Tuesday, 23 June 2015

starting a facebook page for my blog

#midlifeblog cresting the hill

As the next step in my blogging journey, I thought I would start a facebook page for my blog. It seems like everyone else has one and I only have my personal page that is for my family and friends' updates.


I've had a few blogger friends visit my personal page and that's great, but I thought it might be a good idea to set up something that is more about me and my midlife thoughts. I've come across quotes on an occasional basis that I think pertain to celebrating life after 50 and there are links that I'd like to put up as well -  a separate page seemed to be the best way to go. My personal facebook friends are not particularly interested in my new fascination with blogging and they would wonder why I'm putting stuff up about midlife rather than all their "exciting" updates about what they had for breakfast or what their dog is doing!

I'm a bit of a fan of facebook and all the incredible women I have met through various facebook groups, so it seems like a good idea to be part of all of this by having a page of my own. So, my "cresting the hill" page is now up and running and if you're feeling generous I would love you to pop over to my new page HERE and hit the Like button. I promise not to bombard you with more than one update a day!

I don't have a subscribe feature on my blog, so if you want to be updated on what my latest blog post is, this might be a low key way of keeping in contact - and any comments etc are welcome too. I'll be giving it my best shot over the months ahead and maybe I'll even crack the big 500 likes one day and I'll feel that is was all been worthwhile. 

This blogging and social media gig is very challenging to my limited self esteem - putting myself out there is quite confronting but so rewarding at the same time! Thank you to all of my blogging buddies that I've met and continue to meet - you boost me no end and I really appreciate you taking the time to read my stuff and share your worlds with me xxx

36 comments:

  1. Good luck with it, Leanne. I've had a fan page all along. For reasons that others with more social media savvy will explain, it's important to keep this page if you want to work with brands or when applying to write for some online sites. Anyway, good luck and welcome to the club!

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    1. thanks Cathy - I didn't think it would be needed but I really don't want to bombard my fb friends with my blog so this is a good compromise :)

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  2. Jump on in: there's nothing silly about it.
    The very best silly is intentional silliness, which I am all about.

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    1. I like "intentional silly" Susan - it gives you a bit of leeway with what you choose to do :)

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  3. It's an easy way to connect with people on Facebook and keep your private life just that if you want. I have one as well. I stopped by and liked yours!

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    1. Thanks Rena - I'll have to make sure I've liked yours too :)

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  4. I "Like!" Best of luck!! (The Women of Midlife)

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  5. If it's silly, then we're all silly together! Liked your page!

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  6. Not silly at all and just followed your new Facebook page. Very happy to follow and good luck!! :)

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    1. Thanks Janine for the follow and the encouragement :)

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  7. It's good to keep both personal and blogging things seperate.
    I am also a newbie in blogging and have made a seperate page for my blog :-)

    https://www.facebook.com/rocketlooks?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ritu - I definitely agree that it's a good idea to keep them separate.

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  8. Already liked your wonderful new page, Leanne. :) I have a fan page for Blogitudes for all the same reasons you listed. I think it works best that way for most bloggers and I wish you great success with yours. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful posts. :)

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    1. thanks Marcia - I've liked your page too :)

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  9. Great page! I love my blog page. It does help to keep some things separate!

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    1. Thanks Terri - I've liked your fan page too :)

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  10. Not silly at all, it is almost a necessity!

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    1. I'm starting to think that way too - I was just a bit slow on the uptake!

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  11. I love my facebook page and actually started that before my blog. It does take work to make it worthwhile but when people start commenting and liking you really start to build relationships. Thanks for sharing at #WednesdaysWisdom and I'm already a fan of your page.

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    1. Hi Sue - I've liked your page too and it is a really good way to engage with people and to keep it separate from all the family stuff on my other page.

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  12. I also just started a facebook page and feel the same way as you. Good luck with it!

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    1. thanks so much - I'm hoping it will go well :)

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  13. Leanne, that's great that you are starting a Facebook page! They are a great way of building your audience! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Daniela - I'm really enjoying the blog challenge too!

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  14. I don't think you're being silly at all! I starting blogging a few years ago when I owned a baked goods company and when I transitioned earlier this year to working with my husband I decided to reinvent my blog and make it more "real". My definition though of real is probably different than most bloggers, but I enjoy the process of writing and sharing my "keeping it real" approach to life. It's a lot of work to do all of the social media, linky parties, etc but only you can decide what makes the most sense for you. Good luck and thanks for sharing via Blogging On Your Own Terms #ShareFest .

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Beth - I'll have to pop over to your blog and check it out - I like people who seek to keep it real!

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  15. I'm coming up for two years and I had the same feelings when I started. Good luck. Following you

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  16. I love that I can separate my personal page from my blog page on Facebook. I think you'll find you like it too. Thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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    1. That's exactly my sentiments Sandy - thanks for hosting the linky - I've loved being part of it.

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  17. After a busy week, I am spending this morning getting caught up with blogs I love. Just found this post - and gave your Facebook page a like! Looking forward to your posts showing up in my feed :)

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    1. So glad you stopped by and read all my ramblings Susan and now we can share the facebook love too :)

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