People see the words “fan page” and instantly think you have delusions of grandeur when you create one; unless you’re a superstar, that is. In my case, there are some very simple reasons behind doing so.
The new Facebook privacy settings are a total pain in the arse but surprisingly they are actually better than they ever were, just a damn sight more complicated. The good thing is that you can lock things down and only let people see what you want them to see. You can organise people into lists and exclude them from certain content and it all works pretty well (I think). Rather than exclude my extended network from things and have to add people to lists every time I get a new friend request, I’ve decided to only have my “inner circle” as Facebook friends. My extended network doesn’t need or even want to know what I’m saying to my Mum.
I create a lot of content that my extended network are interested in (because that’s more than likely how they came to be in my extended network in the first place) but my friends and family are probably not. In fact, they probably get pretty peeved with me flooding them out all the time. I can publish content to a Facebook fan page and only those who want to see it will see it.
A fan page allows you to grow a larger extended network. Anyone can join in and get social. It’s a good way to increase your reach and influence without compromising your personal life.
Pages allow you to share with more people and allow more people to share with you. Whether that be photos, links, or whatever content. Sharing is good!
The House Vs. The Pub
Your Facebook profile is like an online version of your house. Your friends and family may come and go as they please but you don’t just want to let anyone in. They may pee on the carpet and that’s never a good thing! Your Facebook page is more like your local pub. You can go and chat to anyone you like and meet new people if you wish to do so. Anyone can come in, anyone can leave. Anyone can choose to interact with anyone else or not. Entirely up to them.
The Spammy Bit :p
Now I’ve given you the whys and wherefores, please allow me to spam you with a link to my Facebook fan page:https://www.facebook.com/leestaceywrites/
You don’t have to join if you don’t want to but I do like to be social and if you do too, it probably wouldn’t hurt. 🙂