A Writer's Guide to: Facebook

Last week we kicked off the writer's guide series with Tumblr. Hopefully I wasn't the only one to learn a thing or two. This week I decided to head back into more known territory and take a closer look at Facebook. Many of us use this social media site to connect with distant family members, friends from high school and (in my case) the local mommies group. But Facebook can also be a great place to connect with readers and reach a new audience.

Here's the best of the web when it comes to maximizing Facebook as a writer.


1. duolit
The ladies at duolit have some great ideas for optimizing your Facebook fan page and encouraging others to "like" you.


2. Writer's Relief  Part 1 and Part 2
If you aren't familiar with the idea of a fan page, here's a great guide to the different between a fan page and profile and why you need both. Part 2 is a post on how to convert your current friends into fans.

3. The Creative Penn
An interview with media strategist Amy Porterfield on creating engagement on facebook and optimizing your page as a writer.

4.All Facebook
 This site isn't writer specific, but does share some great tips on avoiding the number one sin of facebook marketing: being boring.

5. Copy Blogger
This page has links to articles that answer specific questions covering a little bit of everything when it comes to Facebook. It would take a whole day to read them all, but probably a good idea to check them out before setting up your page.

And now it's your turn. Do you have a facebook fan page? Share your link with any tips or tricks on maximizing marketing efforts or gaining fans.