Why I Unsubscribed From Your Facebook Group
(this post inspired by a Michael Hyatt post)
I am a loyal person. In fact if there is any truth to common characteristics of astrological signs, then there is no surprise that loyalty figures prominently in my Sun sign. What holds true in my real life holds true for me online. I have joined several communities on FaceBook from time to time, some based on age, some based on ethnicity, and others based on a shared interest. But I just unsubscribed to your Facebook group. Over time, this is becoming easier to do.
I finally realized I am not losing anything but my time hanging out with you and I just don’t have it to spare. When I was initially learning HOW to behave in a group, I was willing to put up with some things that amounted to bad behavior. I was learning how to make friends, get noticed, share appropriately, etc. You know the drill. My thought was the knowledge I might learn was more important than being ignored or not supported. But the small talk and online giggling with the most popular girl is just too much. I can no longer take it.
Why? Pick one or two
1. YOUR FACEBOOK Community does not support me – You do not do a good job of genuine building community. Could you possibly need to return to kindergarten for a lesson on sharing. We all have different expectations when we enter a group, but generally what ties us together is a desire to grow. And in circle time, most members get a turn. That means sharing the love within the group. The goal of the Facebook group is to prop the members up.
2. You do a bad job at being inclusive. If there are business leads, sponsorships, photo-ops, interview requests, etc, these should be spread around the group,not just to your friends. When you promote the group you should promote the best of the whole group.
3. What you share is too generic. – We need specific data. Information that would be truly helpful to the group, like how much money members should charge prospects or how to reach an editor for pitching are not discussed openly. Is this because you are operating on some assumption that money should never discussed in public or are you thinking that if you share too much, someone who doesn’t deserve the knowledge may get it.
I could go on but what is the point. We all come to groups for different reasons. I think if you find one group is not serving your needs, you really owe it to yourself to move on. Plus it is not in keeping with the focus of my morning meditation to dwell on negative space rather than focus on the things I desire. Basta.
Have you unsubscribed from someone’s Facebook page recently? Why? Please consider leaving a comment .