So there I was on Leap Year Night moseying around on Facebook minding everyone else’s, leaving a like here and
constructive hastily added comment there, when I clicked over to my Styling You page.
And found this little message from Mark Zuckerberg (I like to think he still types all the important stuff):
So there are certain words have been known to trigger certain reactions in me. NEW is one such word. SALE is another.
Mark used NEW twice. He had me. I pressed that Preview button, didn’t wait for the tour and then pressed Publish. Did I also mention that I’m an early adopter? Well, yes. I am. I need to be doing stuff first.
The whole this-doesn’t-take-effect-until-March-30 thing was lost on me. I wanted a new look and I wanted it now.
So I got what I wanted.
Day 1 with my new look … my new Facebook frock, if you like … was not a happy one. Things I were posting weren’t sticking to the wall. People were seeing them in their news feeds but I couldn’t see them on my wall. WAH.
Day 2 has been better.
Posts are sticking and I’m actually in love with the notification panel that tells you who’s been commenting and liking, who your new likers are … stuff I need to know and previously would have had to switch to “use Facebook as my page” to see.
What I also like is something that a lot of people DON’T like. You can no longer have a welcome or landing page on your Facebook wall. And quite frankly, HUZZAH! What makes me hang around someone’s Facebook page is the interaction that page has got going on. Is there a community there? Are there people talking to each other? Is it a two-way street? Yep, that’s what I like.
I also like the cover photo option. I like that I can change that as often as I like. To highlight something that I’ve been up to with one big photo. I know we’ll start to see some photo/graphic combos creep in (although there are strict guidelines around what you can include – it can’t be an ad, people!) but I’d like to think that page owners could get super creative with this space and make it a talking point for their page.
And Facebook page spammers watch out (I’ve been getting a few lately – bloody annoying and down right rude – be gone with you). You can alter your settings to have people have to ask for approval before posting on your wall. I haven’t done that yet but by jolly if the spamming continues I will. (Rant over … as you were)
Oh, and your likers can “message” your page. Just like an off-the-wall private message between friends.
The apps or tabs that used to run under your profile photo on the left hand side are now near the top of your page. You can choose which ones you want to be visible. I’ve found two this week you might like for your page.
Instagram Feed is, as you would expect, a feed of your latest Instagram photos. Pinvolve allows you – or someone on your page – to “pin” photos on your page to Pinterest. It’s a bit clunky at the moment and doesn’t necessarily bring up your most recent photo posts but I’m going to track how it goes as the concept is a good one.
In the meantime, due to the wonder that is the timeline now on my page, I thought I’d share the evolution of my style (and hair) since I started Styling You.
Do you use Facebook to market your blog or business? What do you think about changes? Have you swapped over yet? Has your hair changed much in 3.5 years?
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