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)