Are you frustrated with Facebook? Yeah, me too. Are you tired of putting time and energy into posts and not seeing results or growing your fan base? I hear ya! A few weeks ago we shared a blog post about more changes that were coming to Facebook and we received a ton of feedback and frustrations that many of you have been dealing with.
We are often asked by authors what social media platform we recommend and what we have seen the most success with. Without question it is Twitter. But this answer seems to scare some authors because they feel too overwhelmed by Twitter or they are more comfortable using Facebook because it is familiar to them.
So I wanted to address some of those frustrations while giving you a guide and some practical steps to deal with these Facebook challenges, along with offering some additional options.
Does your computer screen make you brave? Kind of an odd question, yes, but think about it - does your persona or approach to people change once you sit behind your computer keyboard? Are you someone who says things like, "Buy my book!" on Twitter but you won't even mention that you have a book available when you meet someone in person?
It's something that everyone deals with and: authors, musicians, or the store down the street - we tend to disconnect the reality that there are real people on the other side of that Facebook post or Tweet. While our social media outlets are a fantastic way to dramatically increase our reach online, the way that we interact and approach people shouldn't be any different online than in person.
I know that this might come as a shock, but there are more changes coming to Facebook. (Note the sarcastic aire of that statement. ;)) Yep, it’s happening again - there are changes coming to Facebook’s algorithms specifically for Pages.
Chances are you’ve noticed that your posts are not reaching many of your fans on Facebook. On average, only 3%-6% of your fans actually see each of your posts. Yikes!! And that number might get even lower if you don’t pay attention to the following information.
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