I found this article over at Publetariat today and thought it was a bloody useful snippet of information. It basically describes how to connect your blog feed to your Facebook page using the Notes application. Once you’ve set it up, any new post to your blog will get found by Facebook and automatically posted to your profile as a note.
I’ve just set it up and hopefully this very post will soon appear on my Facebook profile. It’s a great way to keep your various online presences linked using your blog as a primary hub. That’s certainly what I try to do. It’s very important for someone in my position to build an online profile across the web that is standardised and coherent. It’s often referred to as an Author Platform.
For example, I always use the same picture (the one in the banner above) pretty much everywhere. That only changes on my Facebook profile because it’s fun to keep messing with that. Currently it’s a picture of me and David Vincent from Morbid Angel. Who wouldn’t share that shot with the world?
But otherwise I try to keep everything centralised. I have a feed for this blog going to all the various ning communities I belong to and to my Goodreads Author page and my MySpace profile – every time I make a new post here, it updates in all those places as if by magic. Now it automatically feeds to my Facebook page too.
If you’re trying to build your online presence keep an eye open for tools like these to help streamline and organise your activity. Check the Publetariat page linked above for full details on the Facebook notes application feed.