Friends Mitch Meyerson and Mari Smith introduced me to Facebook in 2007. Shortly after I signed up, my health began to deteriorate, compelling me to make some life-changing decisions. I had to reduce my business activity to a minimum until I could get my health back in order.

Fortunately, I won my battle with colon cancer and while it was a long, ugly ordeal, I have risen from the abyss as a reconstructed woman, both physically and spiritually. I won’t digress to that story here but instead, tell you why I’m finally paying and bringing attention to my presence on Facebook.

My entire life, I’ve been all about “people” connections. Facebook has turned out to be the destination offering the best tools overall to work within maintaining and relationships online, whether it be for personal or business reasons.

One thing I learned early on is that it is important to complement text posts with visual elements. It’s also vital to change profile, page, and group covers regularly. When I have trouble remembering the size requirements of graphic images I should make for each feature, I refer to this page produced by Adobe.

Facebook Groups
I manage a lot of groups on Facebook. A few years ago, Facebook tagged me as a Power Admin, and now, I’m working on becoming a Certified Community Manager on their platform. Following are links to Facebook Groups I have joined as well as some I established.

Facebook Pages
Facebook introduced pages for businesses to use in promoting their products and services. The pages are provided free; however, Facebook is aggressive in controlling traffic to them. If you want to see an uncontrolled feed from pages you follow, click here after logging in to Facebook. The best way to keep track of the pages you like is by creating Interest Lists by subjects of interest and bookmarking the pages. Then, when you are logged into Facebook you can click on Interest Lists from your home page to get to your pages of interest by subject. Whenever friends suggest pages for you to like, you will find all the requests you have not responded to here.  If you want to manage your Facebook business pages, click here for help.

Some of my favorite pages to visit on Facebook are:

Annual Events

Quick Links for Profile Features

Facebook Friends Lists

November 1, 2019 – Found that the Facebook Friends Lists feature could be found at https://facebook.com/bookmarks/lists. On December 23, 2021, I found that I could get to my custom lists by going to https://www.facebook.com/friends/friendlist/. It’s becoming much more difficult to get timely updates from friends and family members. I have taken advantage of the Custom Lists feature, but also rarely used it as finding lists has often been difficult. If I had placed a friend on a list, I can edit their presence on a list but finding where to do that is hard. I started a new list today and decided I would create links to them here:

Do you need to create a new Friends List? Here is the Facebook help page on how to do that: www.facebook.com/help/190416214359937/