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Facebook for Squidoo Lensmasters

I’m starting off my series with a look at the biggest social network on the web, Facebook. The site’s just celebrated it’s 10th birthday and is more popular than ever – a recent survey by Pew Research found that  71% of online adults had a profile! Facebook’s enormous user base and global reach make it a valuable resource for lensmasters, no matter what your goals are.

Creating an online persona should be done with some thought. If you’re already using the same name on Squidoo as elsewhere around the web, it’s probably best to keep things consistent. If, like me, you’re using your real name on Squidoo, use the same name on Facebook.

Remember that if you have a relatively unique name, your Facebook page will most likely be in the first 5 Google results. If you have a more common name, you might be harder to find. You may want to use the same photo on both sites to make yourself easier to find.

Before you start networking and sharing, try subscribing to an interest list by typing a topic into the search bar at the top of the page. I suggest subjects you enjoy making lenses about, the people or ideas that inspire you or anything that gets you excited about creating. If you don’t see a list that suits you, make your own! Just type your interest and press the “create” button.

When you share a lens on Facebook, think about your audience – is what you’ve written about relevant to the lives of the people on your friends list? This goes for groups too. Facebook works hard to keep the feed interesting and relevant to its users  - use this to your advantage and post your lenses and updates about Squidoo only when you have something compelling to say.

Organize your friends into lists that reflect how interested they are in your lenses. If your close friends and family are on Squidoo too, that’s great! If they’re not, ask yourself if you think they would enjoy reading the lenses you’re thinking about sharing. If the content is relevant, go ahead and share. Not too often – wait until you have something big to share.

Avoid “over-sharing” – if you’re posting just for the sake of posting, you run the risk of having your posts hidden by other users. For every lens of your own you share, try to make at least 3 valuable contributions to your friends or the group you’re participating in. Contributions can be thoughtful comments, an answer to a question or just a friendly hello.

When you’re comfortable with exploring interest lists and sharing your content with the folks who will enjoy it, considering joining some of Facebook’s many groups. Check out the groups related to your hobbies and interests, especially if you have lenses on those topics. There are many Facebook groups set up by other Squidoo users – these are great places to get in touch with other lensmasters, discover new friends and share ideas and advice. Participate in the groups you join whenever you can and always be yourself. Just like Squidoo, Facebook groups ask that you be considerate of others so be sure that you follow the rules about posting your own lenses set up by each group. Drop knowledge, not links!

I hope I’ve given you some ideas about how to use Facebook to improve your experience on Squidoo. Remember to be kind and respectful wherever you go online. Protect your reputation by sharing your lenses instead of spamming them and protect your sanity – don’t feed the trolls!

If you haven’t already, come check out the official HQ page on Facebook – “like” the page and you can subscribe to get our posts in your feed!

How do you use Facebook to enhance your Squidoo experience? I’d love to hear your stories.

 
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  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    I joined FB to keep up with family members’ pics and doings, so didn’t expect to use it in conjunction with Squidoo, but I’ve found several Squidoo-related groups whose feeds and people are fun. I especially like Squidoo Positivity. As for sharing my lenses with my family and my very few (relatively speaking) FB friends, I share a lens I think they might enjoy perhaps once or twice a week, and not always my own.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    I joined FB to keep up with family members’ pics and doings, so didn’t expect to use it in conjunction with Squidoo, but I’ve found several Squidoo-related groups whose feeds and people are fun. I especially like Squidoo Positivity. As for sharing my lenses with my family and my very few (relatively speaking) FB friends, I share a lens I think they might enjoy perhaps once or twice a week, and not always my own.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    I joined FB to keep up with family members’ pics and doings, so didn’t expect to use it in conjunction with Squidoo, but I’ve found several Squidoo-related groups whose feeds and people are fun. I especially like Squidoo Positivity. As for sharing my lenses with my family and my very few (relatively speaking) FB friends, I share a lens I think they might enjoy perhaps once or twice a week, and not always my own.

