Eating Out on Whole Life Challenge:
What to Order at Zoes Kitchen & Wegman’s
(And Why You Should Avoid Ruby Tuesday)
First things first: This post is for everyone! It sounds like this will be specific just to those doing the Whole Life Challenge, but really, getting better acquainted with the ingredients that restaurants – even “healthy” restaurants – put in your food is always a good idea. Long after I finish the Challenge, these will be my go-to meals when I need to grab something to eat quickly while I’m out. And I certainly won’t be back to Ruby Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »
Liking Dishrag Diaries on Facebook should help us connect. I share new blog posts on Facebook, plus interesting articles from many sources, tips and questions to build community, and freebies and discounts from all over. I’d like to increase those kinds of valuable posts.
But the problem is that most of you aren’t seeing those posts, or at least not all of them. Facebook would like page owners, like me, to pay for you to see what I post. If I don’t pay to promote certain posts, a very low percentage of you (sometimes as low as ten percent) will see them.
Facebook is also trying to prevent clutter on people’s walls, and so they have also created an algorithm to determine which posts people should see (and which they shouldn’t).
There are a couple of ways to help. Once you like the Dishrag Diaries Facebook page, use your mouse to hover over the “Liked” button. A drop-down menu will appear where you will have an opportunity to choose “Get Notifications.” Turning that on that allows Facebook to alert you to new posts from Dishrag Diaries.
The best way to help, though, is to like, comment on and share posts. This factors very highly into the algorithm that Facebook uses, and will tell Facebook that you want to be engaged with Dishrag Diaries. This is why you’ll see lots of bloggers on Facebook asking random questions (“Do you have children and what ages?”) or saying things such as “Like if you read this!” I haven’t started doing that yet because it makes me feel a little pathetic… but I will if I have to! (Please don’t make me!)
That’s it. Please “like” posts that you like, please answer questions that I post, and please comment. I’d love to hear from you, and it will help us both. (And, of course, I’d love for you to share posts that will help more people cook, eat and live healthfully.)
Thank you to all of you who have “liked” Dishrag Diaries on Facebook. (If you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for? It’s fun! I’ll let you know about freebies and discounts on recommended products, plus we can get to know each other better!)
Unfortunately, Facebook keeps changing the rules on us page owners.
Since I don’t feel like paying each time I want to share a funny meme with you all, Facebook wants to make it a little harder for you to see my posts. But you can fix that!
Please take a minute to visit Dishrag Diaries on Facebook. If you haven’t “liked” the page, please do (by clicking the big “Like” button to the slight right under the cover photo). Now, for everyone, please let your cursor linger over that button (which should now say “Liked”) for a moment. A drop-down menu should appear, with an option to “Unlike” (don’t do that!) and an option so “Show in News Feed.” Please select that one.
Done! Now you shouldn’t miss any of the good stuff.
Also, please remember that the more you interact (“liking” posts, commenting and sharing), the more Facebook will think Dishrag Diaries is something you want to see.
Thank you so much for your help!
Our absolutely fabulous MD/ Naturopath has helped us to discover that our five year old, Abigail, is sensitive to gluten and dairy (particularly cows’ milk).
I have to tell you, I felt like I had been smacked in the face! We go to such great lengths (not to mention the money we spend!) to get the freshest and healthiest milk possible. I painstakingly prepare our grains – soaking and souring – for optimal digestion and mineral absorption. I own a grain mill, for heaven’s sake! And all of a sudden I have to wrap my head around that fact that these very things I was encouraging my daughter to eat were actually harming her! Talk about mommy-guilt!
But now it’s a been a couple of months. And we’re managing. Maybe even doing better than managing.