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Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Blogger's Guide to Rocking Facebook in Under 5 Minutes

***This post may contain affiliate links. See my "Disclaimer" link for additional details.***

Most bloggers and business owners have a Facebook page for promoting posts.

If it takes you more than about five minutes per day to deal with the page or if you have to pay to promote your posts, you need to improve how you are using your Facebook page to save time and money!

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Your Facebook page can be managed effectively in less than five minutes a day by simply scheduling posts.


Step 1: Click "Publishing Tools."

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Step 2: Click "Scheduled Posts."

Step 3: Click "+Create."

That's all there is to it. Add your content and schedule your posts. You can even schedule an end date for temporary posts (like a flash sale on Amazon or your Etsy site).

TIP: Make scheduling Facebook posts one of your daily goals.


*Blog Posts 

TIP: To ensure maximum reach, schedule right after something with a lot of activity, like a shareable meme or an interactive question.

Always encourage people to share your blog posts.


Memes from your niche or really funny memes do best.

Consider making your own with your blog link on the photo. (Or just share mine!)

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Don't forget to ask people to share it!

*Interactive Questions

Questions should encourage posting immediately. 

For example, if you blog about planners, ask:

How many times have you touched your planner today? Write a number in the comments!

Don't forget to ask people to comment. 

Interaction matters for Facebook reach. Each time you ask, more fans take action than if you never asked.

*Affiliate Links

CAUTION: Only use these on public posts on Facebook Fan Pages (never in non-public groups or your personal page on Facebook) and with the caveat of including "aff link" as a disclosure.

Let your followers know if you think some item is a horrible idea. It works. People click on the link to see what you are discussing, buy other stuff, and you get paid.

For example, I might leave this link and comment:

"Why would anyone use these hanging folders in the multicolor/orange???

More clutter? Being forced to keep the colors and tabs in perfect order? More bulk in your files?

My OCD CANNOT handle it! I'll use plain ole file folders, thank you very much!

http://amzn.to/1Or57n9 #afflink"

Of course, if you find an item that you love or a lot of people ask what you used in a particular project, share that link.

*Links to Your Favorite Blogs

Your readers likely enjoy reading similar stuff to what you blog about. Go ahead and let them know about other great blogs.

Not only is this an excellent service to readers, but sometimes the other blogger will figure out that you are tagging them and reciprocate.

*Personal Stories

Did your kid tell the teacher that mommy is a witch before coffee?

Did your husband spontaneously do all the laundry in the house?

Is your teenager making you crazy by overusing "yes ma'am" with clear disrespect?

Interesting glimpses into your life work for some blogs. If it works for yours, share that sort of stuff on Facebook pages.

(Obviously, other than positive stories about patrons, someone running a library's Facebook page shouldn't share personal stories. The same is true for many other businesses, so consider your Facebook page's goals before using this tip.)


Make your goal 5 different Facebook page posts, scattered throughout the day. Not everyone will see every post, so don't worry about over-posting.


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Jed Jurchenko said...

Excellent ideas,

Thank you for sharing these. FB is something that I need to get better at learning how to use well. These tips make it seem doable. I like your suggestions of posting questions, as well as leaving your thoughts on ideas that you do and do not like. These steps are very practical and make me feel like I can do this:)

Lauren Schrage said...

Great feedback, I need to get working on my Facebook page!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

This information was very helpful! I know should pay better attention to my Facebook page but never really know what to do with it. This really helps.

April S said...

Fascinating! Thank you for teaching us, O wise one. I seriously had no idea you could schedule Facebook posts. I know. Such an amateur.

Deborah Will said...

Great ideas. I was not aware of the scheduler.

Reidland Family said...

I'm going to be studying this info closer over the next few days. I need to get better at this. BTW visiting from Mom's the Word. Blessings!

Amanda said...

This is incredibly helpful! Thank you for sharing!

Catherine @ Story Snug said...

