The Woes of Facebook Group Administration
- 15 Jun
If you've created a group on Facebook - whether it be an opened or closed group - you may already know that managing it can be difficult, even daunting at times. It's a thankless (and payless) job that requires daily diligence and stealth operations.
I currently run about 15 Facebook groups (not fan pages - more on that later) that have more than one thousand users. Every time I log on to Facebook, I am faced with that little red notification icon reporting things like "Joanne Johnson requires your approval to join the group blah, blah, blah." Then a private message will pop up on my screen asking "Can you please do something about so and so? They are really starting to annoy me..." and finally, "How do I add a photo album from an iPhone."
Its a constant stream of questions and complaints that is never-ending. No matter what you do, it will never change - it's just something you have to put up with. Why do I manage these groups? I often ask myself that very question. Frankly, I don't know. Perhaps I find that it's a great way to network with other users and meet people I wouldn't have normally met. Yes, that must be it.