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3 ways to get your blog on your Facebook fan… I mean… Like page

Now that our friends at facebook have made it simpler to like or fan you, perhaps now might be a great time to get some of your blog posts on your ‘fan’…Um, I mean ‘like’ page. I have 3 different ways that I link my daily posts to my fan page (I’m done with the like vs. fan debate for now) that many of you may already know but let’s let the rest of us underachievers have a moment…thanks!

  • Posterous-Of course this may be everyone’s cup of tea but I’ve found the one thing that holds me back is when I autopost to my fan page from here, there is no way for my fans to find my blog. (Would love to know if you have an answer to this). Super easy to use and even easier to manage, I’m a huge fan of Posterous and I hope you are too.
  • Direct Link-You can actually go to your fan page and click on “edit page”. From there go to your Notes about half way down to export your blog to your fan page. Again, just a few hold backs for me on this. One, I don’t know when my blog post will actually show up on my fan page so if I have something to say, I might want to see it get to my fans a bit sooner. Second, there is still no link back to my blog where all the action is. Bear in mind, you may need to know a few things about the quirkiness of facebook to make this work seamlessly.
  • Manually-Lastly, and more importanlty, my favorite way to link my blog to my fan page and maybe yours…I actually copy and paste the title of my latest blog or article to my “What’s on your mind” window. Once that’s done, I immediately type in my blog web address and magically (about 99% of the time) facebook populates my most recent post and it’s there for all my fans and the World to see. PLUS…because I typed in my blog address, my fans have an avenue to go to my blog to see all the cool stuff I have to say! The other neat thing is when my post goes to Twitter (I have my fan page linked to my twitter page…easy enough, www.facebook.com/twitter) my followers have 2 separate URL’s to follow my rants and raves!

I hope this wasn’t too elementary for you guys but as we say in the coaching/Broker biz, “If I can help just one person, this was all worthwhile for me!”

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Patrick Flynn is a 13 year Veteran of this Real Estate fray and a blogger on mySeattleblogs and is active in various social networks. Like many writers at Agent Genius, Patrick wears a few hats other than a Broker's lid- he is also a Certified Real Estate Instructor for the State of Washington and has enjoyed delivering 1,000+ hours of clock hour and non-clock hour approved courses in his career. Patrick has also been a Designated Broker since 2003 and revels in being able to coach and mentor fellow real estate professionals.

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Mark A.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Or method #4: On your FB page connect your blog to “Networkedblogs”. Set it and forget it. Your blog posts will automatically be linked to your FB page. Just give it a few minutes, before your posts appear on your FB page.

  2. Daniel Bates

    April 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Well you left off the two easiest ways to do it which are Twitterfeed.com or the NetworkedBlogs app. Networkedblogs looks better than twitterfeed, but twitterfeed posts much faster. The tradeoff of the automated process is a lack of personal message and choice of image from the post, but for some this frees up more time for other activities.

  3. Patrick

    April 20, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Hey Daniel and Mark-Great comments. I have tried twitterfeed but again, I run into the inability to get folks back to my blog (unless I’m doing it wrong). I’ve not tried NetworkedBlogs…I will give that a shot! Thanks for the suggestions.

  4. Benn Rosales

    April 20, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I noticed networkblogs missing and was okay with it as it has very little to no setting variables that allow for customization. In fact, it scrapes your content, allows for comments other than just your facebook wall. It reminds of of Tweetmeme in that it doesn’t ask you permission in regards to the future use of your content.

    Twitterfeed just sucks in general.

  5. Benn Rosales

    April 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

    PS the goal isn’t to forget your content, it’s to build community around it.

  6. Patrick

    April 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Hey Benn-Great point on building community. My goal is to get my community the information they need and want on their terms and at their pace. Allowing them a link back to my blog where they can get “the rest of the story” if you will is very important to maintaining my communities interest.

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