Did you ever wonder how people set up their blog feeds to automatically update in Facebook? True, some of them may be manually updating them (I know I was for a while!), but more than likely the bloggers that regularly post their feeds have it set up automatically. With a few simple steps, you can too. Ready to get started? Here we go!
Step 1: Go to the Applications Area
Once you log into your account, look in the sidebar for “Applications”. If you don’t see it in your list, you may need to click the more tag under Photos for it to appear. Once you found, click the Applications link.
On the new page, you can see any applications you already use, applications your friends use, as well as an applications directory link at the bottom. To see the apps your friends are using, click “More” otherwise click the directory link.
Step 2: Find Business Applications
Next you will see a page with featured apps, suggested apps, and more. In the interest of saving time, use the “search” box or the apps categories in the sidebar to narrow down your choices.
For this example, we’ll click on the business link to find applications that will help you in your business.
Step 3: Add Your Selected Application
There is an application called NetworkedBlogs, that allows you to import summaries (or “teasers”) from you blogs. This is an ideal application to help drive traffic to your blog. To find it, look in the icon section and click on the link for NetworkedBlogs.
You will be taken to a page that encourages you to become a fan. For our purposes, we just skipped that part and went straight to the application.
The “go to app.” button can be tough to find if you don’t know where to look. There are actually two ways to get to the application button. You can click the tiny icon in the top left (shown in the picture below), or click on the wall tab. Let’s go ahead and click on the icon.
Once you click the icon, you will see the Go To Application button.
Click on it and meet me at Step 4.
Step 4: Allow Application Permission
At this point, the application is going to ask your permission to access certain things. Click the “Allow” button to grant permission.
Step 5: Find Blogs To Follow
Are you with me so far? Great! (If not, just leave me a comment or shoot me an email at momkaboodle @ gmail . com)
Once you click the button, you’ll be guided through following and rating blogs. Make your selections from the friends blogs tab and/or check out who your friends are following in the other tab. Scroll to the bottom to click and go to the next screen.
If you’d rather not find blogs at this point, go ahead and skip this step. To do this, scroll to the bottom of the next page and keep clicking the “Next” button until you’re finished. When you reach the last page, click on the “go to the home page” link.
Step 6: Register Your Blogs
When you get to the home page, click the “Register A Blog” button to add your blogs.
Step 7: Register Your Blogs
Fill out the information requested and click the next button.
Step 8: Verify Author
Click yes if you are the author. You will be asked how you would like to verify that you are the author.
We chose to use the widget. To verify by friends, select 9 friends who can say that this is your site.
Then click the send verification button.
Open a new tab and log in to your website. Insert the widget code into your blog’s sidebar. Update the blog to save the changes. Go back to the Facebook page and click the verify button.
Step 9: Syndicate
When you get all of your blogs registered, click the syndicate button and fill in all the info.
Step 10: Add Blog Tab
Once you’re finished with the settings, go to your home page, and click on profile. Click the >> symbol and then click on blog. This will add a blog tab at the top of your page where all of your blogs will be seen with excerpts of the latest posts can be seen.
Step 11: Take a Deep Breath
Whew! You made it!
I know it seems like you had to jump through a whole bunch of hoops, but trust me it’ll be worth it. Remember, this is a way to drive even more traffic to your blog.
If you have any questions about these steps, please don’t hesitate to email me at momkaboodle @ gmail . com.