As the man I am, I have over 5,000 friends on Facebook.  As the blog I want us to be, we currently have seven “Like” friends on the new Facebook page for this new old Boles Blog that I created last night.  Oh, the good old wild days when I could blink and I’d have too many friends to count and Facebook would warn me to be less popular:

Getting to 5,000 Facebook friends was a fascinating experience. It was easier to move from 2,500 friends to 5,000 than it was to go from zero to 2,500. I thought I’d hit that 5,000 friends limit in June, but it took to the end of August to get there.

Today, I am asking you to help build up Boles Blogs on Facebook by clicking the link below to “Like” us now and forevermore:

We will use that Boles Blogs Facebook page to post updates for all new articles we publish.  Some Facebook friends complained that some of my updates for new articles were not really just not about me, and that’s a fair criticism, so now I will post new article notifications only on the dedicated Boles Blogs Facebook page.

One thing I noticed about inviting people to “Like” your page on Facebook is that Facebook is much kinder to you as a business page inviter than they are to you as an ordinary Facebook user looking for friendship.  You may invite as many of your friends as you like at a time and Facebook won’t scold you or tell you to slow down or lock down your account.  That means, it seems, that I can invite all my 5,000 Facebook friends to like the new Boles Blogs page — and so I shall! — because that is the new wave of working the social networking nut.

I have no idea long it will take to get 5,000 Facebook Likes for Boles Blogs — many of my Facebook friends were cemented playing SuperPoke Pets and I think there’s a lot more noise now in the liking department from many more angles — and I don’t think it will be as easy, or as seamless, to get Facebook page Likes as it was to get Friends on Facebook, but we’ll see!  Facebook Likes for Boles Blogs also appear in the sidebar of this blog.

Speaking of Social Networking, you may also follow Boles Blogs on Twitter for even faster notification on the publication of new articles and other vital information:

We thank you for reading us, and for helping us blend 14 separate blogs into a new, unified, single space known as — Boles Blogs — and will always endeavor to share the human truth with you as we know it in the world and as we continue to discover that reality in our lives.




  2. Oh, Thereisia —

    You’ve become so predictable in your daily complaint against your own inability to follow the helpful directions we have given you many times to solve your problem. That tells me you actually love subscribing since you’re doing nothing to unsubscribe.

    I realize I’m talking only to myself, and never to you, because it’s always been clear you only pop in here to be the first commentator to complain about your inability to unsubscribe on your own — and you have no real motivation to return to see who has tried help you. Your only instinct is to complain, and then disappear and, unfortunately, that is now Classic Internet Troll Behavior.

    I’m sure you’ll be back the next time we publish an article — as you’ve created your own, personal, Ground Hog Day — and we’ll always enjoy replying to a ghost who only complains and never actually goes away.

    1. LOL Groundhog day! Great observation, David! I hope someone entitles an article with her name in it to see if that will grab her attention. Good luck.

      1. Hi Tom!

        I thought about writing an article just for her and then deleting it straight away — but I don’t think that would solve the problem. She would just click on the link, post a comment to complain, and then leave again. I don’t think she actually READS anything or she wouldn’t still be in this problem.

        It is fascinating how she is often the first to post a comment — and the last to help trying to solve her problem!, by policy, does NOT let blog owners add or remove Followers — to the consternation of many blog owners — because wants people to be in control of who and what they follow in a public forum. I agree with that policy — but it does make trouble in these “Theresia situations” where you can’t help those who refuse to help themselves.

  3. One of my resolutions for the new year was to make better use of my time. Part of that included deleting Facebook accounts (yes, plural). Sorry.

    1. Well, that’s bad news, Tom! SMILE! I think a lot of people are getting out of the Facebook routine. It can be taxing on your time.

      I think I’ll likely need to keep posting the Boles Blogs article updates I write on my personal page. Losing 5,500 eyes is not something I want to willfully give up because Facebook does sent a lot of traffic here via click throughs. Everything we do will still be put on the Facebook Page — just to make sure we’re covered in all directions.

      I wonder why your cool Gravatar is not showing here? The Gravatar URL is linked to your name, but we’re only getting a generic cartoon image. Are you logged in using your account when you comment?

      The one remaining question is this: Do you think Theresia will “Like” our Boles Blogs Facebook page?

    1. How can it be wrong to enjoy such misplaced anger? I’m so tempted to write another article right now just to juice Theresia into upping our comments count even more! SMILE!

  4. I’m in the Tom camp, David. I don’t do social networking. No Twitter. No Facebook. I only comment here because you helped get me started on WordPress. I would never have figured it out on my own. I will like you here as I always have and comment as often as I can.

    1. Welp, that’s too bad, Anne! We could use you on Facebook! I am so glad you’re here, though, and if you have any trouble getting online or logging in, you know where to find me. SMILE!

    1. Yes, I’m learning that! I keep getting nudged — not poked! — by Facebook to “buy space here.” They definitely want my money for promoting the Boles Blogs page!

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