This roller coaster ride is becoming too much for me to hang on to. I keep justifying remaining on Facebook because the education about animal welfare is important to me and it’s a venue that can quickly disseminate this kind of information. But 99% of what Facebook does is totally out of integrity for me. I’m getting very close to canning it altogether and just continue to blog and use my blog for a venue for animal welfare by inviting other bloggers to post on my page.
Honestly, I think that without my voice, the education will get out there. My voice is nothing in the grand scheme of things. Yes, I have a following on my Dog Decoder Facebook page but it’s still a relatively small voice. With almost 30K followers, I know I make an impact with regard to animal welfare, but seriously Facebook’s ethics are so not in line with mine and it’s getting increasingly worse.
I’ve stopped watching the news and only get it when I choose to. As a result, my life has been much simpler and much more harmonious. I do keep up with current events, don’t get wrong. I’m a kid of the 60’s, an activist, all the way and this is what’s getting in the way for me, now with Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is an asshole. He’s being bought and paid for and I’m finding it more and more difficult to justify staying here. I’ve known this for a long time, but it’s getting worse. A top engineer for Facebook has resigned because of their unethical practices.
I’m not looking for sympathy or accolades and I’m not venting. This is real for me.
So, question for you followers; if I just amped up my blog page, inviting other authors to post their blogs on my page, would you still follow Dog Decoder blog? Would you take the time to go off Facebook to go to my blog page? I’m seeking honesty, here, not appeasement. So, have at it. Share your thoughts and I’ll make a decision soon.
Hang in there everyone. This ride is getting scarier and scarier and I wanna get off.
About the author: Jill Breitner, is a professional dog trainer, award winning author, writing articles for Dogster, The Whole Dog Journal, Animal Wellness and her own blog. She is also a dog body language expert, loving and living her life on the west coast of the USA. She is the author of Dog Decoder, a smartphone app about dog body language recommended and used by veterinarians, shelters, trainers, educators and guardians worldwide. It’s available in iTunes and Google play. Jill, is Fear Free Certified and has been teaching gentle handling/basic husbandry skills to clients dogs for 40 years. She helps you to be your pets advocate for a happier and stress free life. She also does online dog training, worldwide. Join Jill on her Dog Decoder Facebook page