The How and Why of Facebook Fan Pages

Facebook BeachfrontI am about 99% certain that Facebook is currently being developed by people who have never been on the Internet before. I say that with love. My evidence? Facebook Pages.

Facebook Fan Pages are an important tool in many Internet marketers and bloggers’ toolbox. They’re great for creating community as well as gaining traffic to your site. They’re also as aggravating as trying to herd squirrels. But more on that later.

First, a quick intro for those who haven’t played around with Facebook except to post cat pictures and play Farmville. Continue reading

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Starting the Facebook Fan Page Challenge (vlog)

FacebookI have gone round and round and round with Facebook in an attempt to use it as a way of connecting with my readers and other people in the IM/online entrepreneur world. So when Bonnie of BonnieGean.com mentioned that there was a Facebook Fan Page Challenge being run by Sue Worthington, I jumped right in. I am not going to be defeated by a social network.

Check out my video blog where I talk more about the challenge and about doing a Social Media Week here on my blog. Continue reading

photo by: Franco Bouly

Why I Vlog (and Why You Should, Too)

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Even though I put off video blogging for as long as I could a while, I knew that eventually I needed to sit down in front of the camera.

I put it off for the usual reasons – I was intimidated about putting my face out there, I didn’t know what to say, I wasn’t sure how to do it, I didn’t really want to put makeup on … okay, mostly that last one. But various people kept saying you have to do it. I knew they were right. Continue reading