Part of the reason for that is due to my 'occupation' as a writer. If you are not constantly updating and posting writerly and authorly things to your many social media sites, you will be overlooked when it is time for publishing a book. I was turned down for a slot in Writer's Destination contest promoted by Amtrak because my social media visibility was not high enough. And then there are Google analytics and the correct SEO (search engine optimization) and on and on.
The other reason I check FB is strictly because I get sucked in. I read a quote (on FB, of course) that made me laugh. It stated, "I decided to check FB for a minute...now, 12 years later" LOL
I have seen recipes for the most decadent desserts on the face of the earth, the 'healthiest' recipes, the most AMAZING everything. Amazing is the most overused word on FB...from singers, to jugglers, to animal rescues, to little children chasing cats, cats chasing dogs, dogs chasing children, stupid tricks, cars, trains, planes, lions, tigers and bears..oh my.
I do enjoy many posts and articles, but I am speaking about the things that take you directly to a video on You Tube. Even though many of them are informative and I tell myself I will do that some day or I should write that down, I have found only 4 that I actually use in my daily life and are simple enough I don't need to write the directions.
I will give you the address to each short video and you can watch it for yourself.
The first one is for removing the arils from a pomegranate; easily and with no special tools. You need a knife to cut the fruit in half, then a bowl to catch the arils and a wooden spoon to 'whack' the outside of the fruit. They all fall out. Simple. Easy.
The next one I like and use is separating the yolks from the whites of eggs. For this all you need is eggs, obviously, a bowl and an empty plastic water bottle.
When I owned a catering business, there were many times I needed to cut grapes in half. You can't add whole grapes to chicken salad, for instance. This next video would have been a godsend, but alas, I didn't know this little trick then. You will need grapes, 2 plates and a long knife. Voila! Sliced grapes. Cool.
The last one is essential; especially if you have lost, given away, or misplaced your corkscrew for opening wine bottles. I tried a screwdriver and a pliers but only managed to push the cork down into the bottle and get a wine bath at the same time.
You need your unopened bottle of wine, a shoe (you do own a shoe, right? this won't work with flip-flops) and a wall. Most people have a wall somewhere. If you are at the beach....well, sorry.
Enjoy these 4 and use them. They work.