    • http://tommaybrier.com/ Tom Maybrier

      That’s a great idea! I didn’t touch on it directly in the post but sharing other lensmaster’s pages is definitely a great way to contribute to a sense of community.

    • http://tommaybrier.com/ Tom Maybrier

      That’s a great idea! I didn’t touch on it directly in the post but sharing other lensmaster’s pages is definitely a great way to contribute to a sense of community.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tonyleather tonyleather

    I only ever really make use of facebook for writing related reasons, to help maintain the highest possible profile as a wrier.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tonyleather tonyleather

    I only ever really make use of facebook for writing related reasons, to help maintain the highest possible profile as a wrier.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MartinTim MartinTim

    Social media nowadays has spread across sites. And, no doubt facebook since 2004, has become a brand choice. Many employers seek a good social network in their potential employee to gain an advantage of growth.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MartinTim MartinTim

    Social media nowadays has spread across sites. And, no doubt facebook since 2004, has become a brand choice. Many employers seek a good social network in their potential employee to gain an advantage of growth.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vallain vallain

    I belong to some special interest groups (Civil War, vintage photos and genealogy). When I share a lens specific to that interest group, I get quite a good response. Some of these groups have thousands of participants and they flock to see new material.
    I make sure to comment on things shared by others in the group so it isn’t all me, me, me.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vallain vallain

    I belong to some special interest groups (Civil War, vintage photos and genealogy). When I share a lens specific to that interest group, I get quite a good response. Some of these groups have thousands of participants and they flock to see new material.
    I make sure to comment on things shared by others in the group so it isn’t all me, me, me.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Great suggestions thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Great suggestions thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    I plan to search for some new interest groups. Thanks for the tip. It wasn’t until I joined some Facebook groups related to Squidoo that I finally felt a little more enthusiastic about Facebook. I’ve been a reluctant user in the past.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mountainmistjewelry mountainmistjewelry

    Have a profile for family and friends and have a page for my Etsy shop. Thinking of setting up a second page just for Squidoo promotion.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaveStone13 DaveStone13

    I’ve had a fan page where I share my own work and contributions I like by others and have for a while. I also do a straightforward, plain old identity for friends and family. These keep different, but sometimes interlocking conversations going. In addition, I’m one of for Admins for the group, Squidoo Positivity, founded by lensmaster NancyCarol as a way to promote and mutually aid a dynamic group that wants to promote positive contributions to the platform, independent of what seems a highly overworked HQ. This gives me a chance to see what others are doing and to encourage growth and more insight wherever we can.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/melaniekaren melaniekaren

    I created a facebook profile to learn of new and connect with the music genres and communities that I like. I use is more like the old myspace where we all posted and shared awesome songs. It’s great ’cause I get to connect with people from all different countries. Now, that I’m using my personal profile to post other things, such as my Squidoo lenses, I do have to be careful and think about my audience. Half of my facebook friends will not think I’m nuts. ahahaha So, I’ve created a Facebook page for my niche where I feature Squidoo. I would like to add that sharing my Squidoo lenses sparingly on my personal facebook page has worked. Several people have clicked over and read some of my articles. I think you are dead on correct when you say to share occassionally versus all the time.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SgtCecil SgtCecil

    Thx for the info!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kiwinana71 kiwinana71

    I just checked out the FaceBook HQ page on Squidoo, it was show casing this lens,( I am a member of this group). I liked it, then read the comment below, it was downgrading Squidoo, I instantly unchecked my like, I don’t want to add a comment to what I consider spam. Sorry just had to mention this it makes me so sad, when most of Squidoo followers are doing our best to get it rising in google, instead of posting comments like that.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/alternative-therapies alternative-therapies

    I joined facebook about 7 years ago, helps to stay in touch with family and friends in distant places.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/VikMenna VikMenna

