My week: the cruelty and kindness of Facebook

Let’s start with the kindness. People have been so nice to me on Facebook after I posted a blog on my page called “Is House Really Going Home?”

To be honest, I hadn’t really thought much about the impact of my words when I typed them. These days there isn’t much time for reflection. I’m usually madly writing at sparrow’s fart before a frantic day editing a website. I kind of just let my fingers take me where they will and hope for the best.

But people took the time to say stuff like “great, honest read” and “I think you will show us yet:)” and “PowerHouse”.

It was so lovely of them.

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Speaking of honest reads … earlier in the week I posted “I’m Maxed Out”  and confessed: “I’ve often felt a little “maxed out” in the past year. It just doesn’t seem possible to work full-time, care for my kids and still have time to keep “life” afloat.”

Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes

I lightened up for 10 Clever Cupcake Ideas.

Edible Snow Globes

That was a bit of a surprise hit so I followed it up yesterday with 5 More Amazing Christmas Cupcakes. (And scored my best Saturday blog views in months.)

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Then I wrapped the week with 7 Celebrity Baby Announcements.

Meanwhile over at iVillage …

The cruelty of Facebook presented itself in some bizarre new metric they have that decides that despite the site having almost 18,000 followers, only a handful will see some of the stuff we post. It means some days you wonder why the bloody hell you bother posting anything at all.

Although there was some stuff it just couldn’t ignore …

We had four HUGE stories on the site this week that totally blew me (and thousands and thousands of other people) away.

Photo: The most devastating photo - and the happiest ending >> http://bit.ly/1clEA3t

>> This story is on track to be one of the site’s biggest for the year and when you read it you’ll understand why (thank you to Leanne for alerting me to it): The most devastating photo – and the happiest ending >>http://bit.ly/1clEA3t

Photo: A 10-month-old’s letter to Santa >> http://bit.ly/1jVEBC2

>> A 10-month-old’s letter to Santa went GANGBUSTERS (because it’s totally hilarious) >> http://bit.ly/1jVEBC2

Photo: What this airline did for its passengers redefines Christmas spirit >> http://bit.ly/1gnIFLx
>> What this airline did for its passengers redefines Christmas spirit >> http://bit.ly/1gnIFLx
Photo: When this boy noticed kids at his school with nobody to play with, he decided to do something about it >> http://bit.ly/1jGUuMA
>> When this boy noticed kids at his school with nobody to play with, he decided to do something about it >> http://bit.ly/1jGUuMA

Then there was the stuff it makes no sense they ignored like …

Photo: This is a must see: Pregnant dads - you heard that right - bare their 'bumps'. http://bit.ly/19n0Qgb

>> Pregnant dads – you heard that right – bare their ‘bumps’. http://bit.ly/19n0Qgb

Photo: Meet the couple that loves marriage so much they've had 18 weddings >> http://bit.ly/IITklD

>> Meet the couple that loves marriage so much they’ve had 18 weddings >> http://bit.ly/IITklD

Photo: Guess what you get for your birthday when dad's a plastic surgeon? >> http://bit.ly/1b0Dzg3

>> Guess what you get for your birthday when dad’s a plastic surgeon? >> http://bit.ly/1b0Dzg3

Photo: Why this monkey was an airport security threat >> http://bit.ly/1e4mutE

>> (This made me laugh, my workmate Kahla is so good with words) Why this monkey was an airport security threat >>http://bit.ly/1e4mutE

>> And I have no idea why it didn’t embrace this one: Marriage proposals have turned into a competitive sport… but this one stank (literally) >> http://bit.ly/18yNd9S

Photo: Her daddy was having a heart attack, but this little 5-year-old didn't panic. She saved his life - in the cutest possible way >> http://bit.ly/J56CJJ

>> Her daddy was having a heart attack, but this little 5-year-old didn’t panic. She saved his life – in the cutest possible way >>http://bit.ly/J56CJJ

Photo: She told him he had to choose between her and his Harley. So this is what he did >> http://bit.ly/19bMjUv

>> She told him he had to choose between her and his Harley. So this is what he did >> http://bit.ly/19bMjUv

Then there was the eye-widening stuff …

Which again, most people didn’t see.

Photo: Where do we get one of those? Why this husband finds doing housework sexy >> http://bit.ly/1bSZsUF

>> Where do we get one of those? Why this husband finds doing housework sexy >> http://bit.ly/1bSZsUF

Photo: These gingerbread houses will make you go WHOA >> http://bit.ly/1aYmXFL

>> There goes the diet… this gingerbread house packs 36 million calories >>http://bit.ly/1aYmXFL

>> Meet the couple who swear doing porn together makes their marriage stronger >> http://bit.ly/1f5zSKs

Photo: This 6-year-old was suspended from school for sexual harassment. What he did will shock you (and not for the reason you might think) >> http://bit.ly/JfWJsK

>> This 6-year-old was suspended from school for sexual harassment. What he did will shock you (and not for the reason you might think) >> http://bit.ly/JfWJsK

Photo: Watch this man proposing to his stepdaughter. Yes, you read that right >> http://bit.ly/18mRW3C

>> Find out the amazing reason why this man proposing to his stepdaughter. Yes, you read that right >> http://bit.ly/18mRW3C

>> Guess why this man wears a pink tutu? It left us speechless >> http://bit.ly/1h15Sk7

We had some awesome daily doses of cute (also usually repressed by the evil Facebook) …

Photo: Daily dose of cute: What this girl does for her deaf parents will brighten your day >> http://bit.ly/1dv6JXY

>> What this girl does for her deaf parents will brighten your day >> http://bit.ly/1dv6JXY

Photo: Time for your daily dose of cute: Click here to watch this mouse decorate a Christmas tree. Really. >> http://bit.ly/IQoc38

>> Click here to watch this mouse decorate a Christmas tree. Really. >> http://bit.ly/IQoc38

Photo: Daily dose of cute: She adopted a baby rabbit into her litter of kittens... and our hearts melted >> http://bit.ly/19Avmzx

>> She adopted a baby rabbit into her litter of kittens… and our hearts melted >> http://bit.ly/19Avmzx

Photo: Your daily dose of cute: Batdad strikes again >> http://bit.ly/1cxox5Y

>> Batdad strikes again >>http://bit.ly/1cxox5Y

Photo: Time for your daily dose of cute: The world's most adorable naptime love story continues. Click here for more sweet pics >> http://bit.ly/1fbj0Tb

>> The world’s most adorable naptime love story … Click here for more sweet pics >>http://bit.ly/1fbj0Tb

Photo: 17 Christmas party food ideas your kids will love >> http://bit.ly/IX06EC

>> 17 Christmas party food ideas your kids will love >>http://bit.ly/IX06EC

How was your week?

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