Over a year ago, I decided to share a blog post I had written on my Facebook page. It was a story about me and my daughters that happened several years ago- one that was especially dear to me. Within about 5 minutes, I had a notification from Facebook that my article had been reported because it violated their “community standards”. My website had been blocked. Not only was my website blocked, but every single post that I had ever written and shared on my personal page was also removed, and I got a notification for each one.
It didn’t make any sense.
What I had written contained nothing offensive, other than it was a heart-warming story about a mom and daughter. I did everything I could to appeal it. I spent hours googling and looking for anyone to talk to about it. And if you’ve ever tried- you know that it is absolutely impossible to find anyone from Facebook to call, email, message, or talk to about getting your site “unblocked”.
So about 6 months later, I paid to “upgrade” my WordPress site- hoping that I would then be able to share my posts to Facebook again. Unfortunately, it didn’t work- my site was (and still is) blocked.
To be honest- that is a big reason I haven’t written on this blog as frequently.
What bothers me even more is how I used to be so apprehensive about sharing things on Facebook… and then once I let go and started not caring- well, it was too late.
But who am I writing for?
The Audience of One.
I have allowed the Facebook blockage to also lead to writer’s block. Do you know that I wrote a blog post every single week (sometimes more than one) for almost 6 years straight? That is an amazing accomplishment for me!
It has been good to take a break.
But it’s good to be back 😉
I “press” on- Philippians 3:14