Facebook -- How to use it?

9 years ago | eikasia (Member)

So I did a search of the forums, and it seems there are some of us here who use Facebook to make pages or groups. I've been thinking about trying it out as a means of networking and promotion, but I'm a little stumped here.

What would you folks recommend? Posting a page under your pseudonym? Making a fan group for your story? Which is better: a page or a group? How has it worked for you?

In my case, I'm particularly bothered as to WHAT to make.

I'm part of a creative circle that shares a domain. They wouldn't mind if I made my own page/group, but they may also think it a good idea to make something for the creative circle as a whole. Would it be redundant to make my own page/group then? I plan on starting atleast two more online series. Do I do them individually? Would I earn less traffic if I tried making something under my pseudonym?

Halp!

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  1. Dary (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    I've used a page myself. Much easier to update and more options than groups. Make a page for the serial, rather than yourself.

  2. eikasia (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Thanks for the tip! That seems to be the way to go.

  3. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Just out of curiosity, who else out there has made a facebook page?

    I wouldn't mind adding your guys page's to my page's favourites (if that makes any sense!).

    My page is here.

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  4. eikasia (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Got ya in my faves!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Eikasia-A-Free-Fantasy-Serial/131333536739

    I'm open to adding others to my favorites as well.

  5. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 9 years ago

    @eikasia Right back at ya!

    Also open to adding others. :)

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  6. Xarro (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    I've made a Fan Page too, for my serial. But I'd have a question:

    How do you add "Favourite Pages"? I'm search the page to find that out but it eludes me... Oo

    (Scratch that! I've just found out how to do it and added you. ;))

    Madilon — An anticlerical gay-themed sci-fi web series
    Hunting Jamie — A series about a vampire struggling to survive
  7. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 9 years ago

    A little searching & I found you.

    Everyone else - xarro's facebook page is here.

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  8. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    I confess to not having a clue when it comes to facebook.

    How DO you set up a page for a story?

  9. eikasia (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    @Xarro Added you! :D

    @Miladysa Facebook does take a bit of getting used to, but it isn't terribly complicated. You go here and put in your information. I don't believe you need a personal profile to make a fan page, though I went ahead and did one anyway. If you're unfamiliar with facebook, it might be helpful, because the site will try to guide you through some of the common features. Be careful what you put as your fan page's name, because you can't change it.

    The sticky part (for me atleast) was trying to add applications to the page. Alot of apps out there don't work for fan pages.

  10. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    @eikasia Thanks :)

    I stumbled at the first huddle though - what category are you all listed under?

  11. eikasia (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Umm...I THINK I'm under "website" on the second drop-down menu. I tried looking it up, but I don't think that information is visible. It seems entirely for the purpose of indexing.

  12. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Thanks eikasia - I'll have another go later :)

  13. Xarro (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    IIRC I'm listed under "website" too: there was no other relevant category. There is a "writer" category, but the page is dedicated to the writing, not to me. I'm not after fans of me. :D

    Madilon — An anticlerical gay-themed sci-fi web series
    Hunting Jamie — A series about a vampire struggling to survive
  14. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 9 years ago

    I have mine listed under website as well!

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.

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