Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday Fragments


It's Friday Fragments Day!  
It's Friday Fragments Day!

Welcome to Friday Fragments!  This is the place where we're able to put little snippets of fun or interesting things together without having to stretch that idea into an entire blog post. 

Mrs. 4444 is our lovely host and I am so grateful for her continued hosting of this fun carnival.  For more Friday Fragment finds, please head on over to Half-Past Kissin' Time.  Thanks!




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 I recently determined that I was popular on Facebook.  I use Facebook the way Zuckerberg wants us to use it and for that I get rewarded.  It doesn't matter if you want to see all of your friends status updates on your wall, it isn't going to happen if they only update every so often.  They may get tossed into your feed every ten times they post something, but unless they start linking to things each day, post pictures, comment a lot on other updates or have people "liking" their posts, they just won't show up on your recent activitiy.  I post a photo a day, I link to my blog post a day and I comment and "like" lots of things each day.  People also comment and "like" my posts each day, making me more popular.

If you'd like to be more popular on Facebook - and by more popular I mean to show up on other peoples recent activity feed - you need to be social!  Imagine that, a social network rewards social activity.  Like other peoples items, comment more often, update your status message several times a week, share a link or two each week and post a photo.  That ups your activity and makes you more a part of the fabric of your community and Facebook likes that.

I've never been one of the popular kids, so this is kind a new place for me.  It's pretty cool!  I promise I won't let it go to my head :)

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You may not want to be a part of Facebook and that's OK.  I won't force you!  I keep up with all of my blogging friends through their blogs and I keep up with my family and other friends on Facebook.  The two together really keeps me connected.  It works really well for me and I love it.


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I don't call people and chat.  I never have really.  If I do end up calling, I can talk forever, but I can think about calling for months before I ever pick up the phone.  If you are someone I've been meaning to call, call me.  Take the pressure off for me :^)

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I've been selling stuff on Craigslist and it's pretty exciting.  My husband and I bought several items at a furniture auction a few years ago to help stage a house that we were flipping.  We ended up selling the house before it was even finished, so we never needed to stage the house.  Then the furniture was stored in a loft area that I couldn't get to easily and my husband didn't want to be bothered to get it down and it ended up staying there for over a year.  Maybe two.  A few weeks ago we got the furntiure down, I photographed it and finally stated listing it.  Finally we are getting the excess out of our space.  I love it!

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I think my cat has short term memory loss.  She loves her wet cat food and now, just moments after eating it, she comes to me crying to no end and running back to her dish.  She's acting as if I didn't feed her!  The guilt she heaps on is pretty big.  Too bad it's not working.  She isn't getting any more wet cat food for the day.  It's dry food for you baby.

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On American Idol last night Steven Tyler said, "You don't look a day over fabulous."  I loved that line.

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I hope you have a wonderful, delightful, fabulous day!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Kristin

11 comments:

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I love Facebook. I have separate accounts for personal & blogging friends, (sometimes I wish I hadn't separated the two but it's too late to change it now). Anyway, I'm much for active on my personal page.
I love that line from Steven Tyler! I have to use that one.

Karen and Gerard said...

My cat always seems to want more food too but I'm trying to keep his weight down so only feed him twice a day. I used to fill the bowl and leave it out all day but they got too heavy that way.

Stopping by from FF.

Jene said...

My cat is struggling to learn how to pace himself when he eats. My old cat was always fine with it, we could leave him when we went out of town with a bowl for every day and he never ran out. I'm scared to even try it with Darwin.

I'm fascinated by the Facebook algorithm.

lisleman said...

no cat for me
I like FB overall. It certainly works for sharing with friends and family. On the downside I think more people would be visiting and writing blog posts if they were not so busy on FB. I also think the games on FB are stupid and I would not trust them with my info.
However thanks for joining my FB page Stop Music On-hold.

Ruth Ann said...

I'm totally connected with facebook. I wouldn't consider myself popular, but I post everyday and read everyone else's post. It's beginning to take over my life! lol I refresh my page when I'm at home at least every half hour from 9 am until 2:00 am the next morning! lol That's probably why I complain that I never get any housework done! lol I'm always on and it's always open on my computer!

Have a great weekend!
-Ruth Ann

Brandi. said...

LOL! My dog does that, too. And my fish for that matter!! And my kids... I guess someone should have told me I was supposed to feed all these creatures. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

heather@actingbalanced.com said...

Happy FF! I'm a facebook junkie- I don't update status or post pics as often though because of my blog... I am however addicted to some of their games...
Heather from Acting Balanced

Beth Zimmerman said...

I guess I need to work on my FB popularity! :)

Coby said...

I just love Steven Tyler on American Idol! I posted as my Facebook status: "I want Steven Tyler to be my uncle. I bet Christmas dinners and family reunions would be very interesting with Uncle Steve at the dinner table!"

How's that for tying together Uncle Steve and Facebook? ;-)

Mrs4444 said...

I love that line, too, and I missed it, so thanks for sharing it!

Is your cat old? As our cats aged, they acted goofy like that, too. Pathetic and funny at the same time.

My cousin posted today about needing to get rid of stuff in order to open your life up to prosperity. It worked for me today, when we got rid of a BUNCH of chairs only to have a neighbor to stop by with a plate of FUDGE! (not sure if that's what my cousin meant, but it worked for me!haha)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't go on Facebook that often. I have thought about linking my posts to it but haven't. So glad your popular! I do try to keep up with my nieces & great nieces in Florida.

Skye does that to me. She comes in and paws me,tossing her head back which means follow me. Then she takes me to her treat drawer in the kitchen. Five minutes later she tries it again!