Feb 202015

In case you are not already aware, Facebook wants money. Facebook wants money badly. And they’ve officially started screwing us over, because we don’t have any to give them. (Hey – where are you going?? Don’t worry! We’re not asking for money! Please keep reading!!)

You can read the articles linked at the beginning of this post if you want to learn more. The short version is that Facebook will only show our posts to a few hundred of the people who have clicked “like” on our Facebook fan page. That may seem ok, except nearly 4,000 people have clicked “like”. Facebook is showing our posts to only 5-10% of what should be our audience.

That means we have no way of reaching the people who support us. No way of telling them about the things we’re doing. And no way of promoting the shows we’re doing or new content we’re releasing.

So we’re hopping in our DeLorean, going back to 2004, and starting a mailing list. Luckily MailChimp is a thing. And luckily, Blythe was a rabid fan of Serial so she knew about it. And here we are.

Here comes the begging part: We’ve spent the last 5 years working hard to build our fan base, and Facebook has pretty effectively destroyed our access to it. This is a labour of love for us. We have figured out how to break even, but we don’t have a profitable business model. We can’t even afford to pay ourselves. There is no way we can afford to pay Facebook. Please sign up for our email updates below. It would mean the world to us. We won’t flood your inbox. We’ll just let you know about the couple of things that we are doing from time to time, and hopefully you can support us in those endeavors. If you don’t sign up for our emails, you probably won’t even know those things are happening.

We appreciate the love and support we’ve received from you guys over the years. As always, Dork Pride!

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  7 Responses to “Because Fuck Facebook”

  1. Because fuck Facebook indeed. Dork on!

  2. Good luck you guys. I hope to see ya at Gencon

    • Barring super crazy currently unforeseen circumstances… we’ll be there! We’ve already submitted our events and everything!

  3. Fuck Facebook with a flaming cactus. Best of luck to you, and hope to see you all at every possible event!

  4. As an alternative social media, you might want to consider tsu.co. They work like Facebook, only they don’t filter out posts based on advertising. In addition, they pay for original content being posted. Check it out here: https://www.tsu.co/JacobBlackmon

  5. What a bunch of dirty buggers… not that I’m really surprised though. Zuckerberg always struck me as an asshole.

    Anywho, I’ll the lot of you at GenCon. Best regards from the Frozen North.

  6. I haven’t started my MailChimp newsletter yet, but I did the very same thing and quit Facebook. Social media is for posting about your life and my books and other creative work IS my life. So, I wouldn’t have to pay if my life consisted of crazy cat antics and mundane drudgery, but if I’m an ambitious, outgoing, entrepreneurial spirit, I have to pay? Sounds like lifestyle discrimination to me. I quit Facebook in December.

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