Archives for July 2013
I’ve noticed a new marketing ploy on Facebook. Suddenly it’s very popular for pages sharing recipes and DIY tips and tricks to encourage the reader, “hey save this to your page so you can find it later!”
Guess what? Unless you posted it in the last few days, you probably aren’t going to be able to find it later. It’s really just a way to get you to advertise their page. I don’t have any statistics to throw out there. It’s an educated guess based on the many posts showing up in my newsfeed advertising that way combined with the friends saving to their wall and then later posting about how they can’t find that great recipe/tip/trick/idea they posted about the other day.
What I’ve started doing is first I check their website. If I can quickly find it on there, I’ll pin it to Pinterest. It’s easier to find, especially now that you can search your own pins. I’ll probably even bookmark it the traditional way if it’s something I really don’t want to lose.
If I can’t find it on their website, I’ll go to Google and search on the title or keywords. I almost always find a similar version if not exact version that way. Then I pin and/or bookmark from there. It means somebody else is not getting traffic for your share, but it’s the only way to have a decent chance of actually finding it later.
I’m not saying don’t spread the page love on pages you really like. Just make sure you know that sharing it to your FB profile is not going to even come close to making sure you can find it later. ;)
I used the crockpot last week to make the Angel Chicken I included in last week’s menu plan. I made enough for two meals, and one of those will probably happen this week. I fried some homemade egg rolls which I also made more than we would eat in a sitting. I froze the extra to use later, either for a meal or a snack. Honestly, if Andrew realized there were some in the freezer, they would be gone. So let’s not tell him yet. Ok pumpkin?
Now on to this week’s …
Monday: I confess. I went to McDonald’s Drive Thru. We split a 20 piece Chicken McNuggets and medium fries.
Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash with Alfredo Sauce, Steak and broccoli (Look at that. I didn’t make this last week either. Ooops.)
Thursday: Headed to a friend’s house for a potluck 4th of July Celebration.
I’ve decided I’m only going to plan five days a week throughout most of the summer. Sometimes Andrew isn’t here because he ends up staying with his grandma or aunt, so I’ll just shuffle things around accordingly. When he’s not home I don’t always fix a dinner. I usually just have a sandwich or snack off and on or something.