Who uses Facebook? Need to ask 2 questions

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  • #441986

    motorambler
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    I think it’s about time for me to (finally) join Facebook. However, I don’t really want to create a Facebook account for “me” (i.e., using my first & last name). Instead, I want to create a “motorambler” Facebook “page” for my blog (http://motorambler.wordpress.com).

    My 2 questions are:

    Should I just create a ‘normal’ account & make my first name motorambler & leave the last name blank?

    or

    Should I click below that (on Facebook registration page) where it says “Create a Page for a celebrity, band, or business”? I would then chose the option “Artist, Band, or Public Figure” > “Writer” & name the page “motorambler”.

    Sorry if these questions are silly — I don’t use Facebook & want to make sure I achieve what I want the first time :)

    The blog I need help with is motorambler.com.

    #442150

    t3ck
    Member

    The way to go would be the 2nd option the fan page way.

    #442151

    038naod3
    Member

    I chose to create a page for my blog it suited me better but I was annoyed to find it linked to my personal account which is now the admin for my page because I used the same email address.

    My personal account doesnt show on the Fanpage which is how I like it and there are more options to use than if it wasnt linked to the personal account.

    #442152

    shimworld
    Member

    @lolavibe
    I have a FB Profile and also FB Page so the same thing happened to me. What bugs me isn’t that there is a common admin but that any comments left on FB Page does not trigger any email notification unlike Profile comments. I find this behavious/design rather odd and the only way to overcome this inadequacy I have to “Like” every wall post I make in Page. Nice thing is i found a FB Page code that works in a WP.com widget and i placed it on the side bar http://shimworld.wordpress.com/

    #442155

    038naod3
    Member

    shimworld

    Thats a great fanbadge! I tried an image in a text widget but I could never get it the way I liked, thanks I’ll check it out

    One feature I really like is the RSS Grafitti, it feeds my posts automatically to my fanpage with excerpts too.

    I added Discussions to the page as well to create a bit of interest but I only have 2 fans and they only visit when I force them lol

    #442159

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you do the first option, sooner or later Facebook will delete your account. I have lots of pseudonymous friends on FB and every week Facebook deletes one of them. Then you have to start all over.

    #442183

    motorambler
    Member

    Once again thank you to all for your help. I think I’ll go with option #2 :)

    #442395

    3rdencore
    Member

    @shimworld … I love the Facebook Fan Page widget on your blog. Can you send me the code so I can add something similar on my site. I’ve tried useing the code FB provides, however, since it’s written in Java it doesn’t work. I want to add a FB Fan page to my site, but am not sure how since the code below doesn’t work. Any thoughts?

    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://static.ak.connect.facebook.com/js/api_lib/v0.4/FeatureLoader.js.php/en_US”></script><script type=”text/javascript”>FB.init(“0bf1ad13b50f5eaf3f91ffa10356c851″);</script><fb:fan profile_id=”121549612575″ stream=”0″ connections=”0″ logobar=”1″ width=”150″></fb:fan><div style=”font-size:8px; padding-left:10px”>3rdEncore on Facebook</div>

    #442396

    3rdencore
    Member

    @shimworld – I love your FB fan page widget. Can you send me the code so I can add a similar widget to my blog. I tried the code below, however it didn’t work because it’s in java. Thanks so much. Here’s my site: http://3rdencore.wordpress.com/

    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://static.ak.connect.facebook.com/js/api_lib/v0.4/FeatureLoader.js.php/en_US”></script><script type=”text/javascript”>FB.init(“0bf1ad13b50f5eaf3f91ffa10356c851″);</script><fb:fan profile_id=”121549612575″ stream=”0″ connections=”0″ logobar=”1″ width=”300″></fb:fan><div style=”font-size:8px; padding-left:10px”>3rdEncore on Facebook</div>

    #442397

    timethief
    Member

    @3dencore
    The normal runaround time on any blogging support for for receiving an answer to a question posted is 13 hours. I have answered you here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-does-my-facebook-fan-page-widget-not-work?replies=3 Please do not drag every other Facebook thread out of the forum searchbox. We cannot use JavaScript on wordpress.com blogs. I have provided alternatives so go and read my answer to you in the first thread pleasee.

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