So I moderate three Facebook groups for couponing. I bet you didn’t realize that as I haven’t been posting much in the line of coupons for a while now.
Why the hiatus? It began with being overwhelmed by all the scams and negativity in the Facebook coupon groups. I was spending all my time moderating pending posts that were FULL of a TON of scam and potential post-napping by people trying to make money by hijacking other people’s hard work. Also there was a lot of PORN I really wasn’t crazy about having to see to delete and ban. It just really discouraged me. It was frustrating trying to be upbeat and post positive, helpful, money-saving posts in the midst of all that negativity.
Here is one of the cleaner examples which I altered to not show the identity of the poster. I just declined this one a minute ago to show you an example. A potential Lularoe sales pitch:
Just one or two a day…not that big a deal. BUT multiply it by about 50 a day and about 25 a day of porn posts. Then add the time it takes to decline the post and remove the would-be poster from the group and it was just ridiculous. I was spending all my valuable time on that mess.
But I want to start posting coupons again for the original reason I began this blog: to save money for other families like mine and help other Christian women in their goals towards becoming Proverbs 31 women.
I post my blog posts to my coupon groups and I probably need to find another moderator or two to help me keep the negative traffic down. I’ve had a few helpers through the years but one (my best online friend for about 20 years) passed away and some others just stopped being active. It’s on me that I didn’t pay more attention to the groups after my frustration and aggravation set in. If it gets out of hand again, I’ll switch the groups to announcement only.
I saw this on the Huffpost site and it’s really appropriate for how I felt every day moderating that trash 🙂
Now on to the positivity I know these groups and the coupon community as a whole can be!!
Thank you if you’ve been patient with me to date about the lack of coupons on a blog which has the name “Couponers” in it 🙂