    I joined Facebook because all of my friends were on it and I wanted to be in the “in-group”. Shortly afterwards, I found that Twitter is a lot less complicated and more to the point so I switched. Facebook is a thing of the past. On Twitter, you can share posts with thousands of followers. It is much better to get recognition as a writer.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/VikMenna VikMenna

    I joined Facebook because all of my friends were on it and I wanted to be in the “in-group”. Shortly afterwards, I found that Twitter is a lot less complicated and more to the point so I switched. Facebook is a thing of the past. On Twitter, you can share posts with thousands of followers. It is much better to get recognition as a writer.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/akocdada008 akocdada008

    im using facebook to communicate with my family, friends and classmates. i havnt been using facebook for my squidoo. i only post it to share or give information on my friends related to my lens.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/akocdada008 akocdada008

    Using facebook helps me to communicate with my family and friends, i didnt use facebook for squidoo purposes, i only share my lenses once because to give information and helpful tips and i hope they enjoyed it

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/patgoltz patgoltz

    Sadly, I have found Facebook to be a toxic place for me personally, because of how easy it is to shun someone else. That’s why I have kept it as separate as possible from my Squidoo activities.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Mavric08 Mavric08

    Good suggestions…thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/johnthree36 johnthree36

    I don’t use facebook right now…it can mess up marriages if you are not careful.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LoreleiCohen LoreleiCohen

    I am guilty of over sharing a bit but I don’t worry too much about it. I am a member of a number of business and health support groups and I share largely on my personal account. In the groups I will only post relevant topics so if folks are offended by my posting on my personal account I really do not mind being unfriended. We will still have contact within the individual group where we share common interests.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LSJ-88 LSJ-88

    I’ve been a member of FB since the beginning (back when it was just for college kids!) so I never really put much thought into using facebook to promote my squidoo articles… but I guess I should.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LSJ-88 LSJ-88

    I’ve been a member of FB since the beginning (back when it was just for college kids!) so I never really put much thought into using facebook to promote my squidoo articles… but I guess I should.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephenJParkin StephenJParkin

    I have to admit that although I have a Facebook account I rarely use it as most of my friends on there are gamers and I have not really used it to join the interest groups etc, yet. Although my old school friends are now all starting to get active at age 60+!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/discountcopiercenter discountcopiercenter

    No, I have not joined the Facebook till date. So it will take some time to disclose the stories about it. This means that I cannot show off my Squidoo activities on Facebook.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MissNikkiSays MissNikkiSays

    Interesting article!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheCureForYouthMinistry TheCureForYouthMinistry

    I post relevant pages to my tribe.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheCureForYouthMinistry TheCureForYouthMinistry

    I post relevant pages to my tribe.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Steve_Kaye Steve_Kaye

    This is a good reminder that I need to organize my social media accounts. They’ve languished because I rate other activities as having a higher priority.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rlmodranski rlmodranski

    I have my personal facebook timeline that I keep pretty private. However, I have a fan page that I use to promote my music, books and Squidoo pages. It’s linked to my twitter page so everything I post on one automatically shows up on the other. If I share something on that page that I think my “friends” will enjoy, I “share” the post. It’s worked pretty well for me!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/wleon63 wleon63

    Great information here.I have had a Facebook account for quite some time I tend to use it for all my writing assignments.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/farhadur-reza-98 farhadur-reza-98

    Informational and pretty helpful post.I have a fb account and a squidoo lens as well.posts like these are really helping me to make my facebook account and squidoo lens useful.Thanks a lot.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/fa1951 fa1951

    What ever of Squidoo suggest well be great to all members, we love our site

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    the point about making sure not to over share is wise – really thinking about whether it’s something followers could enjoy or benefit from helps – my family has a private forum as well, so we’re able to keep up-to-date with each other. Groups are so helpful, especially Squidoo Positivity; people share helpful tips and ideas and it’s an encouraging environment as well

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Gloriousconfusion Gloriousconfusion

