More Facebook Etiquette Questions!

More-Facebook-Etiquette-Questions

We talked about the 8 Facebook rules that you wish everyone would follow before, but there are so many other issues that can come up with Facebook! Who do you turn to for Facebook questions? It is not always an easy thing knowing what to do on Facebook. More importantly, knowing what not to do can be just as trying. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were some type of Facebook guru out there that had all the answers?

Fortunately for you, I am just that person. At least I am the best thing you have going right now, so pull up a chair. Here are some Facebook etiquette questions I have been asked along with my wise answers for your perusal:

How much sharing is too much where your own content is concerned?

I understand that need to put yourself out there. If we are creative, entrepreneurial or trying to build a brand, a Facebook presence is important. There is a fine line between putting your name and brand out there and swamping every friend you have with oceans of self-serving content. Perhaps you might consider sharing something of theirs on occasion. It is amazing what sharing the love can do for their patience when it comes to your content blasting their newsfeed every five minutes. Share, but be considerate of others.

Is it proper to stalk the pages of high school crushes on Facebook?

Most all of us have gone hunting an ex or two to see what they look like, who they are with and how ugly they have become since they were with us. While this might be fairly normal behavior, it is not without rules. If you are going to do this sort of thing, you have to follow the most important ones. Here are the rules that can’t be broken:

  • Never spend more than five minutes looking at a picture. Then it becomes a bit weird.
  • If you feel the need to make a comment, aim it at the couple and not the ex personally.
  • Never listen to music that was popular back then…when you were with the ex.
  • Step away from the keyboard if you begin to yearn. Yearning for someone you have not spoken to since fifth grade is not going to end well….ever.

Should you share what you ate this morning, afternoon and evening?

Some people on Facebook like to post every single thing they eat. This is no big deal, but these same types generally post every single thing they do period. If they are not a chef and are including a recipe, they are probably just making me hungry for the fun of it. That is not good for anybody. What is it that they always say? Don’t poke the bear? An occasional food post is fine, but I really don’t need to hear about every last thing you eat.

Why is posting my naked, drunk by the poolside photos a bad thing on Facebook?

If I really have to answer this, you have no right to be on Facebook at all. Still, there are countless of these on Facebook for the world to see. The bottom line is that you should not be sharing anything that you would not want your mom or dad to see. Cause guess what?

They can probably see it too. Along with your boss, your pastor, your teachers, your friends, your boyfriend….get the picture?

Why is it a bad idea to “like” every status randomly for speed’s sake?

There are those out there that simply have to like every single status update that comes through their feed. It is like a contest. I was looking over my Facebook feed and in just a short five minutes, I came across the following:

  • A mother talking about the loss of a child.
  • Someone that lost her pet of 15 years.
  • Someone that broke his leg.
  • A sister that was talking about her brother that died overseas.

What do these status updates have in common? People were liking them. What is likable about these posts? Nothing! They are terrible. These are the posts where you should comfort and take the time to type a kind word or two. If not that, then type nothing at all. Rather than think that people are actually that cruel, I have to believe that they simply were running through their status updates and trying “catch up” with all their likes. This is silly. Read the status updates and then decide what is appropriate.

Why do people say things on Facebook that they never would in real life?

Generally because they are cowards. If you are being brave behind a keyboard, that is just sad. Never say anything that you would not say face to face. You know who you are and you know if you are doing this. Stop it, because we usually know who you are too.

That concludes this particular session of Facebook etiquette questions. If you have any questions you would like answered, let me know in the comments below. I will try to include them next time around!

Pumpkin Belgian Waffles Recipe

Fluffy Pumpkin Belgian Waffles

Waffles are a favorite in our house…so much so that we will often have them for dinner! Whenever we make waffles (or pancakes, for that matter), I usually end up making a triple or quadruple batch and freeze the leftovers. My kids love to have pancakes or waffles for breakfast before school and by doing this, I can’t even remember the last time I have purchased frozen waffles.

We love all things pumpkin in this house so this is the time of year that we switch over to making pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin Belgian waffles.

The best part about Belgian Waffles is how light and fluffy they stay on the inside, while still being crispy on the outside. This is accomplished in 2 ways:

  1. Having the right waffle maker – you need to have a proper Belgian waffle maker to get the best results. The deep wells just ensure that they will turn out right. If you don’t want or have the space for 2 waffle makers, you will get good results making a “regular” waffle recipe (even from a box mix) in a Belgian waffle maker….so if you have to pick one, get the Belgian!
  2. Pumpkin Belgian Waffles Process

    Whipping the egg whites separately and folding them in before cooking – so many people think that Belgian waffles are all about the waffle iron. That is only half of the equation! You can’t just pour regular waffle batter in to a Belgian waffle maker and call them Belgian waffles (well – you can, but you would be wrong). You need to use a mixer (I use my Kitchen Aid) and beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then fold the egg whites in to the batter. This is what makes this Belgian waffles recipe turn out perfectly!

These pumpkin Belgian waffles are a favorite in our house and I hope that they will be in yours as well!  Scroll down to the complete directions!

Pumpkin Belgian Waffles Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Pumpkin Belgian Waffles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 4 tbsp melted Butter

Instructions

  1. Place all dry ingredients to bowl and whisk to mix well.
  2. Separate your eggs.
  3. Place yolks, pumpkin, milk and melted butter in a large bowl and mix to blend.
  4. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
  7. Pour batter into heated and oiled waffle maker and bake following the directions for your waffle maker.
  8. Served with whipped butter, pecans and maple syrup.
http://momsneedtoknow.com/pumpkin-belgian-waffles-recipe/

Sunday Coupon Insert Sneak Peek | October 26, 2014

coupon database

There are 3 confirmed Coupon Inserts in the paper this weekend (October 26, 2014)… a SmartSource, a Redplum and a Proctor & Gamble insert. You can check it out on my Coupon Insert Preview page! Don’t forget to stop back Saturday morning for my weekly Coupon Insert Preview post, where I highlight what I think […]

Read the rest of this post

Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of October 26, 2014 Preview

walgreens

Here is a preview of the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of October 26, 2014! The full list of all deals will be posted by Friday! Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app! New to shopping at Walgreens? Make […]

Read the rest of this post

Oreo Stuffed Spider Cupcakes | Fun For Halloween!

Oreo Stuffed Spider Cupcakes

By now you know that I have a serious thing for Oreos, although I rarely eat them plain. I prefer to either make my Oreo Truffles (especially peppermint Oreo Truffles as soon as they peppermint ones come out at Christmas) or coat them in chocolate like for my Oreo Spider Pops. I’ve even been known […]

Read the rest of this post