Part 7? Are you exhausted yet? I am!
See, I told you, writing a post is time-consuming! We’ve written it, proofread it, made it sticky, added photos (legally), optimized it for search engines and monetized it. Now you need people to find it!
My personal page is just personal. I rarely link to my blog. It’s just my preference to keep it as blog free as possible.
However, my ohAmanda fan page is basically just a giant interactive RSS feed! So, after my post is published, I link to it on my ohAmanda wall. I try (keyword: try) to be clever and witty, not just “hey, I posted. read it.”.
What’s good about this is anyone who LIKES my page, will (potentially) see my post in their newsfeed. If they LIKE or SHARE my post, it will show up on their wall for others to see. So, potentially way more than just my fans will see it–all their friends could see it, too!
I usually do these updates manually. Er, by hand. Uhm. Well, what I mean is, I don’t use Hootsuite to schedule them or an app on Facebook that automatically pulls them to my wall.
Why don’t I use them you ask?
Because you can HIDE all those applications on Facebook! You know how you hide Farmville and Play-This-Dumb-Game-With-Me? Well, you can hide Hootsuite, RSS Graffiti and more. I don’t want someone to hide those apps and then wonder why I never update!
I also try (when I’m in a bloggy, promotional kind of mood) to update my Facebook status one more time a day–not with my post. I think that’s overkill. But I’ll say something silly about whatever TV show I’m watching, ask a question or mention something cute the kids did. It draws people back to my page and HOPEFULLY brings them back to my site!
Do you have a bloggy Facebook tip?
Stay Tuned for Part 8: Twitter