MeWe, Groups, and Invitations

As I’ve shared before, I deleted Facebook on March 1st. Since I left, I’ve heard from many of my author friends saying they are having difficulties with Facebook and the sharing of blog posts. Sally Cronin wrote about it HERE.

MeWe.com is a lovely alternative to Facebook. If you’re interested in joining, here is the link: MeWe.com.

I created an open group called The Literary Diva’s Hangout on MeWe. This is an open group for poets, writers, bloggers, and readers to share their posts. Book reviews and book sales posts are encouraged. Please provide links in case someone wants to purchase your books.

Join us: https://mewe.com/join/theliterarydivashangout

Here’s a few things to help you share posts to MeWe. If you are on Google Chrome, get the add to any extension. That has a MeWe share button. I use Opera as my browser. You can get an extension for Opera that adds your Google Chrome extensions. That’s what I did. Opera is a safer browser and fast as lightning! I also use DuckDuckGo for my search engine.

If you are on any other browser drag this bookmarklet to your bookmarks: https://www.addtoany.com/users/bookmarklet

MeWe does not bother you with advertisements to buy an ad. They will not sell your data. This is a clean sharing platform that is perfect for sharing posts. However, if you are on your computer, you will have to copy the URL of your post and paste it into a group post. Experiment and see what you can do.

I see the end of automatic sharing to social media sites forthcoming because of the fake news crisis. In American, we are leading up to another election next year, so I believe we will see more security in ways we’ve never seen before.

I know that when we have to share individual posts one at a time the process takes longer and can be a pain. But, truthfully, how much data can we read? I want people to read what I write, not just click “like.” I bet you feel that way too. <3

My iPhone app updated this morning and said that you could now share to MeWe groups from there. I don’t know about android devices. I know Google Play does offer a MeWe app, so that should help you if you are a Windows user.

Last word… MeWe is different from Facebook. The groups are color coded so that should help you identify which group you are in. Each group offers a group chat. Each person has a group chat. You can create private groups which is nice for chatting.

If you’re looking for a safe alternative to Facebook, try MeWe. You can find me here: https://mewe.com/i/colleenchesebro

Look me up! I don’t want to miss anything. <3

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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57 Comments

  1. I am there too, Colleen is right 💜

  2. Sounds good, Colleen. I will try and have a look at this over the weekend.

  3. I’m not sure I can handle another social media site but I will check into it. ❤️

  4. I left FB in 2015 and tried to get back in this year but they didn’t let me. They wanted some security and wanted to send me an email which never arrived. So I took it as a sign and stayed away. Will check out MeWe it sound’s interesting. Thanks for sharing. 🙋‍♀️🐝

  5. Joined and am slowly learning to use the site.

  6. I read about the problems Sally and other experienced with FB, which has given me pause for thought. I have to say I do like Facebook, especially for keeping in touch with friends around the world. I’ll have a think about it.

  7. Okay … now that you got me here, what are you gonna do with me?

  8. Just signed up! Thanks for the helpful info.

  9. This sounds like a fabulous way to connect with readers and authors alike. I’ve joined on the strength of this post and will begin posting my reviews on the site soon. Thanks so much for the heads up on this one, Colleen.😊

  10. I’m saving this post, Colleen. I’m getting ready to make the switch and just need some time to ease into it. Put me in front of a grizzly bear? No sweat. A chrome add-on and I freeze up! Ha ha.

  11. OK, I’ll have to check it out. Seems like it’s Buddy Miles time—“Them Changes.”

  12. Excellent share sis. I’ll share it on fb for you <3. You forgot to add that we can leave voice messages in the chat box instead having to type lengthy messages <3

  13. I deleted my Facebook as well, to much problems❤️

  14. I’m so on the fence about this. There are some great groups on FB that teach me a lot. And some friends and family that I only keep in touch with there. I hate to lose those opportunities. But everything else about FB is so irritating. And the privacy concerns are real. But learning another platform? That sounds exhausting.

    See why I’m waffling?

    • I do. MeWe is pretty elementary. Because of privacy concerns there is no automatic sharing as in you hook up your blog and the stuff flows automatically. Private groups require you to cut and paste URLs. But, it’s an authorly group that we’re developing. Also, you can try it and if you don’t like it delete. I read an article yesterday that Facebook is changing anyway. It is going the way of WhatsApp which means it will be chat oriented. They are going to copy MeWe’s platform I believe. The FB we had will soon be gone. Lots to think about.

      • Ugh. I hate the chat-thing. I saw something about that on the news today, but they pulled in all of FB properties (WhatsApp and IG, too) and I started to get a headache and went to get a cup of coffee.

        I am going to put serious thought into MeWe. Thanks for sharing details about it.

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  16. Oh no! Another Social media site? 😉 I’m not on Facebook and I don’t have any desire to be on there so I will definitely look at this one. Thanks!

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