Using social media to find resources and share what you know
Well, I received a bit of a shock this evening when I put up the Facebook page for this blog. I immediately noticed the page where you upload your profile photo was completely different. I knew instantly that new Fan pages published are automatically generated using the new Facebook Timeline view. In case you are wondering, you start the process of creating your Fan page at the bottom of the webpage after you log on to Facebook:
After I selected the Fan page category, I saw the new upload photo screen:
This is where you would upload your logo. This is not the place to upload the landscape type photograph that takes up the space at the top of your Timeline. Next, you will be prompted to enter some information about the purpose of your Fan Page and pertinent websites:
You will be prompted next to “like” the page, notify friends, post to your wall. Liking your page makes the Fan page visible to the people you follow. So, I skip all that until I have seeded the page with helpful resources, added the cover photo, and made comments on the photos. It can be frustrating to “like” the page and find your friends liking the page before you have prepared photos and resources to share with them. Who wants to join a blank page?
If you scroll down underneath the “Admin Panel” you will find a tab that says “Add Cover Photo.” Click on it to upload the photo from your computer.
This is what the page looks like when you click “Hide” to see it without the Admin Panel:
With the “Admin Panel” open, click on the “Manage” tab, “Edit Page” then “Basic Settings” so that you can add information to the “About” and “Description” sections.”
Click on “View Page” and scroll to the beginning of the Timeline to add information (the story) about why you started your Fan Page:
After you have added a few blogs posts and liked a few similar pages, go ahead and “like” your page and share it with friends. You do not have to write all the blog posts yourself, invite your friends to share.