    Very helpful article – I shall revise the way I use Facebook, and some of you might be pleased to see that my over-sharing habits will now be reduced. Having said that, I do find that my lens views have gone up substantially since I started sharing on FB about 4 months ago.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Umanitea-T-4Life Umanitea-T-4Life

    This is uncharted territory for me to expand lenses into social media. I want to get the knack for it. I really do. And this article is helping me to understand better what to consider. I really want to do relevant issues both here and to share on Facebook..and I see that a lot of thought must be given to ensure interest in readers. So …I will digest what I have learned here and work towards crafting some topics to invoke genuine interests to a unsuspecting reader who might find it worth reading. Thank you. Very helpful.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Umanitea-T-4Life Umanitea-T-4Life

    This is uncharted territory for me to expand lenses into social media. I want to get the knack for it. I really do. And this article is helping me to understand better what to consider. I really want to do relevant issues both here and to share on Facebook..and I see that a lot of thought must be given to ensure interest in readers. So …I will digest what I have learned here and work towards crafting some topics to invoke genuine interests to a unsuspecting reader who might find it worth reading. Thank you. Very helpful.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ellyse2003 ellyse2003

    This is a great article. I never imagined that it would be more interesting to connect squidoo to facebook.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MoonshineMutts MoonshineMutts

    I use FB to stay in touch with friends and family, but never considered joining a group, so thank you!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MoonshineMutts MoonshineMutts

    I use FB to stay in touch with friends and family, but never considered joining a group, so thank you!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    Thanks for the great info.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    Thanks for the great info.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Jaka305 Jaka305

    I’m using FB mostly for my college needs, it’s fast and great way sharing information with my friends. But anyway I spend less time on FB than I used to.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Jaka305 Jaka305

    I’m using FB mostly for my college needs, it’s fast and great way sharing information with my friends. But anyway I spend less time on FB than I used to.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    I’ll have to keep the oversharing thing in mind. My wordpress is set up to share to my facebook.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    I’ll have to keep the oversharing thing in mind. My wordpress is set up to share to my facebook.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artbyrodriguez artbyrodriguez

    These are very good tips for a beginner like me. I haven’t been using FB and find it confusing.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/River_Rose River_Rose

    Thanks for great info here.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artyfax artyfax

    Thanks Tom, very sound advice for using Facebook

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artyfax artyfax

    Thanks Tom, very sound advice for using Facebook

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MarcellaCarlton MarcellaCarlton

    I use it to supply a link to some lenses I find interesting and to keep up with my friends!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/savateuse savateuse

    Great point about avoiding over-sharing. I had to “unfollow” a board of an experienced Squidoo lensmaster on pinterest yesterday because of the overwhelming number of pins coming through from one lens.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WebLori WebLori

    I use FB to promote my own website and published book / articles..

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WebLori WebLori

    I use FB to promote my own website and published book / articles..

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deborah-Diane Deborah-Diane

    This was very informative and thought-provoking. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deborah-Diane Deborah-Diane

    This was very informative and thought-provoking. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    Like Kathryn Grace, I joined FB to keep up with my son living many states away, but soon found there were interesting things for me to get involved with there. I still keep up with my son, but many others also.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    Like Kathryn Grace, I joined FB to keep up with my son living many states away, but soon found there were interesting things for me to get involved with there. I still keep up with my son, but many others also.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    I use Facebook to share what I am doing on Squidoo and what others are writing about – actually I probably share the work of others more than my own. I know my friends all have unique interests but few have ever minded over the years that I am eclectic and share everything. I don’t like to be compartmentalized and I don’t like doing that to others, so to speak. If they like what I share, they say so; if they don’t, they wait for something they do!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    I use Facebook to share what I am doing on Squidoo and what others are writing about – actually I probably share the work of others more than my own. I know my friends all have unique interests but few have ever minded over the years that I am eclectic and share everything. I don’t like to be compartmentalized and I don’t like doing that to others, so to speak. If they like what I share, they say so; if they don’t, they wait for something they do!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/earthybirthymama earthybirthymama

