How To Transform Your News
Feed & Get More Out Of Facebook
Are you tired of your newsfeed being filled with shit? Let’s face it; most peoples are inundated with crap.
I have managed to clean up my newsfeed and now see posts that bring value into my life. It took some time, but it is possible.
I’ll share my story and how it worked for me, and at the end of this post give you the steps to start your own “30 Day Facebook Newsfeed Challenge.”
Bring It Behind The Barn & Kill It
About one year ago I turned off my Facebook newsfeed.
What this tool does, is it takes your Newsfeed and hides it. Leaving only the right sidebar (where you see your friend’s birthdays) and the left sidebar (where you see your groups and pages).
It replaces your newsfeed with a motivational quote.
While installed, I could only access a few thing. It wouldn’t show me my friends or family posts, and I wouldn’t be interrupted with spam.
No more of my newsfeed filled with the following:
Now that all that shit is gone I could focus on my work. When logging into Facebook to create ads or monitor campaigns, I wasn’t sidetracked; I was able to get in, work, and get out.
This freed up hours to my week. Helped me build a business, work on advertising campaigns, and focus on the most important things rather than the fluff and filler.
After a few days (literally, it did not take long) I was weaned off of the Facebook addiction. I didn’t feel the urge to check the feed or see what everyone was doing.
And now after operating with this mindset for several months, I now view Facebook as a tool for business. I treat it like a business, and while I’m in there, I’m working. Because this plug-in wouldn’t let me do anything else.
I would join groups, interact with the members in those groups and build connections inside there.
There are groups on every topic you could imagine.
- Local Groups
- Buy & Sell
- And more
Inside these groups I shared feedback, learned from others, and actually got some serious value out of this new Facebook Community.
I did lose out on some things; I may have missed your birthday because Facebook reminds me. (Sorry if you were one of them, I love you, forgive me?)
It’s Like Working Out
Free from distractions, I was able to focus while working inside Facebook. I was able to build up a muscle that was strong, one that when strengthened, is hard to break.
This muscle is “will-power.”
I have built up a will-power toward Facebook that most people can’t touch, or fathom. By working on this will-power, I have been able to change my perception of Facebook.
Facebook is now a tool, instead of a recreation; A tool I use to build businesses, expand my network, and interact with other influences. This new perception is the foundation on which everything else is built.
NEWS FEED LIVES!
I took off the News Feed Eradicator a few weeks ago, and here is what I’ve found.
Over the time that I have built my business I have joined tons of groups, and connected with hundreds of amazing people. Connect if we haven’t already 🙂
My newsfeed is different now, with my new connections and groups that I am part of, it’s filled with something special. It’s taken a new life. The posts that I see in the newsfeed are beneficial to those reading them, helping people, giving a new perspective, and providing MASSIVE value.
I still get the posts of nonsense that I used to see but with the new mindset and will-power that Facebook is a tool, I’ve become numb to those posts, I don’t see them, and the ratio of “good” posts to nonsense has increased tremendously. They get lost in the sea of positivity.
What I’ve gained from this time off has helped me plant the seeds, let them grow, and now I am reaping the fruits of my labor. I’m able to tap into this new Facebook tree; I’m able to have power over it, rather than it have power over me.
From the newsfeed, I’m able to learn, rather than drift among the plebs. I can get more by diving in for 15 minutes, contribute, learn, and help others in the areas that I’m skilled than I used to in 15 hours.
The 30-Day Facebook Newsfeed Challenge
I’d like to challenge you to do the same thing.
For 30 days, implement this strategy. See if you can build the muscle and the will-power to wean off the Facebook drug. Start using it as a tool. Get into groups, share content in there, interact with others, and move beyond your newsfeed.
There’s a big world outside of your newsfeed. Time for you to find a network of people that you can collaborate with, and start planting seeds.
If you’ve already got a handle on your Facebook “willpower”, let me know what groups are your favorite in the comments below.