Not the fastest to take up Facebook, I finally folded when several overseas friends badgered me relentlessly.
Once I did though, I never regretted being able to trade banter, snippets of news and – my favourite – photos, with folk I hadn’t seen in aeons.
Best of all, I got to find, and be found by, friends I’d lost touch with decades ago.
The World Shrunk With Facebook
The world and time suddenly shrunk.
In an awesome way.
At any time of my choosing, I could reach out, connect, reconnect. Spend an hour or a minute touching base with friends, old and new.
And those friends hand-held me through my tentative steps into social media. They gave me great advice and tips. The do’s and don’ts of social media etiquette, security and other useful stuff.
Pretty soon, I’d lost my reticence and was Facebooking like a fiend.
And having a ball with it.
Once you’re confident with something, that’s when you really start to enjoy it, right?
Facebook & Your Business
6 years ago (March 2011) we started our Dragon Sisters Facebook page.
In the first place, we did it because we thought we should have a business presence on the platform.
But it quickly became evident that Facebook for business had enormous potential for Dragon Sisters, and for our connections and clients.
Our reach became exponential
It was a pebble in the pond ripple effect, bringing in other opportunities both on and offline. In other groups. We set up our own closed-member groups for different aspects of our business. We joined and supported others’ public and closed user groups.
We cross-fertilized and fostered relationships on other social media platforms. Used new Facebook offerings and features to get the best results for our business, like Facebook Live.
And it’s all become bigger than Ben Hur.
If you’re too young to know that movie, it’s about a Roman chariot race. Which is a good simile, since Facebook (and other social media platforms) can sometimes feel like a runaway chariot, careening out of control, with you wondering how soon the wheels are going to fly off.
A lot of the questions we get for Michelle’s weekly Q&A Smarketing Spot still revolve around how to handle your business presence on Facebook. How to stay in control. How to create and maximise the opportunities this medium offers.
How to do all that and not be an In Your Face Facebook Freak?
So, I’m re-sharing Michelle’s blog from March last year.
Which includes one of our free tip sheets- 6 Steps to Strategic Social Media Posting that will save you heaps of time.
Are we Facebook aficionado know-it-alls?
Truth is, the platform morphs and moves too fast for anyone to stake that claim.
But we know what’s worked for us. And it can work for you too ?.
Fly like a dragon!