Facebook held a gun to my head and forced me to get a Facebook page. Sort of. Well… not at all, but that is what it felt like. I don’t post much on Facebook. Well, I didn’t. I do now.
As I mentioned during my interview with the Switching the Coverage Podcast, I always kept Facebook personal. That isn’t to say people I knew didn’t follow me on Twitter, but I feel there are a lot more people engaged on Twitter.
Facebook held me for ransom
Again, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I noticed my posts weren’t reaching anyone when I was using a personal Facebook page. Because ultimately, not everyone sees everything you post on Facebook.
If you Tweet gold like I do, people will notice it. However, Facebook doesn’t care. They want you to have a page… and ultimately spend money. But don’t hate the player hate the game right?
Moving Forward with my Facebook page
After the first night, I realized that people were extremely interested in my blog. Which means they probably hadn’t caught the first posts from it. It was kind of sad, that after all this time I was posting thinking people could see it when they couldn’t at all.
Although the huge traffic spike did excite me!
Will Facebook be my primary social media?
No, I already have it set up, just like my twitter account. The scheduling cycles are a bit different, the content is the same. Just in a different order. So, if you miss something on one, you will be able to catch it on the other.
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