I’m all about simplifying and streamlining, especially when it comes to blogging!
When I started using BoardBooster awhile back, I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. I loved not being a slave to Pinterest anymore.
For a lot of my blogging career, I just hadn’t paid much attention to Facebook. I would share all my articles and occasionally share something else funny I found. Needless to say, my page really only grew when I did some kind of giveaway, and I was lucky if I got one like.
About August of last year, I saw that a lot of people were having success with Facebook. I knew that I wanted to drive a little bit more traffic from there, so I decided to try a few things out. While my page isn’t the hugest yet (because I’m not perfect at always scheduling), I have seen it grow – not only in page views and likes but in engagement.
I’ve found that the best thing to do is share content that is already doing well on Facebook. Then, in between those posts, I share one of my posts. I feel like when I share in between a post that is already floating around Facebook, it drives a little more traffic to my own posts.
You might be wondering – how on earth do you find good content to post? Well, my friends, just scroll through your Facebook page. You’ll find a plethora of videos, articles, recipes, etc. that are being shared across Facebook. I follow a lot of other bloggers’ Facebook pages, and since many of them follow this same idea of sharing viral content, I get a lot of great content that way.
So, when I first started, I would go and schedule something whenever I saw a link or video that I liked. This was not very fun, and I ended up not scheduling things as much as I would have otherwise.
But then, Facebook introduced the “save” feature. This seriously changed the Facebook game for me. In the top right corner of every post that is shared on Facebook, you’ll see a little triangle. Click on that and you’ll see a “Save Link/Photo/Video” option, typically near the top. Press that option, and it will save it to your account.
You can access all of your saved posts by going to http://facebook.com/saved. When you do that, you’ll run into a page like this:
And from there, you’ll find all your links, videos, and pictures. Whenever I go to schedule things, I just come to my saved page, and I pick out content that I think will be good for that day. As you can see above, there is a place that say “Saved from . . . ” with a page’s name. I will click on that, and it will take me to that page. I will then look at the post and see if that page shared it from somewhere else. If they did, I will click to the original post and share directly from there. Whenever I get to the post I want, I copy the URL, like below.
Then I will go into my Facebook page, and in the post composer, I post the link from above. It will generate a post with a link and who it was shared from. Then I will delete the link I put in the box, share my own thoughts, and press schedule!
And there you have it! I’ve found this to be the simplest way to find great content to share with my readers. I no longer spend hours searching out great content – I just follow pages that I know share good stuff, and then I pass that on to my readers, thanks to the saved feature!
I’d forgotten all about how to do this! I have a saved file full, but it will be great to clear it and share 😉
This sounds like just the strategy I need. In fact after reading your post I went right over to Facebook and tried it out 🙂 Having a “library” of saved articles should be a good way to find things when I’m ready to do some scheduling. Thanks for sharing this tip!
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