The last few days have found me feeling like Ned Beatty’s character Bobby from the 1972 movie Deliverance, minus the banjo warning. As a new blogger I am enjoying the learning process of not only blogging, but the use of various social media outlets to gain a following. There have been a few bumps in the road over the last few months but I have found that overall it has gone great. My optimism has taken a shot to gut in the last few days however due to having my Facebook account disabled for whatever reason.
Early on in my young blogging life Facebook had locked me out of my account temporarily asking me to submit photo ID to prove I was the person running my page. I submitted the photo and my page access was restored a few days later. Thinking that I was in the clear, I have been boosting posts quite a bit on Facebook and my blog traffic has increased drastically as a direct result of this. I would say that probably 85-90% of my traffic has come from my efforts on Facebook. Just as my site was beginning to gain traction, BAM, FB hit me with the old disabled account routine again. This is the second time that I have been unable to access my account for “security” reasons but the first time that my account has actually been disabled.
I have appealed the matter with them but have yet to hear anything back on the issue. I do not solicit, curse, post inappropriate pictures, talk about politics, or post anything illegal or immoral on their site. It is very frustrating. I guess that is what I get for putting the majority of my eggs in one basket, lesson learned.
If anyone else has had their account disabled and regained access to it please let me know. Also, as a new blogger I welcome and appreciate any and all advice on various ways to publicize my blog. Thank you for reading.