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The Problem with Facebook
Don't get me wrong - I absolutely LOVE Facebook. But the way FB works doesn't really jive with the way I work.
See....I'm more of a "stalker." That sounds terrible, but surely you know what I mean! I love reading what people post, but I don't always "like" or comment.
Facebook rewards interaction. When you engage in posts, FB thinks "Hey - Tracy likes this person, let me show her more!"
On the flip side, If I never "like" or comment on someone's post, FB thinks "Tracy isn't interested in this person, let's show her less."
In the end, FB often shows me things I'm not interested in, simply because I'm not interacting.
Fortunately, there's an easy fix for this!
Create a Custom List
If you don't know what a custom list is, don't worry. Most people have never heard of it, but let me tell you - it's saved me a TON of time!
A custom list is simply a list of your favorite people and pages. That's right - FB will let you create your very own list! And best of all - it's easy to create!
(But there is a trick to finding your list once it's created, so make sure you read that part at the end of the post!)
Here's how you do it:
Open up FB on your computer and look on the left side of the screen. Under "explore" click on your "friends list."
Once there, you'll see that FB has already created a lot of lists for you.
To compile your own list, at the top of this screen, you'll see a button to create a list. Click there, name your list, and start adding friends.
You can also add pages that you like to see. I LOVE that you can add both!
On the image below, you can see my custom list is called "My Favorites! (Not very creative, I know, but it works for me!)
I also have a list of Piano Teachers that I follow. You can create as many custom lists as you'd like.
What if you forgot to add someone? No problem! You can easily go back and add people to this list anytime. Or take people off.
Just repeat the process by looking on the left side under "explore." Find the list name that you created and click on it. In the upper right hand corner, you'll see a button to "manage list."
You can easily add people or pages.
Now that your list is created, when you go to FB, don't waste time scrolling through the feed that FB gives you. Instead, go find your custom list and scroll through that. Trust me, you'll love seeing all your favorites!
To find your list, go to FB and click on your friend list. (This is where you went to create the custom list. in the first place.) Just click on your list and enjoy catching up with your favorites!
It's easy to find your custom list on a computer, but FB has changed their format and sometimes it can be hard to find on phones and tablets.
On my iPhone, I have to go to Explore and then click on "Feeds" to find my custom list.
I hope this saves you a lot of time! Let me know if you have any trouble and I'd love to know what you think!
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Hi there! I'm Tracy Selle. A Christian wife, mom, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. I'm also a piano teacher and founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers.