How to build up your Facebook Fan Page is a major topic for businesses and ‘the like’ (pun) and even though my website is not a business, recently I’ve been focussing a bit more on social media to introduce more people to my blog.
In my research I’ve come across a lot of advice that seems logical and professional and I’ve tried bits and pieces of this and that but a lot of the effort has felt a tad artificial, a little contrived, as if it’s going against the grain of this website and what I’m trying to do with it.
What I haven’t seen in any of the articles on how to build your Facebook Fan Page is a technique that seems more genuine to me and makes a lot more sense – simply asking people to ‘like’ it.
The more I’ve thought about it the more logical it seems and I can’t believe this doesn’t happen more often. I assume that like me, most people who start a website with a Facebook Fan Page attached to it believe they have something to valuable and offer, so why the hesitation?
Come on man! Just fricken ask. You’re worth it!
So, here’s my experiment. I think it might change the very social structure of Facebook. No sneaky tinselly niceness, no give-away trickery, no commenting on arbitrary articles simply for the return ‘likes’. Here I am staring right into your eyeballs and asking you to 'like' The Reservoir Dad Facebook Page.
To make it as easy as possible I’ll provide you with a button so that you don’t even have to leave this page (you can also Tweet my Twitter Handle without much effort). Here it is -
And here’s a picture of me preparing Reservoir Mum for Date Night. Just to sweeten the deal.
Right. First, a big thanks for helping to build the page. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with you for the next one hundred years or so. Chatting, sharing articles, making each other laugh, grossing each other out and fighting occasionally. The stuff of life!
If you want me to join you back please ASK ME. Share your link below in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask and you will receive.
The last thing I’ll ask you to do is share the absolute crap out of this post. There are sharing buttons below and above. Tweet it, Facebook it, email it, print it out, do a letter drop, tattoo it on your ankle, embroid it in your underwear, pin it, lick it, flick it, or stick it wherever you think it will get the most attention.
Currently I am only 9303 ‘likes’ away from 10,000.
There are two things that will happen from this point on – either this post will validate its own title and make itself a brilliant advice-piece on using social media, or it will be an epic failure and make itself a brilliant advice-piece on using social media.
Either way I’ll keep doing what I’m doing! See you in cyberspace!
*A big thanks to Joe Schatz from Doogle Design and Kung Fu Technical Support for providing the social media buttons (and basically building this entire site from scratch.)