Who wants to be Facebook buddies? :P

2 years ago | Chrysalis (Member)

There I was thinking I'd never do social media, but people talked me into it, sooo... now I have Facebook with 0 friends because none of my real life buddies use it. Yep, we're all old timers who grew up before social media was a thing.

I need a few friends on there, though! :( who wants to friend me? I'll like your FB page in return.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/oliviarisingauthor

Maybe we could do some cross promo or something.

Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/

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  1. Wildbow (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Not a facebook user, or I would. Sorry Chrys.

  2. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Aw. It's the thought that counts! <3

    I'm an idiot and can't figure out how to like people's pages, so I'm sending out friend requests instead!

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  3. Blaise Corvin (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I have facebook and Twitter. Anyone can add me. I will start regularly posting on both once I get a few more followers.

    Visit my site, http://www.blaise-corvin.com. I have punch and pie.
    I also have two stories: Delvers LLC and The Crimson Artifice. :)
  4. Emma (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I'll be your friend. I don't have many on mine either. https://www.facebook.com/emmamohrauthor/

  5. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Blaise, what's your Facebook?

    Emma, I can't figure out how to friend you. There's no friend button at the top? I'm such a nub. :(

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  6. Dary (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    You can't "friend" pages, only "like" them.

  7. Billy Higgins Peery (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Chrysalis, Facebook has two different types of accounts: one is just for regular users, and the other is called Facebook Pages. I think you have a FB page, which means people can like the page. Pages are if you want a public presence that anyone on FB can follow. Regular accounts are mainly used for keeping in touch with friends (or playing candy crush, lol).

    If you sign up as a person, people can friend you. Not sure, but I don't think it's possible to friend a page, or like a person.

    EDIT: DARY YOU BEAT ME BY TEN SECONDS. HOW DARE YOU BE SO BEAUTIFULLY PITHY???

    "Any number of hitlers, are still not my problem." -Tempest
  8. Emma (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Well, that was a my bad. Mine is just an author page so you can only like that. I didn't notice that until just now... I don't Facebook well.

  9. kaleidofish (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    You can only friend Facebook user profiles. All of the links in this thread so far have been to Facebook pages, which get likes, not friends. Making a page requires a user profile, so you just need to share the link to that profile if you'd like to make Facebook friends...we can't find that link through your page unless you write about it there.

    Here's a page that details the differences between profiles and pages:
    http://www.lamarketing.net/real-difference-between-facebook-business-personal-profile/

    Also, you can like other pages as a page:
    https://m.facebook.com/help/www/932938890092217?refid=69

    And you can take it a step further by featuring your page's likes on your page itself:
    https://m.facebook.com/help/www/224585677557798?refid=69
    ...which means you're doing some friendly advertising and supporting other serials just by liking them. :)

    EDIT: haha, in the time it took me to write this, there was a flood of posts. Oops...hope this helps anyway!

    Redwood Crossing, an interactive serial fiction: http://www.rwcrossing.com
  10. Dary (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Just be aware that those patented Farcebook algorithms will ensure that nobody* sees your page's posts unless you pay for the privilege.

    *technically it should be around 16% of your followers, with priority going to those who "engage" with you on a regular basis. I have, however, seen rates as low as 1%. Farcebook especially hates it when you post links to outside sites, and will do everything it can to bury them.

  11. J.E.Hixon (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    The trick with facebook is to like and share your page with your profile. Get friends to like and share. Facebook promotes pages if you pay. so therefore unless you push it out there, It is going to remain a in a dark cobweb filled corner of facebook.

    Author of The Unseen War

    Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the story.
  12. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    ...this stuff is complicated. Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'll do some research after writing time today.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  13. mathtans (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    *looks up from dark cobwebs* What?

    Here's the other thing to keep in mind - there are many types of business pages. I notice you've both (Chrysalis and Emma) set up an "Author" page. I actually set up a "Book" page for my Time & Tied story - that's an option under the 'Entertainment' page umbrella, instead of the 'Artist/Public Figure' one. (Mine's here: https://www.facebook.com/TimeAndTied/ ) I also set up a "Character" page for my Personified math. (Here: https://www.facebook.com/mathstans/ ) The possible down side of getting so specialized is I don't feel like I can update either with my current story, as it doesn't relate directly to either.

    I actually tried to make a writing page for all my stuff too, except I selected "Writer" instead of "Author", since I don't feel like I'll publish books... and then discovered that apparently the sub-options within that category weren't the same as what I was trying to do, and I couldn't seem to change it, so I kind of gave up in frustration. To everyone else, I recommend "Author" rather than "Writer", as I did. And if anyone knows how to fix or adapt my page, I'm listening. In the meantime, I throw updates onto the other two pages whenever it's relevant, stick to my personal Facebook profile, and use Twitter as my primary social media.

    Writing a Time Travel serial: http://mathtans.wordpress.com
    Writer of the personification of math serial: http://www.mathtans.ca
  14. Emma (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I had actually planned on setting up a page for my web serial, but wanted to focus more on writing. It's not like I really update my statuses and such all that often, so it could be put off for quite a while.

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