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Segmenting Facebook For My Sanity

I’ve seen a lot of posts on Facebook lately about Interest Lists. Rumor has it that if you hover over the Like button on a fan page, it gives you the option to add that page to Interest Lists and it will show up regularly in your newsfeed. While that may be true, I wanted to share how and why I use Interests Lists on Facebook.

I have a few interest lists created in Facebook; one for my digital marketing biz, one for my jewelry biz, one to follow others in my industry and one that is solely personal pages that I love. Initially, getting to a place where my OCD mind could process everything seamlessly, I had to unlike pages or have them not show in my news feed at all.

Once these lists were created I started adding pages that were relevant to that area of my business or life. For instance, my digital biz list has pages of people I train with, learn from, vendors I use, anything that helps me run that business. My jewelry biz list is pretty much the same. Friends I follow and personal pages is, well, self-explanatory.

Why do I do this? Like I mentioned, I have a tendency to have an OCD mind so clutter of any kind really pushes me a little to the crazy side. When I want to see everything being put out by people who help me run my digital practice, I click that list (on the left hand side of your home feed) and can easily go through and engage those people in that part of my Facebook world. The same holds true for all the other lists. I segment for my sanity.

If you need help figuring out the basics of interest lists or you already use segmented lists in Facebook, let me know how it works for you.