Is Facebook a must? - Sammy Makes Six

Is Facebook a must?

Being pretty new to the whole blogging world I am not really sure how necessary it is to have a really huge following on Facebook. I originally opened a page a few weeks ago to make it easier to join giveaways (win more Brugo Mugs!) but had not and still don't really know how to use it to our blogs advantage. As it is, it's driving me crazy!! It took me a whole 2 weeks to figure out how to make a fan page and to make the badge. So I've finally got the badge up on both blogs but now I need friends and besides stalking the whole world I don't know how to accomplish this.

At first I thought I wouldn't really stress about it, make the pages and let them be and maybe slowly they would begin to grow... well slowly was right. Three weeks later our fan page has 14 likes and my main page had 30 friends. So today I set aside an hour of my time to work on FB, and I did something I normally don't like to do. I requested friendships from quite a few people. Slowly the approvals have been tricking in and now we have 45 friends....lol.

We have a lot of reviews and giveaways coming in the next weeks, and of course we want to promote these as much as possible for our sponsors. So does that mean that I need to allot more of my time to increasing our pages or can I just forget it ever existed? Twitter was so EASY!!! All I did was make a page and joined some twitter hops to get it going and since then it's pretty much taken care of itself.... what am I doing wrong with FB?


8 comments

AngelEden said...

I resisted getting a facebook page for a long time, but since I set one up I've actually found it very useful, so I think they are worth the time

I found you through Wobble Over Wednesday and now following, I hope you can pop by my blog too www.angeleden.blogspot.com

Abi :)

Krystal said...

I have a facebook page for my blog, but I pretty much haven't used it yet. I can't really find the advantage to keeping up with one.

I am Following from Wobble Over Wednesday

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Julie said...

I have a Facebook page for my blog too but I don't use it much yet either. I do plan to start though.

I'm following from Wobble Over Wednesday, hope you stop by and visit me. :)

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Jen@born2impress said...

Hi there .
I am your newest FFF friend!
Please stop by and say HI:)

This Mom said...

I signed up for Facebook solely because I wanted to contact someone through it. I plan to delete my account as soon as I get around to it.

I fully believe that it can help support and grow a blog, but I have a full-time job with blogging on the side, and I have to prioritize. I am on Twitter (although my stats don't show that it's bringing me a lot of traffic).

Kate @ This Mom Loves

Jodi Whisenhunt said...

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Every Mom Has Her Day said...

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Heather said...

Not sure if someone posted this or not, but you can go on bloggy moms or the mom bloggers club and join the Facebook follow groups.


Also make it a requirement on your blog for giveaways that they have to fan your fanpage...that always does the trick.

Good luck. I'll go fan you now if you fan me!


Thanks!!

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