In the past, if not understanding a social media platform was a sin, I’d have to go to confession over Facebook. I mostly opened a Facebook account to protect my online identity. I didn’t want someone with the same name and possibly objectionable opinions to be confused with me. It’s enough work building up name recognition as it is.
I think the biggest problem is that Facebook seems to do much the same things as a blog, only not as well, so I haven’t sunk much effort into it.
There are a few topics I can write about intelligently, but I’m hoping other, more experienced bloggers will weigh in.
I can tell you how to link to your WordPress blog, so that every time you post, your articles automatically show on Facebook. Just this one act has netted me as many referrals to my blog as Twitter, and I’ve invested considerably more effort into tweeting.
I can explain how to get Facebook to tweet your posts. Last time a social media consultant walked me through it, but it wasn’t that difficult.
There are real differences between a Facebook profile and a Facebook page, and I’ll explain those so you can use the correct choice, depending on what you’re trying to accomplish.
If you have any other ways you’ve used Facebook, please let me know in the comments section. I’d love to link to your posts, new or already posted. I’m getting quite a bit of volume from this little conference, far more than I’d think just from reading the likes and comments. There are plenty of people lurking. Let’s introduce them to your blogs, too. 🙂