2/15/2011

Why Facebook Fan Pages Are So Great

So pretty much everybody in the modern world is on Facebook now, except for my friend Ellie. That means, by default, that they have a personal Facebook page. Personal pages are great because they can be private and secure, and you can share lots of details and photos from your life that are...well...personal! Unlike many bloggers I know, I do not accept friend requests from people that I don't know in real life, or at least very, VERY well online. I'm not Facebook friends with anyone that works for my company, that's what LinkedIn is for. I have already chosen not to hire at least one person, despite an excellent resume, because of photos on his/her personal Facebook page. So I am pretty careful about who can see mine.

But since I am a blogger and a photographer, I want to share things with people who might not otherwise find my blog or website. People are on Facebook, so that's where marketers need to be, even if you're just marketing yourself. This is the purpose of Fan pages! I have been amazed at the people who have "Liked" my blog or photographer website's Fan pages that I can find no previous connection to at all. The Water Water Everywhere Facebook page is like it's own little community, separate and distinct from the community of regular readers and commenters here on the actual blog. I can post questions and links and get great instant feedback there more frequently than I can publish whole blog posts. If you want to know what I'm reading regularly? (I read and share a LOT) That's where you find out. Facebook Fan pages were recently updated with lots of new features that I'm still learning about too.

So in short, I think everyone who is trying to actively build a community around their blog should have a Facebook Fan page. It certainly works for me. I would sure love it if you'd go ahead and "Like" Water Water Everywhere to join my awesome community. You can just look to the right of this post, find my Facebook community link and click "Like" without ever leaving here...it's that simple!

So tell me, do YOU have a Facebook Fan page?

11 comments:

Mainline Mom said...

I have and LOVE my Facebook Fan Page. I also keep my personal page pretty private and only allow people I know on to it. I have only 2 that I have not met in person, but one is a blogger that lives near me and we have common friends. The other is a local media personality.....

Mainline Mom said...

I love my Facebook fan page too! I'm a new follower from the Seeds of Faith blog hop! Have a wonderful day! ~Erika
Musings From a SAHM
Musings From a SAHM Facebook

Mainline Mom said...

I've been thinking about doing that for a while... this sounds like another good reason to get one!

Mainline Mom said...

Hello! I found you on Seeds of Faith. :)
Like you, I have a personal Facebook page, with just a few personal friends. I think it's less than 40. I do; however, have a Facebook fan page for my business. It's working well for me and I enjoy the people I meet there.
Going to check out your FB page...
Jan at Jewelry4Change http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com
My Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/jewelry4change

Have a great day!

Mainline Mom said...

Cool! Thanks for stopping by Sarah, I'll be sure to swing on over to your site :)

Mainline Mom said...

If you are serious about growing, I recommend it. But don't just post your blog posts to your fan page, interact with the people there in other ways! :)

Mainline Mom said...

Thanks for the links, Jan and thanks for popping over to the FB page!

Mainline Mom said...

Ha ha, you thought I wouldn't notice? Pfft. Facebook schmacebook! :)

Mainline Mom said...

WHY do you think I called you OUT :)

Mainline Mom said...

I've been thinking about doing that for a while... this sounds like another good reason to get one!

Mainline Mom said...

I've been thinking about doing that for a while... this sounds like another good reason to get one!

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