Sunday, November 11, 2012

Things to Avoid Like the Plague

by Marsha Ward

Setting up and hosting a live, online Facebook Event

Getting sick with the plague

Inviting all your Friends to your live Facebook Event

Getting sick with the plague

Asking all your Friends to invite their Friends to your Event

Getting sick with the plague

Failing to realize that Facebook Events send email notifications with every post made, to everyone who ever showed up on the page . . . all during the Event

Getting sick with the plague

Trusting technology you haven't experienced before with your precious, fragile Book Release Event

Getting sick with the plague

Failing to realize that not everyone using Facebook has made adjustments to their settings to avoid receiving Notifications of your Event

Getting sick with the plague

Hosting a live Event on Facebook for eight hours straight

Getting sick with the plague

Losing Friends who receive a hundred emails or more during the course of your live, online, eight-hour Facebook Event

3 comments:

  1. OH Marsha! I thought your event was fun. I had to just lurk, because I was at a soccer tournament and doing grandma duty. As for the hundred emails..no biggie. That's what the delete button is for! I hope your event was successful. I hope you really don't have "the plague" and if you are ill, I pray you experience a speedy recovery. Spinster's Folly is delightful...just like you. Have a wonderful, plague free week! hugs~

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  2. Kari, I do have a touch of a cold or maybe winter allergies, but I'm mostly terribly chagrinned at the amount of spamming emails the Event generated. I didn't realize it was happening until I started getting complaints from those who received the onslaught. Then I lost several Facebook Friends over it. I have mixed feelings about the Event because of that, but the book release party itself actually was a lot of fun for those who were there and participating, me included.

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