Today I’m bringing you lessons learned about managing a Facebook Fan Page. Once upon a time I had a Facebook Fan Page that was full of awesome people and it took some time to build up that fan base but I made a couple of mistakes along the way.
- 1.) I was unsure about my branding.
The original name was A Renaissance Woman but I began to wonder if anyone would know to associate that name with me. The solution? Change the name of my Fan Page to A Renaissance Woman – Pamela M. Kramer.
- 2.) I didn’t know that I would lose all of my fans and have to start over.
This happened before Facebook allowed any name changes. I know there is a fan maximum to change a name now but it wasn’t available then. Apparently I took this risk without really understanding what I had done at the time.
Once I figured out that all of my awesome people were gone, I had to start over again. It wasn’t easy because the same people that were fans before didn’t all come back for whatever reason. To rebuild took a long time or what seemed like a long time. In fact just this week I finally made it over the 300 mark! To some people that might not seem like a lot but I reached my goal. I prepared my fan base for days and told them as soon as I reached that mark that we would be celebrating!
How do I party with my Facebook Fans?
1.) Play some party music! I played my favorites and when my fans told me theirs I played those too and we boogied down.
2.) I created an image to make sure my fans got a big thank you! Showing gratitude is a must.
3.) Giveaways! I gave my fans prizes they wouldn’t forget.
My fans and I have been celebrating since this morning. We have been engaged in conversation, music and prizes. Right now to pay it forward even further.
I’m on the #TXBloggers Twitter chat (now #BlogElevated). I’m randomly picking winners because this is one of the most supportive groups. I have learned so much from these chats. It’s a great group and you don’t have to be from Texas to join in. It’s every Thursday night at 9pm CST. If you came to my party today then I would like to give you a big Texas “Thank You” for joining in.
The next party will be at the 600 mark. Until then I hope you find these party tips helpful when you throw your own party to celebrate achieving your goals. Be sure to invite me because I love a good party!
Again thank you so much!
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