I usually don’t post blogging how-to tutorials because, well, I’m not very techy. I can do some basic things, like I set up the social media buttons on my sidebar so they actually go where they’re supposed to when you click on them, but otherwise, if there’s not an easy button, I can’t do it myself.
I decided to re-publicize my facebook fan page after getting my assessment from the social media gurus over at Eli Rose. (Seriously, they do a great job. The blog assessment was awesome and they answered all my questions. All of them. There were a lot. And really reasonably priced.)
I had made my fan page private because I wasn’t really using it, even though I love my personal facebook page. I opted to just use Twitter. Turns out, not everyone is on Twitter (I know, I was shocked) and some people prefer facebook. By not having a facebook page, I was potentially losing a way to interact with my readers. So it’s back.
I’ve always liked welcome pages on other people’s fan pages. The idea is when someone who doesn’t like your page already visits it, they will automatically see the welcome page first. It’s a place where you can kind of sell your blog and encourage people to like it. I wanted one, but I didn’t know how to set it up.
I googled and came up with some tutorials that were from before the new facebook and I didn’t understand them anyway. Couldn’t figure it out.
Then I stumbled upon Pagemodo. They have templates to build your very own free welcome page. Just click the template, upload pictures or logos where you want them, write in spaces for writing, click finished and it installs it into your facebook page for you. Super easy.
Here’s what mine looks like. I cut off the bottom part because I couldn’t figure out how to get a bigger screenshot (see, not techy).
The biggest challenge was making the title at the top. I had to do it myself. That’s as artsy as I can manage.
So now, when new people visit my fan page, they get a nice little welcome page and I get to pretend I have a clue about things like this.
Do you have a welcome page? Do you think it’s helpful? Have you liked my facebook page?
** Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post. All the opinions are mine.