D.I.Y. Rock Star Rewind: Thrown in Facebook Jail… Again 🙄 (May 2021)


Where the Eff Did May Go?! Timelessness in Quarantine (July 2020)    --Blooming Prejippie

Yep, in trouble…

—I originally had a completely different message for you all this month. I wanted to talk about the need to plan and about how excited we are that we seem to be coming out of the pandemic (and what that will mean for the D.I.Y. Rock Star). But then I found myself in Facebook jail… which caused me to pivot and talk about the importance of diversifying your methods of distribution. Again. (https://bit.ly/Ep141moresocmedblog )

10 Reasons NOT to Have Only One Social Media Profile (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

https://bit.ly/Ep141moresocmedblog


A lot of wonderful things to share….

As you know, we’ve had quite a lot that has happened in the last two weeks—which probably accounts for having shared more than is wanted on Facebook in the first place. —I won’t re-iterate all that’s happened— that’s at the “Celebrating” section (at bottom of this post)—but I will let you know HOW I share and why it’s not fair to restrict my sharing for the next week.

Should artists have freedom of speech?  --Blooming Prejippie

Gab & Jam Ep Ep 167 5 Tips for Making Music Videos (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

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I TRY to be careful….

No, I certainly do NOT just willy nilly share EVERY post that we have—blog, video, podcast, announcements, etc. And, I certainly DON’T share to EVERY Facebook group known to man! —I DON'T even share EVERYTHING we’ve done on our OWN Facebook groups and/or pages that we manage. —Even I think would be too much and overwhelming to the people who have decided to follow more than one of our pages.

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Not everywhere….

—What I do, however, is to consider if the message of the post/episode is beneficial to the group that I am about to share to. (For instance, one of our posts this month is “9 Strategies to Help Prevent Burnout (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)” (https://bit.ly/Ep167noburnoutblog), so I shared it to Facebook groups that have folks who are actively pursuing living a creative lifestyle. (So, as an example, I shared it to songwriter groups, but NOT to a synch licensing group, as it may seem on the fringes of their main thing they discuss.) In fact, I TRY to be ENTIRELY careful and thoughtful when I DO share to groups, because, as Facebook group administrators ourselves, we hate it when someone plunks down a link that seems COMPLETELY unrelated to the topics that we discuss, so I DEFINITELY don’t inflict that kind of behavior on others.


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Providing context…

Also, I NEVER just plunk down links without providing a context. I always explain how this post this post will add value for this community where I am sharing it. (In the case of this particular post, we led with something that said how we get that D.I.Y. Rock Stars are all about the grind, but this post should help avoid burnout, so that we can grind better or something of the sort…. I want folks to know that I want to offer their audience something that will benefit them and am NOT just throwing up a shameless plug. (—Actually, we USUALLY just take out a Facebook ad for a post that is ENTIRELY self-serving, so that Facebook can figure out who best to show it to AND to AVOID getting thrown in Facebook jail. 🤷🏽‍♀️😳



9 Strategies to Help Prevent Burnout (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

https://bit.ly/Ep167noburnoutblog

Vision Board Cheat Sheet  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

Vision Board ( http://bit.ly/rockstarvision )



Helpful posts…

That’s why it surprises me when groups turn down posts like this one, since if their groups are anything like ours, you want to share as many posts as possible that offer positive, actionable advice to our members. When we see someone share posts like this, we are excited, because we feel like we are building a culture in our community where we’re not the ONLY ones who have something helpful to say. We believe that allowing others to share their posts within our group—and we even allow folks to be able to share our posts out to other pages—something that MANY groups frown upon (but that’s another discussion for another day). We feel that allowing people to share on our community page is a win-win to both us and to our members, who are there to soak up as much helpful, actionable inspiration as possible.



8 Strategies to Stop Your Upgrade from Becoming a Downgrade

https://bit.ly/Ep165upgradeblog


Keep Creativity Flowing.  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

Unfortunate….

That’s why I was sad to see that a couple of the places where I shared had not only rejected our post—which I thoroughly AGREE is their right—but had also reported us to Facebook for sharing spam. 😳 —Our posts do NOT take you to some Amazon affiliate page or anything; they take you STRAIGHT to the post that we previewed, so how is that spam?! —And I get it if a group decides that they want to kick us out BECAUSE they don’t dig what we share—in fact, I think I would respect them MORE if they just went ahead and did THAT!—but to report what we are doing as distributing spam just plain sucks!



Gab & Jam Ep 166 Viewer Question: When should I take down a song that I realize needs work?

(video: http://bit.ly/Ep166takedownvid and podcast: http://bit.ly/Ep166takedownpod )


Really…. Right now?!