    I’m just figuring this out, I can see how easy it could be to alienate people by over sharing.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/veryirie veryirie

    I enjoy networking with my writing on FB and keeping up with friends and family. There is only one other Pam Irie on FB and she lives in Jamaica and I’m guessing Irie is NOT her real last name. lol Irie is actually an old Japanese name, but of course, it also means “cool” in Jamaica. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sha-ron sha-ron

    What you say makes sense. thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sha-ron sha-ron

    What you say makes sense. thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sha-ron sha-ron

    What you say makes sense. thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Happimess Happimess

    I use fb for my day job and it is a great source of quality traffic! What works for me is to give more attention than you ask for, and stay in the realm of interests and emotions your targets are. Basically the same as your advice in this article :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Happimess Happimess

    I use fb for my day job and it is a great source of quality traffic! What works for me is to give more attention than you ask for, and stay in the realm of interests and emotions your targets are. Basically the same as your advice in this article :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Cumberland Cumberland

    I have a FB account but never thought of it as a way in which to promote Squidoo Lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Cumberland Cumberland

    I have a FB account but never thought of it as a way in which to promote Squidoo Lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Cumberland Cumberland

    I have a FB account but never thought of it as a way in which to promote Squidoo Lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    Yes I do find FB quite confusing to be honest. I have a personal account under my name and my friends and family are there. Then I have a FB business page and that is under the Squidoo business
    name. I have different people who like that. Here’s a question: Do my family and friends see the posts I put on the business page? If someone could answer that I’d be forever grateful :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/crystalwriter crystalwriter

      Your business page can share to your personal page, but if you don’t have that, then only the family and friends that also follow your business page will see your posts. You can set your Twitter to post to both, and the only drawback to that is that those who see both your personal and business pages may see duplicate posts. But, if they’re subscribed to both, they should understand that.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    Yes I do find FB quite confusing to be honest. I have a personal account under my name and my friends and family are there. Then I have a FB business page and that is under the Squidoo business
    name. I have different people who like that. Here’s a question: Do my family and friends see the posts I put on the business page? If someone could answer that I’d be forever grateful :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/KitandCaboodle KitandCaboodle

    I’ve been on facebook promoting my business for several years now, but you have given me even more tools to use and ways to promote my lenses that I’ve not thought of.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/KitandCaboodle KitandCaboodle

    I’ve been on facebook promoting my business for several years now, but you have given me even more tools to use and ways to promote my lenses that I’ve not thought of.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/micangel12 micangel12

    I only use FB to keep up with family members that live out of state do not have a lot of friends other then family.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/micangel12 micangel12

    I only use FB to keep up with family members that live out of state do not have a lot of friends other then family.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hollandnumerics hollandnumerics

    I can’t believe 71% of all online adults worldwide are on Facebook? Surely the survey can only have been taken in the US? I’m definitely not on FB, and I’m in the UK!

  • http://thatgrrl.ca/ Laura Brown

    I don’t like putting time into Facebook when they change things so randomly and so often. I’ve been reading that the fan Pages are not getting traffic as they used to. If you post links they will not get into your reader’s feeds – but photos/ images have a much better chance.

    Also, Facebook Insights. I haven’t taken time to figure out what that is yet. Supposedly it is important. Might be better than using Pages, or not the same thing at all. Only so many hours in a day to work on web stuff. I’m glad you are writing a guide to at least Facebook. It will help!

  • http://thatgrrl.ca/ Laura Brown

    I don’t like putting time into Facebook when they change things so randomly and so often. I’ve been reading that the fan Pages are not getting traffic as they used to. If you post links they will not get into your reader’s feeds – but photos/ images have a much better chance.

