I've been saying for years that I was going to start a blog. I have procrastinated (shocking! lol) because I enjoy keeping people updated on Facebook, but I have to say that since Facebook has made some changes regarding posting about animals on their site, I am less and less inclined to share there. So... here we are. A long-procrastinated idea finally taking shape.
If you haven't heard about Facebook's policy against animal-related ads, which have been in effect for some time now, Facebook users are prohibited from promoting the sale of any live animals, pets, livestock, and any part, pelt or skin from an animal including fur. This is a serious blow for those of us who invest so much time, energy, money and love into our livestock. Being able to look at a person's Facebook history to see if there are any red flags is invaluable. Now, we are forced back to- what, Craigslist?! :shudder:. It's complete baloney and it's sad and unfortunate that Facebook apparently has conceded to boot licking the ARAs.
While this policy has been in effect for some time, it's only more recently being enforced- and on a big scale. Entire groups are just disappearing without any notice or warning. I myself have had to start moderating all posts in my farm barter faire group before they are allowed to be visible so that I am not at risk of losing everything we have worked for.
Anyhow, I am sure I will rant more about this later, but at the very least this is a boot in my pants to motivate me to start this blog. Be prepared for lots of baby photos (bunnies, goat kids, lambs, etc), lots of news of some my ever-evolving farm plans, and educational bits and pieces that may or may not be beneficial and interesting. ;)
Welcome to my blog. :)
In case you are interested in reading about Facebook's policy, click here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/commerce/prohibited_content/animals