Do you use Facebook for your blog?
I’m an avid Facebook user. Some might even say that I’m a bit of a junkie. I have just over 400 friends on my personal account, but my blog’s Facebook page has just 61 “likes.”
I get it. I don’t love liking pages just because someone suggested that I do it. I don’t want to clutter up my timeline with stuff I don’t really care about so I don’t like every page I’m sent. Sure, I can hide the posts from showing up in my timeline, but then, what value does that provide for the blogger?
And I add everyone I love to my Facebook feed anyway.
Brands are different. If utilized correctly, a brand can engage me on Facebook. When Bertucci’s Facebook page offers a $5 off coupon, it’s likely I’ll take advantage of it since I’m a fan already. When the local daily deals sites post their latest and greatest, I love it. It’s a no-brainer – all my favorite sites peddling their wares in a space I’m already spending time at.
But blog posts? Notsomuch. Am I alone in this?
I wish I had more Facebook likes. Then again, I wish I had far more readers! But how can I ask people to like me if I’m not jumping at the chance to like them?
What about you? Do you have a Facebook page for your blog? Do you have many likers? How do you engage them?