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How to Make Facebook More Exciting
Let's admit it, Facebook is an essential aspect for A LOT of people in these times of endless social networking. However, many people start feeling down after a certain period when they notice the charm of their beloved Facebook slowly slipping away. The little decisions made earlier with their networks and friend circles make it brutally boring and sometimes intolerable.
The first ultimate step of solving a problem is recognizing there is one. All of those endless voices inside your head telling you that you're wasting your time on Facebook are not going to shut up unless you take action. Well, here are some tips and suggestions that should help you relive the excitement of being a part of Facebook.
The Magic of Unliking and Unfollowing
Eradicate the problem! Stop sticking with those pages, groups or even friends (unless they're close to you obviously). Unfollow the pages full of nuisance, leave the groups if you feel you're the smartest person there or if it feels dead to you, and finally unfriend the ones who have been consistently non-productive and a waste of space on your Facebook. You seriously don't want that kind of negativity. Unliking and unfollowing the crappy pages will allow you to have new and exciting content that'll keep your Facebook life healthy. Go ahead and do so as soon as possible. You will be amazed by the changes this will trigger!
The Hunt and The Hints.
Alright so now that the nuisances are dealt with, you can move on and search for awesome pages and groups that will keep you happy, entertained and amazed with awesome information. Although, I want to emphasize on the fact that it is not going to be an easy hunt. It takes a few hours (sometimes even days) to find appropriate content.
So go ahead and search for content (pages and groups) through the search bar located at the top right section of your Facebook home page. Click whatever interest you.
Examples: Funny memes, Unbelievable Facts, Beautiful & Amazing Photo Collection etc.
Many pages and groups can be opposite of what they seem. Some may not even be active. If no posts have been made in the past week or two on the page, let that ship sail and move on.
A few more points to remember:
- Scroll and click around a little to get the feel of the page/group that piqued your curiosity.
- Numbers are certainly important but go for quality and quantity both.
- AVOID sell outs. Pages that promote products are useless. You didn't sign up for Facebook to spend money. At least I didn't.
- For groups, scroll down to your heart's content and see if recent posts and discussions are productive and authentic.
Are we there yet?
Thought you were done? Ha! Nope. Remember the friends who share stuff from other awesome pages? THAT is your next approach. Often see the cool people/friends sharing exciting stuff? Go explore the pages they're sharing from! You might just find something that could make you go "Oh hell yeah! This is right up my alley!"
This is one of the best ways to find cool pages. As far as I can recall, more than 80% of the 'badass' pages I discovered were through this approach. Awesome people sharing awesome stuff from awesome pages ... crunch time fellas!
Look, even with all the fun pages and interactive groups, all you'll be doing is enhancing your newsfeed and sharing some of the stuff from it. Is that all it takes to make Facebook exciting. I'd say try to be creative with what you post on Facebook. No, that doesn't mean post obnoxious fake statuses. It means keep your posts original and thoughtful.
New trends sure sound fun to post about but giving your own ideas is crucial as well. Start experimenting and find out if this approach makes your Facebook more exciting. Does it work? Yes. Will it work? Depends on your efforts.
This is just an extra step really. You don't have to go out of your way. If it feels stressful, avoid.
"Trending News Section"
Note: If you already know how to use 'Trending' section, ignore.
Facebook's 'Trending' section is treated as an underdog news channel. Rightfully so because it actually has quite a few uses. Most of the news or emergences are picked up immediately and are confirmed to be true by many other reliable sources of news such as Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Ruptly, etc. So the whole section is worthy of your trust as you won't be needing to confirm if the news is even true.
Now, how to maneuver this section for your purpose of keeping Facebook exciting? Easy, eliminate every section that you honestly don't care about. You do so by clicking the "x" as you hover your cursor over the news that you want to eliminate. When you do that you'll see another news. Keep doing so until you see something that sparks your interest.
Will this really change anything?
Absolutely. Just do the steps mentioned above and keep going until you feel satisfied with your newsfeed. Your newsfeed will adapt itself to your newly changed pages and groups and soon you'll be seeing the type of posts and news that you can share further and Facebook will finally feel worth having.
Hope this article was helpful. Good luck!
As an appreciation for reading this far (if you did), I'll share some fun pages and groups that helped me replenish my Facebook's excitement bar. Check them out! Maybe you'll find a good one!
- Spirit Science and Metaphysics. (Universal geometry)
- CollegeHumor. (Mostly hysterical posts)
- RT. (Incredible news source.)
- RawForBeauty. (Health based page. Good stuff if you like a balanced life style)
- The LAD Bible. (Another great page for funny posts)
Just one. EWAO. It stands for Earth We Are One. It's literally the biggest group on facebook. Over 93,000 members. I am a former admin of this page so trust me when I say this, this group can rock your world if you're looking for like minded people to interact with. Ignore the silly distractions, if you encounter any. Have fun in there! :)
Are you going to be using this guide for your Facebook?
Well now that you know what steps to take and you've made it to the finish line, I'd say its's time to practice what you've learned and nurture your Facebook. Go and make it happen! Resurrect your social media interactions from the dead and enjoy! Hope this was helpful!
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