Facebook Pages

FBPAGE

Today I’m talking about Facebook pages. No, this isn’t a post about not about the annoying baby statuses or provocative photos, this is about bloggers making their own Facebook fan pages.

I personally think this is a great idea. I made a Facebook page for my blog about a month or so after I launched it. I did this for a variety of reasons- 1. I love social media and know the importance of having a Facebook page for my blog; 2. Adding my blog posts to Facebook is an easy way for my friends and readers to get them delivered to them daily on their Facebook feed; and 3. It’s great for branding purposes.

So I’m encouraging you, my blogger friends, to make a Facebook fan page if you don’t already have one. You don’t have to post on it everyday or do crazy things- simply updating it with new posts or photos helps get traffic to your blog. Start off my inviting some of your close friends. Then post the link to your page on your blog in the sidebar and in an announcement blog post. It’s really that simple!

Another thing I noticed about blogger’s Facebook fan pages, mine in particular, is the ratio of people “liking” my page on their personal account vs. their blog’s fan page account. If I liked every one of my favorite blog’s fan pages, my newsfeed would be overwhelmed. I already can barely keep up with the updates of my Facebook friends on my personal account, so imagine throwing in 100+ of my favorite blogs on there! I usually “like” blog’s fan pages on my own blog’s Facebook page for that reason. Then I log in to that and will “like”, comment and view their updates and posts from there.

A few days ago, I friended a few of my favorite bloggers who I noticed liked my blog’s page from their personal Facebook accounts. Is this weird? Because I felt weird doing it. But then I told myself, “We comment on each other’s posts daily, we know details about each other’s lives from blogging, and we’re blogging friends- so why can’t we be Facebook friends?”

So I’m asking two things from this post. The first is that you make a Facebook fan page for your blog if you haven’t (and while you’re at it, like my page here) and that if you have a personal Facebook page to add mine here. We’re already friends in the blogging world, so let’s be friends on Facebook. It isn’t official any other way, right? (sarcasm)

49 Comments

  1. That’s not weird at all!  Most blog friends you may actually be in touch with more than some of your other friends – a little sad but true!  🙂

  2. I “like” pages from my personal account and never even thought about it haha 🙂 It does make for a lot of news feed clutter though…oh well.

  3. Already liked your page and just sent a friend request to your personal page 🙂 My news feed is definitely cluttered from liking blogs…many of them for giveaway entries, ha!

  4. I do the same thing as you and “like” most other blogger’s pages with my own page. I keep my personal profile to see things that are going on with friends. There are a few that I’ve liked with my personal profile, but like you said it’d be crazy-overwhelming to see all those updates. 

  5. I am the same as you – I ‘like’ other blog pages using my blog page because otherwise, I would be reading all about blogs after I had just finished reading all the blogs, haha. 🙂

  6. When you like the blog pages from your blog’s facebook, I don’t think it counts as a like? Or does it? I used to like blogger pages for giveaways but noticed it never accepted my blog’s page like (meaning when I pressed like, their number never changed), which I thought meant that it wouldn’t count as an entry if I won the giveaway! I could be completely wrong. Anyhoots, for the bloggers I talk to daily or text with personally, I like their pages from my personal account and usually we become “real” facebook friends too. I usually don’t mind the clutter of my closest girlfriends but I know what you mean, it can get repetitive! 

    1. It counts as a like but it’s under the “pages” tab instead of the “people” tab. I did some research into this myself because it confused me. When you go on your FB Fan page you can see who liked your page from their personal account and from their pages!

  7. I definitely think it is a good idea! And its like why not? They are still an audience and some people prefer facebook to RSS feed, twitter, etc. that might be where they want to get their updates! Also, I was following a ton of blogs via Facebook on my personal page… made my newsfeed explode with fashion, which is good in some senses, but I also feel like I’ve missed some important “Facebook” updates this way!

  8. I have a facebook page for my blog and I love it!  It’s how a lot of my readers contact me with questions or comments.  I’ve never thought about friending blogger friends, but I think it’s a really great idea!  

  9. I think (and correct me if I’m wrong) that if you “like” a fan page from your fan page account, it doesn’t show up as a like to them.  If you “like” it from your personal account, it does.  That’s why you’ll see many more likes from personal facebook accounts (I like your page from my personal Facebook, for example).  I could be wrong though!

    1. It you go to your FB page (your blog’s page) and see people who liked your page there is a drop down that says “people who like this” and then you can choose “pages that like this”. It IS there, Facebook just hides it because they are stupid!

  10. I agree 100%! I mentioned the same thing a post a few months back. Having a fan page for your blog will increase your traffic and allows people who don’t follow blogs through GFC an opportunity to read your posts!! I liked your page and added you as a friend!! 😉

  11. I like blog pages through my blog page too! It’s just an easier way to keep my facebook experience more organized.

  12. Already like your page on Facebook, but definitely will be adding you as a friend! I totally agree, we’re blogging friends so why not be real-life FB friends too? Love this 🙂

  13. I love this post! Thanks to you (and the giveaway) i’ve been making more of an effort to update it etc. 

    Also, I was totally going to go to Marist! I went there on a college trip and absolutely fell in love with the campus/area! 

  14. I JUST made a Facebook page for my blog a few days ago too! I avoided it for years for whatever reason but after talking to one of my friends in PR, I decided it was time to take the plunge. I’m glad I did. I still need to do a little more promotion on my blog for it, but it’s coming along…

    Also, glad I read this post of yours because now I know you have a facebook page – and I went ahead and “liked” it! 🙂

    So in response to a few of the questions you posted: 

    I don’t think it’s weird to friend the people who’s blog you read. It’s up to them if they want to accept your friendship, obviously, but I feel like since you have a relationship with them through comments it’s kind of the same thing. The first time some of the bloggers I follow decided to friend me on facebook – I was super excited and accepted the friendship right away!

    Secondly, as far as following other blogs through your blog’s page, I never really thought to do that before. Probably a good idea, but I only follow about ten blogs on facebook so it hasn’t become completely unmanageable YET… But I might think about switching over when it does… 

    Anyway – that’s my two cents 🙂

    1. It took me a while to get some likes on it, it takes time- but I think having one is great for traffic for your blog! Thanks for liking mine 🙂

  15. I love having a Facebook page for my blog! It’s a great way for friends/family/others to follow along that don’t want to subscribe through email. Also, I love using it to keep up with my favorite blogs by liking other bloggers facebook pages like you mentioned. 

  16. TOTALLY agree – every blogger needs a facebook fan page! We’re already friends on facebook, too 😉 So glad!

  17. First of all, AMEN to this post! Working in Social Media, I’m all about the impact social media can have on your business or online personality….so I’m totally on board with this 🙂

  18. Definitely agree – having a facebook page for your blog is such a great alternative way to engage readers. Unfortunately, I dont go on my personal account too often

  19. haaha, I have had the same thoughts, but i actually am friends with some bloggers (feel free to find me) 🙂

  20. I totally agree with what you are saying. I got fb maybe less than a month ago, and I think it such a great idea to grow your blog, especially coming from a girl who doesn’t even have a personal account! I also just recently got twitter for my blog as well, so we’ll see how that goes 😛 xo

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