Saturday, April 6, 2013

F is for Facebook

Before I get to the post I have one tinny announcement: 

Pretty cool, right? It's just going to be a page at the back of the book where you'll see the words "A Writer's Journey" in the bottom left corner, but it's still awesome!!

Moving on -
It's the A-Z Challenge and I'm continuing my theme of blogging tips by talking about blogging and Facebook.

A couple of things need to be considered with Facebook.

1.Would you lose readers if you have your posts automatically go to your news feed?

2. Should you have a separate outlet to talk about your blog so you don't frustrate your friends?

Personally I think it's okay to have your posts automatically go to your news feed. I use networked blogs and any friends who don't like to see my posts can block networked blogs so that it doesn't bother them.

If you want to have your posts go directly to your news feed, find the networked blogs app on Facebook and sign up. Register your blog and verify using the advanced mode. (All it wants is for you to put HTML on your sidebar. Pretty basic.)

I also have a separate page that's not really for my blog, but more to concentrate on my writing stuff. I don't have my posts go there automatically becasue I figure that people who like my page are already my 'fans'. That page is more about quick engagement.

I post something on my Facebook page Mon-Fri in a effort to connect better to my readers in an outlet where they don't have to come read a long blog posts. No matter what kind of blog you have, it's a good idea to have a Facebook page.

A friend of mine from high school runs a craft blog and has a huge following on Facebook.

No matter what you blog about, getting a Facebook page is a good idea to expand your platform. I've found lots of people following my page who don't follow my blog and who I don't even know personally. It's a great way to build your platform.

Have questions about making a Facebook page or how it can build your platform? Leave me a comment and I'll be sure to get back to you!

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