The other day I went to a Christmas party in my old hometown, Tulsa , Oklahoma. It’s been over 20 years since I lived there. But through the magic of Facebook, I’ve recently reconnected with high school and college friends living in Tulsa. Many old friends were at the Christmas party.
Sharon threw the party. She married a fraternity brother of mine. She also went to high school and college with me. She owns her own business and Marlin, her husband, is the VP of an oil company.
Sharon loves Facebook. We joke around and have a lot of laughs together on Facebook. After the party she told me she needs to do business with me. Sharon found out about my blog on Facebook. Thank you Facebook. Thank you blog.
I could tell you a few more stories, but I think you get the point. Facebook friends find my blog and I’m getting new business from the one-two, Facebook/blog combo.
My Facebook page isn’t about business. In fact, I set-up a Facebook page a couple of years ago with no photo or anything on it. Then I forgot about it. About 6 months later, people started asking to be my “Facebook friend.”
At first I only used Facebook to connect with old friends and have fun. I didn’t want business to spoil the fun I was having with old friends.
After awhile I decided to set-up a Facebook fan page for my blog. I invited friends to become fans. I also let people know about my blog on my Facebook’s personal information section. Friends could find my blog’s fan page if they wanted to. But I didn’t want it to take center stage over my Facebook “fun” page.
My blog’s posts are posted to my blog’s facebook page through the Networked Blogs Facebook application. I also have my blog posts auto-tweeted from Facebook. If you aren’t promoting your blog on Facebook, you’re missing out. I recommend you get started right away.