It's not often I make a “rant” post but I think this “rant” needs to be done. I'm not pointing my finger to any one individual or group, I just have an opinion and wanted to put it out in the world for others to either agree with, disagree with, learn from, or wonder about.
Facebook has made it clear that using their live video feature will help your post be seen. Consequently, a lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon and doing frequent “lives”. Have you noticed how many are in your feed recently?
I notice it mostly in the groups where I'm a member, both free groups and those where I pay to be a member. Some people save the “lives” for teaching something specific (this is one good way to use “lives”), others use them on a daily basis just to talk to their group members (waste of my time). And still, others use it randomly here and there to just mix things up (another waste of my time). What's funny about using “live” in a group is it can't be spread to anyone outside of the group, so it's not going to help the group owner's reach in any way.
But I'm finding the proliferation of all these “live” videos to be a bit of a burden and quite often… NO, most of the time, I just scroll right on by.
Why am I now starting to skip these “live” sessions with the very people I decided to join and follow in the first place?
Well, there are several reasons but mostly it all comes down to TIME. Will the video be a waste of MY time?
Here's my list of reasons why I don't listen to your “live” Facebook videos:
Honestly, there are a lot of things that are conveyed in a video much better and much easier than a written document, but making a long video just to make it easy for you without taking into account the value for your audience, is just plain selfish.
Next time, before you sit down to talk to your camera, consider your audience (the very people you should be talking to) and ask yourself a few questions:
Okay, there you have it. My blog, my opinion. I just want to say, please consider your audience when you decide to do a Facebook Live video, they will love you for it.
Until next time,
P.S. I'd love to hear your comments! Yay or nay?
Haha, this reminds me of being added to a group text, the same thing, please don't add me just to add me… especially in the middle of the night! Here's a video my family shared with me a while back after I told them to not add me to irrelevant group texts, I thought it was a hoot! Hope you get a laugh!
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