How was your weekend y’all?
It got all cold again in NYC. I mean, why does mother nature tease us with 61 degrees on Monday then drop it by 30 degrees on Saturday?! It’s crazy!
I started of the weekend teaching my Zumba class of course, and I won’t lie, I had a blast. I wasn’t even feeling all that well when I got there but once the music started I was all good!
The rest of the weekend was me literally going over a checklist, trying to figure out what ELSE I need for the baby’s 2nd birthday party next week. I am trying not to take a day off from work, so I need to get it all done by the end of the week. I have never been the best birthday party planner but I hope to make this one nice. I don’t have the resources for the most fanciest party but I can make it special and FULL of love!
I am hosting the party for the first time EVAH, and I won’t lie, i’m a little nervous! Usually I host it at my moms daycare, but we decided to do it at our house this year because the set up and clean up is SO REAL and we’d rather do it here at our house
on our time.
I can’t believe my little guy is about to be 2, I started this blog with him in my belly.
Also, should I hire a clown? I have xbox kinect, and pin the tail on the donkey. Is that not enough? Mama’s pockets are simply not deep enough! Do you guys hire entertainment for parties? I mean I guess I’m kind of worried that the kids won’t have anything to do? It is a 3 hour daytime party. Hmm.
Facebook doing the most
So did anyone see the article about facebook admitting that they are reducing visibility of non paid posts to users feed?
This is a problem. I actually can’t stand facebook, it is by far my least favorite social network (and there are a lot on the list!) I simply try to grow my facebook fan likes because companies are interested in that kind of statistic. What makes it crazy is that on any given day, if I share anything (sponsored or not) it is most likely only going to reach 10% of my fanpage likers which is bananas! When I try to share my fellow bloggers (amazing) content, no one sees it! Quotes or other plain text updates get the most play but even that really never gets about 20% unless there is a lot of engagement (comments mostly–likes are not even hold its weight anymore).
I care about my fanpage but facebook isn’t even allowing me to GET to them, which sucks. Our facebook feeds have become insanely overloaded with sponsored ads, then friend activity (some friend activity, I haven’t seen an update from 2/3 of my friends list in a VERY long time! At its not because they are not posting!) then if you are lucky you will get some pages activity.
EVEN when I subscribe to the page and tell facebook to make it a priority in my feed, I still miss super important posts! Facebook makes me crazy I tell ya! The real of it though is that if you want to remain competitive you have to make sure your numbers are up–even if you are reaching 3 people (and one of them is your husband). I have no money for ads. I spend $10 one time and for 12 likes. Was it worth it? No. So if you see me over on google plus and my first love, twitter a lot more you know why.