So, I have a Facebook page… I’m not going to link it here because that’s not the point of this post. I started it many years ago with a friend of mine who’s since moved on to other things… I mean she doesn’t contribute much to the page anymore. She used to handle the administrative stuff of the page but mostly that just kinda doesn’t get handled anymore. Whatever. That’s also not the point of this post. The point is. I have a Facebook page, and it’s been around for a while. I post funny pictures to it and people comment on it. It’s not a big page, about 50K subscribers — that’s small for a Facebook page — and it doesn’t get a lot of “reach” when I post a picture. Meaning, when I post a picture, maybe about 2,000 of the people who subscribe to the page will see it. And, that’s okay with me.
So, what’s this post about? Well, every day, multiple times a day, Facebook will send me a notice on my personal account to “boost” my page so that more of my subscribers will see what I post. It costs money of course, so that’s not happening. Just like every day, sometimes multiple times a day, WordPress will send me notices to buy into their premium service so I can reach more people with my golden words of wisdom. Because why have a page or a blog if not to reach as many people as possible? Indeed, why not?
It’s not my goal in life to reach as many people as possible with, well… anything really. It’s never been my goal in life to be the biggest and the best, the first and foremost, the crème de la crème, hell, I don’t even care if I’m dead last in most things. I just do what I do. What I really want, is for Facebook, WordPress, and other random companies to stop bugging me about it >_< because it’s kind of annoying. I mean, seriously, I wish there was a way to just… turn the notices off. I know, I know, they have to make a buck. I get it. And they don’t annoy me *that* much… I guess they annoy me enough to write a blog post about it. Maybe I’m just bored today — it’s Monday and the people I watch on Youtube don’t make videos on Monday. 😛 I could do something else, but I figured I’d just ramble on about minor annoyances instead. ^_^
On the plus side, I did get some of the branches that were growing on my power lines chopped down — to the tune of $200! I think even the guy who did the work thought that was too much because he kept asking if there was anything else I needed him to do. Seriously, $200 for two minutes of work. *sigh* Well, that’s the way it goes sometimes. He did cut some other stuff for me and offered to transplant a maple tree, but I had nowhere for him to plant it to. Oh well, he seemed like a nice dude. I let him pick some peaches from my tree (I can’t eat them, they do nasty things to my digestive system) and off he went.
I love that peach tree. It’s rare to have a peach tree in this neck of the woods, and it just keeps on giving. It’s not even ten feet tall but we get a lot of peaches from it. I ask everyone who comes if they like peaches and just about everyone takes some. They’re good peaches too. I just cannot eat them, but the tree will still grow them whether I can eat them or not. My only worry is that not enough people will pick the fruit and a bear will come and say, “Yum! free food!” And with the blackberry bushes everywhere, well, that’s just not what I want a bear to think… I mean, we already have coyotes around here — I’ve already spotted at least one coyote. The last thing we need is a bear thinking this is home sweet home. And don’t think I’m be paranoid either — bears are a clear and present danger around here. Okay, they’re only a danger if one is stupid, but yeah… I mean, just walking the dogs in my yard, I come across bear scat all the time, so I know they’ve been here. The lady who walks my dogs has seen it in the roads too… She’s getting nervous about walking around here. I haven’t caught one on camera yet, but they’ve left their mark… well their scat at least. ^_^ But I digress…
Tying back to my original thought… if I were the ambitious type, I’d totally take those peaches and sell them on the side of the road, or the local Facebook trade and barter page for, I dunno a few dollars. Not that there’s a lot of them but someone would buy them — I mean they’re fresh peaches with no “chemicals” on them because I don’t use any kind of pesticides at all. I’m not a farmer or rancher. I just happen to have a peach tree and can’t eat the peaches. But I’m not ambitious. And the thought of trying to sell peaches and… deal with people… would be way too much hassle. No thank you very much.
I’d be like this: