Tired of reading about people you really don’t care for and not seeing what you want to see on your Facebook feed? Read on to find out how you can create the Facebook feed of your dreams in only ten minutes or less!
I spend a ridiculous amount of time on Facebook.
My excuse is I have not one but two “professional” Facebook pages, plus my personal page to manage. But honestly, of all of the social media out there, Facebook is still my favorite.
Now I know there are plenty of you out there shaking your head and thinking that Facebook is totally lame and will be obsolete in a few years. And for some of you that will be true.
But I am here to assure you that not only is Facebook growing, it has become a standard similar to a cell phone or computer.
So lets just assume I am correct (because I usually am) and say Facebook is here to stay.
The problem is, with all of the various algorithm changes that seem to happen practically every week, it is easy to end up with a Facebook feed full of people you went to high school with that you didn’t care for then and you certainly don’t need to be BFF with them now.
And even though you have plenty of pages you follow, you never seem to see their latest updates.
Then there is the mess of political memes you can’t get away from. What is a girl to do?
Well it turns out that if you spend about ten minutes organizing your Facebook feed and friends, you can have the Facebook of your dreams!
Start by moving the people you don’t really care about but don’t want to defriend into an “acquaintance” category.
An acquaintance category? What’s that?
It turns out Facebook knows there are probably plenty of people that are kind of friends and you want to stay up to date on their big news, but you don’t really care about what they had for dinner every night. So they created an acquaintance category that only shows up on your feed when their posts gets a lot of likes, or has key words like “birthday”, “big news”, “new baby”, etc.
I use this for the aforementioned high school friends and family members who I can’t defriend but also don’t want to see all of their posts.
(If you are either a high school friend or family member and reading this, don’t worry, I didn’t do this to you).
Now that you have gotten rid of the people you don’t want in your feed, lets concentrate on what you do want!
I happen to follow a lot of blogs on Facebook because I use it as sort of a feed reader. I like to see what others are doing and keep up to date. I also follow interesting Facebook pages that have no corresponding blog.
Unfortunately Facebook is a bit stingy when it comes to pages. In order to make money, Facebook doesn’t show everyone who “likes” a page the updates. They only send it to a small percentage and if that percentage likes, comments, or shares then they show the post to more people.
But I don’t care if other people like something, I only know I like pages and want to see everything!
So I went through my pages and categorized them as “See First”.
This means whenever I log into Facebook the pages that have posted since the last time I logged in will be at the top of my feed along with personal posts from friends! Suddenly I am seeing everything from the pages I like and not letting Facebook decide for me.
Here is how you can do it too:
- Go to a Facebook page that you love (like The Glamorous Housewife)
- Hover over the “Liked” button.
- Click “See First”
For those of you on your iPads or phones, the process is almost exactly the same.
Just click the “Following” button and it will bring up a pop-up like the one seen above. Then click “See First” and voila! You will now see your favorite pages every time they update!
By making these two simple changes I now have a Facebook feed that I love!
Be sure to follow my new Facebook page: Making It Modern. It is all about food! Because who doesn’t love food? And if you haven’t already, you can click HERE to follow my Glamorous Housewife Facebook page!