    Also, Facebook Insights. I haven’t taken time to figure out what that is yet. Supposedly it is important. Might be better than using Pages, or not the same thing at all. Only so many hours in a day to work on web stuff. I’m glad you are writing a guide to at least Facebook. It will help!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Lewisgirl Lewisgirl

    I use Facebook to keep up with family and friends as well. On occasion I share a Squidoo lens I think most will enjoy.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MaryMitchell MaryMitchell

    I don’t use Facebook a lot – it’s too much of a time waster! However there are good ideas here so I might have to do a bit more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MaryMitchell MaryMitchell

    I don’t use Facebook a lot – it’s too much of a time waster! However there are good ideas here so I might have to do a bit more.

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    Great suggestions thanks

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    Great suggestions thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Titia Titia

    My real life friends and family are not interested at all in what I’m doing on Squidoo. I even opted out of getting FB emails, or I would get crazy them filling my inbox day and night. Once in a while I show off one of my lenses, but hardly ever get a response and I don’t want my friends to unfriend me because I spam them with my writings. I’m not such a socializing person I fear, never have been.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Titia Titia

    My real life friends and family are not interested at all in what I’m doing on Squidoo. I even opted out of getting FB emails, or I would get crazy them filling my inbox day and night. Once in a while I show off one of my lenses, but hardly ever get a response and I don’t want my friends to unfriend me because I spam them with my writings. I’m not such a socializing person I fear, never have been.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Titia Titia

    My real life friends and family are not interested at all in what I’m doing on Squidoo. I even opted out of getting FB emails, or I would get crazy them filling my inbox day and night. Once in a while I show off one of my lenses, but hardly ever get a response and I don’t want my friends to unfriend me because I spam them with my writings. I’m not such a socializing person I fear, never have been.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/crystalwriter crystalwriter

    Really good advice, especially about not over-sharing and about interacting with others 3 times for every one time you post your own stuff. It works the same with blogging, and I know how frustrating it can be to read and comment on others’ blogs as a “do unto others” thing, and then not have others return the favor.

    I would only add that people might want to create lensmaster (or writer/business/etc.) pages separate from their personal profile pages on Facebook. It allows those who wish to be more private to have a public page that doesn’t tell everything about them yet allows anyone to follow or like the posts they make public. And it doesn’t require adding someone to your friend list just so they can see your posts. Your public page can then share to your personal page for your friends that don’t follow your public page to see as well.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/crystalwriter crystalwriter

    Really good advice, especially about not over-sharing and about interacting with others 3 times for every one time you post your own stuff. It works the same with blogging, and I know how frustrating it can be to read and comment on others’ blogs as a “do unto others” thing, and then not have others return the favor.

    I would only add that people might want to create lensmaster (or writer/business/etc.) pages separate from their personal profile pages on Facebook. It allows those who wish to be more private to have a public page that doesn’t tell everything about them yet allows anyone to follow or like the posts they make public. And it doesn’t require adding someone to your friend list just so they can see your posts. Your public page can then share to your personal page for your friends that don’t follow your public page to see as well.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/favored1 favored1

    Thanks for the update Tom.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/favored1 favored1

    Thanks for the update Tom.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/andnics andnics

    Yes’ FB is running since 2004 and in 10 years it’s connected all most everyone in internet.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/andnics andnics

    Yes’ FB is running since 2004 and in 10 years it’s connected all most everyone in internet.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/granyvictoria granyvictoria

    thanks for your great information…

  • http://handycrowd.com/ Ian Anderson

    Little and often; say once or twice a month works for me. Too many demands as it is! Keep a file of interesting things to post to avoid overwhelming folks and to tide you over when good stories are thin on the ground, especially if you are in this for the long haul. Aim for evergreen stuff that will keep.

  • http://handycrowd.com/ Ian Anderson

    Little and often; say once or twice a month works for me. Too many demands as it is! Keep a file of interesting things to post to avoid overwhelming folks and to tide you over when good stories are thin on the ground, especially if you are in this for the long haul. Aim for evergreen stuff that will keep.