I love the fact that I can schedule posts on my Facebook page, it's great to still be able to post when I'm away from my laptop / phone :)


J. Mackinnon said...

Just figuring out Facebook so this was a great post for me to read. I wasn't even aware it could do these things! Thank you SO much! :)

Leigh-SimpLeigh Organized said...

Who knew you only needed to take 5 minutes each day to stay on top of your Facebook page? This is so needed in my life right now! Thank you!

becky said...

Thank you for your insight and encouragement!

Rebecca Mclellan said...

Thanks for the tips. I need to focus more on my Face Book page this year and these ideas will help !!!! Blessings.

Leanne said...

I loved all these tips and the scheduling idea is definitely worth considering. thanks for sharing on our #OverTheMoon link up ~ Leanne :)

Angela Howard said...

Thank you for the creative ideas! Visiting from Turn it up Tuesday :)

Linda at Mixed Kreations said...

Thanks so much for sharing these great tips! I do schedule some from the FB scheduler, but I also use Buffer.

Lynn at Nourish and Nestle said...

Thanks for the brilliant suggestions. Still a relative newbie to social media and your tips are so doable and well explained.

THAnks and happy Tuesday.


Michelle said...

These are great ideas! I'm excited to get to work on my Facebook page. I found you at the You're Gonna Love It Party. Thanks :)

Echo A said...

Great tips! Staying on top of Facebook is good for any blogger! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

Johlene Orton said...

Some of these ideas are really good!! Thanks for sharing them! :-)

Leanne said...

just letting you know that this will be one of our featured posts on next week's OverTheMoon party. thanks for some great tips!

Heather Gonzales said...

These are REALLY great tips! Thank you so much. As a new blogger I'm still struggling how to figure everything out and find ways to actually draw traffic and interaction, so I'm definitely going to pin this post and work on applying your tips. *scurries off to schedule Facebook posts* When you get time, I'd love for you to come check out my corner of the blogosphere at http://fearfultofearlessblog.com

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

For some reason, my FB fan page has been getting a lot of interaction.. I am not complaining AT ALL, I am just curious as to how it's happening! LOL!

My thrift store addiction said...

Great tips--pinning!

Giftie Etcetera said...

I am just floored by how many of you had such nice comments! Thank you. Y'all made my day.

Lisa O'Driscoll said...

This is a great post and I got some really helpful tips! Thanks so much for linking it up at Share The Wealth Sunday...I've chosen this as one of my top five for the week and I'll be featuring it on my FB page as well as at the next blog hop!

Mary Hunnicutt said...

These are great tips! I just started my Blog FB page and struggle with what to post!

Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi said...

Thanks for the great tips! I understand facebook, and use it to manage other people's pages well, but have been slacking on my blog page! I need to post more content, more often. New goal!

Cristina Ozon said...

Great suggestions! Sadly my Facebook page is a bit wastelandy these days, I'm going to have to try some of these to spruce it up! Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!

Sisters Carol-Teresa-Kathy said...

Thank you for these great ideas. We need to do some work in the social media area for our blog and appreciate any ideas that work. Thanks again and have a great day!

Cathy Lawdanski said...

Thanks for the tip about 5 posts per day. I was worried about over-posting. I forgot that not everyone sees every post.

Pat said...

Another post out of the park! Great ideas...found this over at Awesome Life Friday!
Have a great week :-)

Love My Mess said...

I really need to take your advice and start scheduling my posts on FB - this is brilliant but such common sense, thanks for pointing all this out I needed it! Found you at Turn It Up Tuesday :)

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Congratulations! You'll be featured this week at My Flagstaff Home.


Chris Markley said...

Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

Kate Walton said...

Thanks so much for linking with us at 100 Happy Days! These were great tips I'm planning on using these starting NOW! You are most clicked!!!!! YAY!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I have to disagree with the 'people don't see every post so don't worry about five posts a day'. I have stopped following bloggers posting three times a day. Maybe I am strange, but I think you can overdo it.

Kathryn with Heaven is Smiling Above said...

Thank you for sharing this. I'm new to Facebook and didn't know they had a built in scheduler. I'll be checking it out! Liking you over there. :)