There are literally thousands of articles out there on how to start a blog, but most of them skip the part about how to start on Facebook. So if you've been wondering how to get started with your own blog, here's some help:
Set up a Facebook business Page.
Setting up your page is the first step to creating a blog, and you can do it in just a few minutes. To set up your new Facebook business Page, follow the steps below:
Create an account on Facebook (if you already have one, go ahead and log in).
Click on “Create Page” in the top right corner of any page you visit on Facebook after logging in.
Choose a category that matches what type of business you want to be (for example Restaurants or Travel & Tourism). If none of those categories match what kind of business you want to create, choose Other instead. You can also add keywords about what type of business it is at this point by typing them into the text field provided—this will help people find your page when they search for keywords related to what type of service or product you offer.
Choose a name for your Page; make sure it reflects accurately how customers would refer to your company or business—for example if it’s called “The Best Pizza Place In Town!” but everyone calls it “Pizza Palace” then change its name accordingly so people searching will know exactly where they should go when looking for pizza!
Add a blog link to your Facebook Page.
You can also add a blog link to your Facebook Page. Simply click on the “About” tab, and then click on “Update Information”. Scroll down to the bottom of your page, and you'll see an area that says "Add Link." Click on this area, type in your blog URL, and press enter!
Using your Facebook Page as a blog has some advantages and disadvantages. For example:
Pros - You'll have an easy way for people to connect with you on social media without having to purchase any additional services (like Wordpress). You can also use free tools such as Hootsuite or Buffer to share content across multiple social networks at once (for example Twitter + Facebook). This is useful if someone likes one of your posts but doesn't have time right now because they're busy working or something similar. They won't miss out!
Cons - It's difficult if not impossible for someone who doesn't already know about you/followed before hand; which means there won't be any new traffic coming through unless they already knew beforehand."
Use images in your blog posts and make them perfect for Facebook.
Images are an excellent way to make your posts more appealing to readers, and they're also a great way to grab people's attention. However, it's important that you use images that are relevant to the topic of your post. Here are some other tips for using images in your blog posts:
Make sure that all of them are at least 1200x628 pixels. This will ensure that they'll be visible on Facebook.
Use images with a clear focal point or background so that viewers can see what you're trying to show them exactly as intended by you!
Add a link to your blog post in the update section of your page.
To create a link to your blog post, you’ll need to add it in the update section of your page. The update section is located on the left side of your page under “News Feed” and “About.” Once there, add a headline for your new blog post and write out any content you want to include with it. It is important that this content is relevant to your audience so make sure that it speaks directly to their interests!
Next, use a link shortener like bit.ly or another url shortener like tinyurl at the end of each link so that it looks something like this: https://tinyurl.com/blogposttitle
Use hashtags to help promote blog updates.
When you use hashtags, it’s important to make sure the hashtags you choose are relevant to your post. You also want to make sure that your hashtags are relevant to your target audience. In other words, you don’t want to use a hashtag that is only being used by moms who like coffee if your blog post was about how coffee can help with weight loss.
Another great way to use hashtags is when promoting blog updates on Facebook and Twitter. When starting out with social media marketing, many people tend to forget the importance of using hashtags because they think they aren’t important or necessary in order for their content posts on Facebook or Twitter get seen by potential customers (or clients). However, this is not true! The more followers/fans/likes that see what you posted without any type of promotion means less engagement overall which will lead less clicks back into your website where they could potentially become customers down the road if given enough time between posts made over time within a specific niche market segment (i.e., moms who drink coffee vs dads who drink beer).
Ask questions in your status updates.
The best way to get your audience engaged is by asking questions in the status updates of your Facebook Page. Ask relevant questions that are easy for them to answer, and ask them in a way that will make it easy for them to share with their friends.
Add a question at the end of each post on your page.
Ask people what they think or where they're from in the comments section (this one is great because it also shows up in their feed).
Create polls where people can vote on an answer or state their preference (e.g., "What do you think about the new burger joint?").
Use fun-to-read headlines.
Use fun-to-read headlines.
Headlines are the first thing people see when they visit your Facebook page, so it's important to make sure your headline is engaging and easy to read. Your headline should be short, easy to understand, and clear about what you want readers interested in the specific topic at hand. Here are a few tips for writing good headlines:
Keep them short (no more than two lines of text)
Use keywords that relate directly with the content of your post
Don't use all caps or punctuation marks without reason
Include an engaging photo or video with each status update.
Use photos and videos with each status update. Photos and videos are more likely to get likes and shares, so if you're looking for more engagement on your Facebook page, include one in each post. It's not a bad idea to create a library of photos or videos that are relevant to your blog or business. This way, when you're creating new content, you'll have plenty of images and footage ready to go!
Include images that are interesting or entertaining enough to make people want to click through them (and read what comes next). If they share it with their friends too, even better! Images should be relevant not only for the platform but also for the audience being targeted by this specific piece of content-i.e., don't use stock photo images unless they're actually relevant both visually and contextually as well; instead try finding free personal photos from friends who may be willing
Include links to other posts on your page and elsewhere.
Social media is all about the sharing and the linking. You want your readers to see your content, so make sure you allow them to do that in whatever way they like best.
Using the share button on other people's Facebook posts is a great way to connect with other bloggers and get “liked” by more friends in turn.
It can also help you grow your audience by reaching people who may not be following you yet—in fact, it's recommended that you do this for every new blog post!
Use the share button on other people's Facebook posts.
The Share button is one of the easiest ways to promote your blog, Facebook page, or website. When someone shares a link on their own profile, it’s visible to all their friends in their newsfeed. This can lead to more traffic for you!
When using the Share button on other people's Facebook posts:
Make sure that the name of your blog/page/website shows up as part of what gets shared (so when they click “Share” on someone else's post and choose "Link," your site should come up).
If you have an image attached to this blog post (or any other post), make sure that it shows up in the preview screen so people know what they're clicking into.
Know when to post on Facebook.
When you're posting on Facebook, it's important to know when to post.
Know when your audience is online. The best time to post is during the times when your audience is online. If you have a very large audience, then this may be difficult. If you have a small and local audience, then this should not be too difficult at all!
Post when you have something interesting or entertaining to say. Most people will only read an article if they think it will help them in some way or provide them with entertainment so make sure that every post that goes up has something useful in it!
Take a look at what other pages are doing with their posts and learn from them!
You can use facebook as a way to promote your blog, if you know what you're doing!
Facebook is a great place to promote your blog. If you know what you’re doing, that is.
If you have a Facebook page for your blog (and if you don’t, why not?), then it may be worth checking out some of the ways in which Facebook can help you reach more people and get them interested in what you publish on the blog. The key here is to make sure that when users see your posts on their newsfeeds, they aren’t just seeing a bunch of promotional material – they should also see updates from other friends or family members they care about as well.
Here are some tips for using Facebook effectively:
This is your chance to connect with your audience on a new level - so start today and get those posts out there!