The impact that Facebook has over the world today, can be gauged by the fact that President Obama himself chose to visit the social networking site’s headquarters recently. With more than 500 million regular users and counting, Facebook is one of the biggest platforms to share your views with a worldwide audience. What better way to promote your personal blog, than sharing its posts on Facebook. That way, all of your friends can read your latest blog posts, as and when they are published.
Two of the most powerful features of the Facebook website are the ‘Share’ button and the ‘Like’ button. Whatever you share, appears directly in the recent news feed of all your friends. Instantly your thoughts, links, videos or any kind of shared content can reach hundreds of people. When any one of them ‘Likes’ what you’ve shared, the post further appears in the news feed of his or her connected friends.
Thus the ‘Like’ button triggers an avalanche effect which multiplies the number of people who see and may read your post. That’s why, importing your blog into Facebook makes abundant sense and you should know how it’s done. Once you have imported the blog, you don’t need to individually share every post. The posts that you publish thereafter will automatically appear on Facebook as you publish them. In the following lines, I will guide you through the procedure of importing your blog posts to Facebook automatically.
How to Import your Blog Entries into Facebook?
The facility to import blogs into Facebook and automatically share posts has been made available through an application called ‘Notes’. In case you haven’t used it already, it’s an exclusive Facebook application that lets you share your thoughts and publish them in a plain note form. It’s a great application to share insights, thoughts and excerpts from texts which you like. This Note application has a built in function to share your blog post by importing them via an RSS feed link. Here’s how to go about it.
Type ‘Notes’ in the search box provided at the top of your Facebook home page. Go to the Notes application. On the left hand side, you will see a link called ‘Edit Settings’. Click on it and a new page will open with a box where you must enter the RSS feed link of your blog. Once you have copy-pasted that RSS link from your blog homepage, hit the ‘Import Blog’ button and your job is done. The RSS feed will automatically provide the link of any new posts you publish on your blog, which will then be visible on Facebook news feed as entries in the ‘Notes’ application. Your previous posts will also be made visible as notes.
If you still have any doubts regarding import of your blog into Facebook, refer to the help section of the social networking site, which has a detailed FAQ section regarding the same, that should take care of any doubts you might have. As mentioned before, it’s essential that you enter the RSS link of your blog in the Notes application settings to have your posts shared on Facebook. It saves you the hassle of having to post every one of your post links whenever you have blogged. The integration of blogs into Facebook and linking of Twitter account with the Facebook can make your life simpler. Connect your blog with Facebook and watch the number of your blog followers soaring.