Hi Facebook Fans-

I found out some important information today about Facebook’s policies regarding holding contests and promotions on my “Michelle Lesley-Author” page.

In a nutshell, they’ve made it virtually impossible for “little guys” like me to hold any sort of competition or drawing where there’s a prize at stake.  If you want to read the official policy, you can find it at–  face book dot com slash promotions underscore guidelines– I’d provide the actual link, but I’m afraid they might be “watching” (and if you do any sort of promotions on your own page, you will definitely want to read and abide by this, because if they find you in violation, they can terminate your page without warning).

Does this mean I’m going to stop doing competitions and give aways?  No way!  They’re too much fun!  So here’s what we’re going to do:

Take a look at your News Feed on your own personal page.  Not your Wall (Profile), where you can only see things you’ve posted, but your News Feed– the part where you can see  everybody else’s statuses and stuff.  Are we all on the same page?  Good.

Ok, in the upper left corner, you’ll see your profile picture and your name.  Under that, it will say “News Feed”, and under that it will say “Messages”.  Click on the word “Messages”.  When you do, the word “Updates” should appear.

An Update is a message from a fan page to all of its fans.  Now, from time to time, I’ll have some “VERY VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION” to share with you that I won’t be able to share with you directly on my Facebook page, so I will send you an Update.  You’ll be able to tell that it’s “VERY VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION” because the subject line of the message will say “VERY VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION”.  In order to read that “VERY VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION” you’ll need to come here to my web site.  Don’t worry, I’ll give you a link to click on.  (If you don’t understand what I’m getting at here, e-mail me at michellelesley1@yahoo.com and I’ll explain further.)

So, to sum up, CONTESTS AND PROMOTIONS WIL NO LONGER BE HELD ON MY “MICHELLE LESLEY- AUTHOR” page.  They will be held here instead.  It would be a very good idea to subscribe to this web site (there’s a “subscribe” button to your upper right on the side bar) so you’ll also receive e-mail notifications about any contests that take place in the future.

My apologies if this inconveniences anybody.  Tomorrow’s “125 Likers” drawing will take place tomorrow as scheduled, but it will be handled here instead of on Facebook.  Be sure to check and see if you’ve won!

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