Facebook not so much.
One thing before we start:
I put this all in one post…but take it one step at a time.
Don’t be overwhelmed!
Once you are at “Create a Page” click on the box that says
Brand or Product.
Scroll down the menu almost to the bottom and select Website.
Put your blog name in the Brand or Product box.
Just follow the prompts from there.
that says Edit Page.
On the left are all sorts of links.
Click on each one and see what it has to offer.
This is where you will categorize your page, add your logo/picture, etc.
Here is a screen shot of what my Basic Information page looks like.
your blog to your Facebook page through NetworkedBlogs.
This is mine:
Don’t leave out the http or www. It won’t work unless you use the entire URL.
There is a verification process where you
are asked to install their widget on your side bar.
This worked fine for me and I didn’t have any problems.
If you have more than one blog on your Blogger account
you many have trouble getting verification.
They don’t update your feed often enough unless you are liked by thousands of people.
It could take hours, possibly a day for your page to update
after you have published a post.
In the world of Facebook, we are just peons.
NetworkedBlogs also has a “pull feed” feature.
So when you post on Blogger, you can immediately go to the
NetworkedBlogs app. on Facebook and pull your feed.
Let me know if you are interested in this and I can tell you how to do it.
with a couple of things. My blog logo for instance. I couldn’t get it to install correctly.
I’m not sure what she did but now it looks fine.
She also formatted my connect buttons.
I’m sorry but I’m clueless how she did it.
One thing I didn’t know was how to get those 5 little pictures
at the top of the wall. Here’s how…
There are share links at the top of your page under the title.
Click on the photo link and it will prompt you to add photos.
Add at least 5 so the boxes are all filled.
If you want to change them, just add more and they sort of move over.
My kids have referred to their wall pics for years and I never knew what they were talking about.
Now I do. :o)
Are your eyes crossing yet?
Hang in there…this is the last thing.
The Like Box for your side bar.
This just about drove me nuts.
HERE is the Facebook page on how to install the Like Box.
FYI: It’s called a Social Plug-In.
You will need your Facebook Page URL.
Just copy it from your browser window when you have
your Facebook page open.
This is a screen shot of the page just before you get the code.
After you paste your Facebook page URL into the box HIT ENTER.
Your actual like box will appear so you can see what it looks like.
I opted to not show the stream. To do that just unclick the box.
Click the Get Code box.
You want to use the XFBML.
Copy and past the code into the HTML gadget on your blog Design page.
If the box is too wide, go back into the gadget and adjust the width.
It says width=292.
I went down to 240. Just play with it until it fits into your side bar nicely.
Odds and Ends…
I’m sorry the screen shots are a little blurry.
I made them as big as I could.
Before I got my Facebook page I never paid much attention
to the Like boxes on blogger side bars.
Now when I visit a blog I make sure and click the Like button.
I love to get new likers. :o)
I think it makes sense to place your Like box right under
your GFC Followers box close to the top of your side bar.
Visitors to your blog won’t have to roam around trying to find them.
I get frustrated when I have to scroll up and down a blog looking for things.
A user-friendly blog means return visitors.
Here are some random suggestions:
I highly recommend using a clear font in the normal or large size.
Anything smaller is just too hard to see.
By a clear font I mean no script, no curly-ques, no fonts that look
like they are designed by a kid.
Please consider changing your blog background to white if it is a color.
Every blogger tip article I have ever read has suggested this.
Your font color should be in the dark range of any color family.
Opt for dark gold instead of yellow
dark blue instead of light blue.
Black is always good.
When I first started my blog and was trying to figure everything out,
I would print tutorials/directions so
I had a hard copy to refer to as I was working online.
The less hopping around between pages on your computer the better.
I hope I haven’t completely blown your mind.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in a comment.
MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL IS ENABLED IN YOUR BLOGGER PROFILE.
Go to the Edit Profile link on the left side of your Dashboard.
Click the box for Show my email address.
Then type your email address in the box in the Identity section.
Make sure to click SAVE PROFILE at the bottom.
You No Reply Commenters out there need to stand up and be named!
I wouldn’t want anyone to experience the frustration
I felt trying to get this all accomplished.
I hope I helped.
Thanks for stopping by…