How To Get 10,000 Facebook Likes For Your Fan Page

  • Thursday, 25 October 2012
  • Posted in Blogging - Reservoir Dad
  • How To Get 10,000 Facebook Likes For Your Fan Page


    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 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!

    Comments (18)

    • Faith


      25 October 2012 at 20:53 |
      Dude you are piss funny! My blog is called Maxwell and Me, it's about my son who had a stroke at 10 weeks of age. Nowadays it's more about me trying to stay sane whilst a toddler smashes my face with a slobbered toy monkey.
      • Reservoir Dad

        Reservoir Dad

        26 October 2012 at 14:34 |
        Done Faith!
    • Mel @ Adventures of a Subversive Reader

      Mel @ Adventures of a Subversive Reader

      26 October 2012 at 06:51 |
      Hi :) I'm taking your challenge - I'm at, and my Facebook page is - It really could do with all the likers it can get!
    • ReservoirDad


      26 October 2012 at 10:12 |
      G'day Mel! I'm on my way. Wait there.
    • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

      Kirsty @ My Home Truths

      28 October 2012 at 16:06 |
      You know, just straight out asking for likes probably is the best way to go in social media - in the end, it can't hurt, can it? I will watch the result of your experiment with interest and will share your post in the interests of science, of course! BTW my blog is and my fb page is
      • RD


        28 October 2012 at 17:18 |
        That's how I was looking at it Kirsty. I like that I'm a scientist now. Will tell Mum. And like you back!
    • Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

      Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

      28 October 2012 at 17:00 |
      Heh, every time I ask I LOSE likers. I should just keep my whore mouth shut and post pictures of me half naked in the kitchen like you, yes?
      • RD


        28 October 2012 at 17:18 |
        Take your clothes off. It's first rule in engaging people on a social level. We should team up and make a calender.
    • Jess


      28 October 2012 at 20:48 |
      So much wisdom in this. I'm rebranding this week and starting a new page and I was worried about losing new likers. Maybe I'll just ask instead.
      You can like my new page if you want
      • RD


        28 October 2012 at 21:20 |
        Thanks Jess. Of course I'll like your page. Just asking often works. Still, there's a long way to go to 10,000. hehe
    • Skye


      29 October 2012 at 14:56 |
      Love your honesty and its great to see a Dad's side of things. I figure it can't hurt to ask for likes. So please like my page Affordable Fa$hion.
      • RD


        29 October 2012 at 20:49 |
        G'day Skye. Thanks man. We're getting all Likey. Over to you page now.
    • Amy


      29 October 2012 at 14:56 |

      Im happy to like,ask,share! win win
      • RD


        29 October 2012 at 15:03 |
        Thanks Crazy Mumma! That's the way I see it as well. Liking your page back immediately.
    • Lucy Arnold

      Lucy Arnold

      29 October 2012 at 15:06 |
      Hey Res Dad!! Great article. I've shared it about. Your writing is a great read. Check out my blog

      I'm working on my FB page at the moment, soon to be released. I'll let you know when it's out and ready for your liking.

      Cheers for your honesty!
      • RD


        29 October 2012 at 20:42 |
        Thanks for sharing it Lucy. Will have a look, and let me know when your Facebook page is up. I'll get straight on to it.
    • Bree


      09 November 2012 at 21:49 |
      Hi RD,

      I won't be posting half naked pics but I do like your style :)

    • Rebecca


      05 March 2014 at 20:24 |
      Hi RD,
      What a novel and rather straightforward approach. I love how you bring humor to parenting. I'm all about supporting parents who are feeling overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice out there and helping them to do what feels right to them in their heart instead. Your humorous approach is an awesome demonstration of that! My fb page is come on over and like it, and check it out! Thanks. :-)

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