Hey Fitter Nation I don’t know if you know this but Facebook and Google hate you.
They don’t care about you and I just thought you should know.
And it’s not just my page.
But Mark Zuckerberg (creator and owner of Facebook) has decided to only allow a tiny fraction of the amount of posts I publish from my page into your Facebook feed.
He has done it to every single Facebook page on the planet.
That’s a lot of content being produced by page owners not showing up on the feeds of the people who have raised their hands and wanting the content by liking those Facebook pages.
It’s the same with Google.
You may have signed up to my weekly newsletter.
But if you’re a user of say Gmail, my emails will more than likely end up in the promotions tab.
So unless you drag and drop them from the promotions tab into the primary tab you’ll never even see them.
And in all reality why would you spend time doing that?
Do you remember years ago when Google would provide you the quickest route to other people’s content that you were searching for.
You typed ‘how to start an allotment garden’ and they listed the top results of other people’s’ websites on the first page.
Now Google wants you to stay on websites and web properties it owns rather than sending you somewhere that would benefit you based on your search query.
I remember being laughed at years ago for suggesting that the mass media is a simple mechanism for your control.
Control of where you spend your time online and what content you are shown.
Everyone knows that the pictures you post on social media are owned by the platform that you use to post them to.
And if you think snap chats and IG stories ‘disappear forever’ then you need to stop reading this right now and go make a collage or bake some bread.
So what has media control got to do with your health and fitness?
If you care about learning how to introduce incremental changes in a hectic life that literally make you live longer and have more energy every day the start taking control back from media companies.
Actually go to your spam/promotions folder and teach your email provider to deliver my newsletter to your inbox/main folder.
Similarly if you’d like more of my Facebook page posts turning up in your feed then according to social media marketing experts Social Bakers you need to:
- Share the posts over Facebook messenger
- Like or comment on the posts
- Keep replying to comments on the posts to create what Facebook calls ‘meaningful interaction’
But more importantly if you think my content is shitty then say so.
Want more recipes?
Then say so.
Cat memes and other people’s holiday pictures and their kids’ ‘star of the week’ celebration posts are entertaining.
But when your sat on the sofa scrolling what will get you off that sofa to prep your meals for the next couple of days?
It’s time to take back control of how the internet impacts your time, what content you want to see and ultimately your health and fitness.