Turns out I suck almost as much as Facebook does.

I tried. I really did.

I left the distortion machine that is Facebook for the second time a month ago (10/13/21), swearing never to return. Yet, today, I’m back. On Instagram, too.

I lasted one week longer this time than I did the first time (9/21/2010/12/20). And then I realized I needed to at least keep my Facebook and Instagram accounts so I could continue to serve clients who count on me to post on social media for them and to research new clients and their competitors. I’m don’t blame them, mind you.

But from there it was just a short stretch to, “Well, if I have to be there, anyway, I’m going to use them. I’ll do what I can to offset Facebook’s crappiness by spreading the good word on struggle against climate change, social justice/injustices, for women’s rights, etc.”


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Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV here. I’m husband to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, dad to three outstanding kids, Fargoan (North Dakota, that is), proud introvert, veteran messaging strategist/copywriter, blogger (https://ivwords.com) nonprofit founder (https://theclimateknights.org/) and big-time reader. As they say, if you're gonna write good stuff, you have to read good stuff. A ginger, too - ergo the "Red" - although some of it's going white. Cinnamon-Sugar, I call it. Tattooed to boot; seven so far. At age 54, I'm stilling crankin' AC/DC & Metallica, but now and again I spin some Eric Church and Black Uhuru, too. I love hanging out with my (much) better half, spending time with our kids, writing, hiking, riding my mountain bike and reading.


Paulie · November 15, 2021 at 2:34 pm

Well damn, that was short lived. I sent you a friend request 🤣

    Martin C. Fredricks IV · November 15, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Yep. I suck.

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