Many of you already have a Facebook page. If you don’t, you’ll need to have a Facebook account for this course.
Signing Up For Facebook Is Easy
- Go to www.facebook.com.
- Sign up with an email and a password.
It’s That Simple
Now you’ll need to set up your Facebook profile. As part of this course, you’ll be required to choose a niche to blog about. A niche is simply an area of interest or expertise. Here are some examples of other blogs. Note they each have a specific topic or niche.
- Michael Hyatt: Your Virtual Mentor
- Zen Habits: Minimalism/Simple Living
- Jeff Goins: Writing/Blogging
- Hip Diggs: Simple Living
- StereoGum: Music
- Dan Erickson: Creativity
- SportsBlog: Sports
- Kimanzi Constable: Success
- Becoming Minimalist: Minimalism
As you set up your Facebook profile, you should be considering your blog’s niche.
Let’s Create Our Facebook Profile
- Click on your “about” section on Facebook. You should see a list of categories on the left hand side of the screen.
- Overview: This is general overview of you.
- Work and Education: In this section, you need to include schools attended and places you’ve worked. There is also a section for professional skills, include at least two.
- Places You’ve Lived: Include different locations you’ve lived.
- Contact and Basic Info: As a blogger, you want people to be able to reach you and have access to your blog. You can choose whether you want to include your phone number and address, but you must include an email address, a link to your WordPress blog, and a link to your Twitter account.
- Family and Relationships: Add a few family members here.
- Details About You: This is where you’ll include a short biography. Make sure to include a sentence or two about your blog niche and a link to your blog.
- Life Events: Add a life event or two if you’d like.
Match Your Social Media Profile With Your Blog
You’ll need to add a photo to your Facebook profile. Be sure that you choose a headshot. If you’ve had a professional photo shoot, that’s your best bet. If not, have someone take a good headshot. Be sure to look friendly and smile. You’ll be using the same photo for Facebook, Twitter, and your WordPress blog. Consistency is important.