  • http://handycrowd.com/ Ian Anderson

    Little and often; say once or twice a month works for me. Too many demands as it is! Keep a file of interesting things to post to avoid overwhelming folks and to tide you over when good stories are thin on the ground, especially if you are in this for the long haul. Aim for evergreen stuff that will keep.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    I tend to use my current FB page to inform people of petitions that help others or animals! I must be one of the older activists in town! I have put my Squidoo lens on the page as well, which I will continue to do as I produce them.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    I tend to use my current FB page to inform people of petitions that help others or animals! I must be one of the older activists in town! I have put my Squidoo lens on the page as well, which I will continue to do as I produce them.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kevin-frey-771 kevin-frey-771

    Well I use my Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family. I also used it to gather everyone from high school for our 20 year. I have shared my squidoo lenses there as well I have a Music page. I also have a growing photo album of my art work stored there as well. It is very helpful but at times I feel over run by game requests and other junk, but i guess that is all part of it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kevin-frey-771 kevin-frey-771

    Well I use my Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family. I also used it to gather everyone from high school for our 20 year. I have shared my squidoo lenses there as well I have a Music page. I also have a growing photo album of my art work stored there as well. It is very helpful but at times I feel over run by game requests and other junk, but i guess that is all part of it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/PeacefulHeather PeacefulHeather

    I have a question. I promoted my very first lens on FB with my friends and family and they said they were not able to comment on it. Can only people who are signed up for Squidoo comment on lenses? I am still learning, so any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/lbmiranda lbmiranda

    I’m using FB to share my lenses and I always try to share ones that are relative to the people on my friend’s list! I have already had some of them like them.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sholland10 Sholland10

    I need to separate my writing account from my personal account. It is difficult to keep up with both.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sholland10 Sholland10

    I need to separate my writing account from my personal account. It is difficult to keep up with both.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MsBertie MsBertie

    Thanks for this great information. I use Facebook mainly to keep up with my children and some other relatives. I’ve never done much in the way of sharing there. I’ll have to think on doing that more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MsBertie MsBertie

    Thanks for this great information. I use Facebook mainly to keep up with my children and some other relatives. I’ve never done much in the way of sharing there. I’ll have to think on doing that more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/teriann teriann

    FB has been a struggle but these suggestions give a different perspective as to how to use FB more effectively and much more engaging. Will need to put these to work.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/teriann teriann

    FB has been a struggle but these suggestions give a different perspective as to how to use FB more effectively and much more engaging. Will need to put these to work.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/AppleRay AppleRay

    I love keeping in touch with everyone I know on Facebook.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/AppleRay AppleRay

    I love keeping in touch with everyone I know on Facebook.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/oddobjective oddobjective

    Good advice.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/0ctavias0fferings 0ctavias0fferings

    I opened a facebook account when the site first started up and haven’t used it at all. I’ve forgotten all the account details. Perhaps I should think about resurrecting it. Great advice Tom

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/0ctavias0fferings 0ctavias0fferings

    I opened a facebook account when the site first started up and haven’t used it at all. I’ve forgotten all the account details. Perhaps I should think about resurrecting it. Great advice Tom

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/djeneralee djeneralee

    I have used Facebook in the past to promote my Squidoo lenses but now I use Facebook to inspire my friends and family. I use it to cause others to live a more positive life and thus to be more of themselves.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sheilamarie sheilamarie

    I have avoided sharing on Facebook, except for occasionally, because I use Facebook mostly to keep up with family and real world friends, and I doubt they’d appreciate being bombarded with articles, either mine or someone else’s. I haven’t yet joined any Facebook groups, though. That sounds like a good idea.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/katiecolette katiecolette

      I feel the same way. I have been using Facebook mostly to share news with family and friends and to keep up with their lives.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/katiecolette katiecolette

      I feel the same way. I have been using Facebook mostly to share news with family and friends and to keep up with their lives.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/natureadventure natureadventure

    I have been sharing my lens in FB. and this lens gives some clear insights how to do it in the best way. Thanks.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    Good suggestions…thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    Good suggestions…thanks

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