Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Why it's not a good idea to tag people on Facebook

Here's something we all deal with, and it needs to be addressed, because SOMETIMES we have important news that friends miss, because it gets buried from others tagging you.

WHY it's not a good idea to tag people on Facebook unless they're really involved directly:

When you tag someone, it shows up on their page and pushes down (in your and everyone's feeds) of whatever they post- which in one case was really important for others to know.

For example- A friend of ours lost his mother to cancer in 2014 and so many people posted "look at this" stuff and sayings, pictures, etc.  on his wall that I never saw his mother died. 

-When people post to someone's wall or tag them it posts it as if they wrote it... and it buries what they want people to know. That's why I never tag anyone and just send them a note in a private message.

Many of our friends have "Tagged" us on the same Dachshund or Weimaraner picture, or saying about coffee, several times, and it buries anything that we post about what's happening with us (like when my mom passed in Dec. 2013, there were posts on our "Facebook wall" from others about dogs or coffee (which we love!) - but some friends never saw that my mom died. 

IF YOU HAVE FUN THINGS- we love to see them- just Private Facebook MESSAGE them to us (and everyone you want to share them with)!! We really appreciate everyone's thoughts and humor and want to hear from you. We just want to ensure that if there's something important, our friends see it, as we hope to see what's important in YOUR LIFE!  

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next