Like many bloggers, I have been super annoyed with Facebook lately. As you may have heard, they changed their algorithm transforming the system into a “pay to play” network. This means whenever you like a page you won’t necessarily see all of that page’s posts show up in your news feed. I don’t know about you, but if I like a page, that means I want to see more from that page! Paying for more viewers can be very pricey, costing thousands of dollars to reach your audience. Not only have they done this to all pages but you are now seeing less and less of your friends’ posts as well. Even interacting with them may not change much about it.
This system bothers me for a few reasons: 1) It censors what you will see. Facebook has determined who you are and what you really want to see, not just what you’ve told them you want to see; 2) It stifles small business and is bad for non-profits and informational pages that don’t have the exorbitant budgets to be able to reach their followers; and 3) What could have been a great system for people to connect is becoming less and less valuable when each individual’s reach is limited.
I’m not sure if Facebook is on its way to the graveyard like some other social media sites before it (ahem, MySpace), but it has lost its appeal to many bloggers. So, if you like all the wonderful original content me and my other blogging friends put out, don’t forget to add our sites to your RSS feed and realize there are many other platforms to follow us as well.
You can follow me to see what I’m up to and check out what inspires me on these other platforms:
Now that I’ve said my peace about Facebook, nothing is quite so cheery as some fresh berries, right? Put them with some mango cream and you have a luscious and oh-so-light snack, dessert or even breakfast that can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes. I feel better already!
Fresh Berries with Mango Cream
Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup berries + ½ cup sauce • Weight Watcher Points+: 5*
Calories: 186 • Fat: 1g • Carbs: 44g • Fiber: 6g • Protein: 3g
Sugars: 35g • Sodium: 15mg • Cholesterol: 2mg
*Points+ value and nutrition information were calculated using all ingredients, including the berries. The sauce alone is 3 Points+.
- Flesh of 2 mangoes
- ½ cup fat free Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup light coconut milk
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 5 cups fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
Place the mango, yogurt, coconut milk and honey in a blender and puree on high until smooth and creamy. Layer 1 cup berries with ½ cup mango cream in a parfait dish.