It REALLY sucks right at this moment, because we are in partnership with a few other creatives—we’re on Tom Ray’s Art Podcast ( http://bit.ly/tomraypodcast )—and I will NOT be able to share the episode as widely as any of us had originally thought, because I am in Facebook jail. 🙄 This makes me feel like, as a creative partner, we are not able to bring the value to our part of this pairing. (—Ideally, when you partner up, you hope that folks can share what we’ve worked on together to their audiences, especially in the first few days of release. Since much of our active audience is on Facebook, it sucks that we are limited with who we can share this with!)

Get Sh*t Done Weekly Planning Method  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

What is Facebook jail?

What does it mean to be in Facebook jail? In this case, it means that my account is flagged and for the next 7 days, I cannot share to any other Facebook groups than the ones I manage. It also means that I cannot comment within ANY other group and I cannot share ANY links to ANYTHING. However, because Facebook is the boss in their own space—and rightfully so—this means that they have the right to take down any content they do not like, for reasons that often seem arbitrary, and/or they can stop you from liking other people’s content, from sharing yours or other people’s content, and if they REALLY think you’re scum, they can kick you off altogether (disable your account, etc.). —Again, they have EVERY right to do so, but all we are saying is that over the past 4 years, I thought I had learned their ways, and had been a more careful sharer to AVOID this consequence. 🤷🏽‍♀️ ‘Turns out, I was wrong.

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The IMPORTANT lesson….

The sunny side of such a bummer of a post is that, it makes us remember that we are borrowing space there, and that as D.I.Y. Rock Stars, we can’t allow one monkey to stop our show, which takes us back out post last year that suggests that we SHOULDN'T be reliant on one social media platform to control your ability to distribute your work ( https://bit.ly/Ep141moresocmedblog). —However, it ALSO means that I had grown MUCH too comfortable with Facebook, since it is one of the MAIN drivers of traffic to our content….🤷🏽‍♀️—It’s cool, though, because we are adding more to our TikTok ( https://bit.ly/tiktokprejippie ) and we are flourishing on Pinterest ( http://bit.ly/bloomingprejippiepinterest ) (with 50,000 views of our video pins in the last month), so we’ll be okay.


Blooming Prejippie on Tom Ray’s Art Podcast http://bit.ly/tomraypodcast


We invite you….

So, I am saying all this to invite you to branch out into other services and, if you are a D.I.Y. Rock Star, you should have your own website and your own email list, so that a few folks that can’t see the value in what you do won’t be able to slow your roll.



“Sugar Fit” on Vijay Fernandes’ Spotify

“Indie: Undiscovered But Brilliant: Vol. 3” http://bit.ly/SugarFitonPlaylist2


No wasted time…

But if you’re reading this, please know that we value you and will not waste your time and will NEVER share spam. We want you to be as excited about your creative journey as we are about our own and that’s why we share. We feel we are at a new place in our journey and we want know what you, fellow D.I.Y. Rock Star, are doing to manage and grown your creative empire.


“It’s Alright to Feel It” on Aldora Britain Records record compilation,

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Where do you want to meet up?

Please feel free to respond directly to us to share what’s happening with you. Also, let us know what we can do to help you step up to your next level of reach. (If you need followers on ANY platform, let us know. If you want us to join your mailing list, let us know. If you want to do a collaboration, let us know.)


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Here's what we're most proud of this month:


CELEBRATING:

  1. “Sugar Fit” on Vijay Fernandes’ Spotify “Indie: Undiscovered But Brilliant: Vol. 3” http://bit.ly/SugarFitonPlaylist2

  2. Blooming Prejippie on Tom Ray’s Art Podcast http://bit.ly/tomraypodcast

  3. “Sugar Fit” on No Sugar Radio http://bit.ly/nosugarradiosugarfit

  4. “It’s Alright to Feel It” on Aldora Britain Records record compilation, LONG LOST FRIEND http://bit.ly/aldorabritaincomp

  5. “Flying High” (from “Sugar Fit” album) On Spotify “Toes in the Sand” playlist http://bit.ly/toesplaylist

  6. 6k subscribers on YouTube! http://bit.ly/youtubesubprejippie

  7. 50 thousand+ music video views on Pinterest http://bit.ly/bloomingprejippiepinterest

  8. “Faith in Me” Music Video Debut http://bit.ly/faithinmevideo



GAB & JAM:



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Song Clips:

107. “Sunday Serenade” @Takamine #Takamine #acoustic

108. “On the Range” @Fender #Fender #fretless #jazzbass

109. “Dua Disco” @Fender #Fender #telecaster #guitar

110. “Jimi E Flat 9” @Sandberg #Sandberg #bass


Playlists:

  1. “Flying High” (from “Sugar Fit” album) on Toes in the Sand Playlist http://bit.ly/toesplaylist

  2. “Sugar Fit” on his Spotify “Indie: Undiscovered But Brilliant: Vol. 3” http://bit.ly/SugarFitonPlaylist2

  3. “Sugar Fit” on No Sugar Radio http://bit.ly/nosugarradiosugarfit



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Well, here’s to a wonderful upcoming month! We’re wishing you Joy+Peace!



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