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!”