprehend if you have 300+ visits a day and you only have 100+ likes on fb. I think people like blogs as guilty pleasures and don’t like to shout it from the roof tops hahaha

  • Feel like “Liking” mine back? I just, finally, reluctantly made a FB page for my blog a few days ago and no one really seems to want to Like it. I am sort of thinking of that as a postitive thing, cause I consider FB a necessary(ish) evil. Bah.

  • Thank you for the “like”, Cheney, and I liked you back! 😀

  • I liked your page too, Arlett! My husband gets to hear allll about every interesting article I run across… it entertains him while he’s drawing! 😉

  • Thank you! I’ve thought about buying a fb ad, but I’m really not in a position financially to do it right now. I think you’re right about blogs being a guilty pleasure that people don’t want to admit to! 😉