Guidance for Users and the Technically Challenged forum: How to Add a Link to MAM on your Facebook Page!

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Imagercn48
Aug 17, 2010 4:26 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Quoting:Note from Admin: You need to be "in" one of the Forums on MAM for this to work properly, i.e. not on MAM's Home Page. We prefer you link from our Welcome Forum and have provided the link below.


Do you have a Facebook page? Want to add a link to Mid Atlantic Musings? Thanks to Dave it’s easy and you’re only a few clicks away!

Quoting:Note: If you don’t have a Facebook account, just go to http://www.facebook.com and sign up so you’ll be able to link to MAM!


How to Add a Link to MAM in three easy steps:

1.At the bottom of every page in Mid Atlantic Musings you’ll find the Facebook icon.

(Edit: Go to our Welcome Forum http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/forums/view/Welcome/ ) When you click on the Icon you'll be asked to log into your Facebook account. Once you're logged in, Facebook will prompt you to share the MAM link with a confirmation window. We’ve already created the thumbnail image for you so you’re only a few clicks away!

2. Right now there should only be one image available for your choices but as we add more great features to MAM it’s possible that more images will appear. The image below will show as one of your choices.

3. You're almost done! Go to the bottom of the page and click “Share”. You'll be given an option to "comment" where I opted to copy and paste our Intro!

Quoting:Join us in Celebrating Life in the Mid Atlantic, a region rich in history and diversity. Explore our Cubit ~ created for us to share our gardening, hobbies and interests and you'll see why we like it here. All are welcome!


The image and a link to MAM will now show up on your Facebook Wall!

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Imagestormyla
Aug 17, 2010 9:16 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Please feel free to practice this and ask any pertinent questions here.
Imagewoodthrush
Aug 17, 2010 11:45 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
First, to anyone new signing on to facebook, be sure to read the privacy settings carefully. Do not check the box to allow FB to invite everyone in your address book.
They will take all the addresses you normally write to and send them invites, and reminders and reminders and reminders - lol.

Question. Posting this on your wall, is this a one time thing, like a post, and will disappear as other people and you post conversation on your wall? Or is it visible all the time?

http://cubits.org/TartWarmersandMore/

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Imagestormyla
Aug 17, 2010 11:47 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Pam, We haven't set up our wall yet. BTW is the link to MAM that you put on your blog clickable?
Imagewoodthrush
Aug 17, 2010 12:03 PM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Yes, the link on my blog is clickable. What do you mean you haven't tried it yet!?!

Ok, what I'm wondering about on linking FB to here is I am linked on FB to the hosta cubit. And after the first time, it just falls into my 'link' category, so unless you are curious as to what links I have listed and go looking, you really don't see it.

You may want a 'fan' page. People could join and you could post updates like you do here, take a look at this or that, with the link to the thread. Not too much as to annoy people but enough to peak curiosity. Each time you post an update, it is posted on my page and everyone else who is a fan. If they comment, then all of their friends may see the post also, depending on their privacy settings.
Have you seen DG's FB page?
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Daves-Garden/60793...
http://cubits.org/TartWarmersandMore/

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Imagestormyla
Aug 17, 2010 12:13 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks, Pam. We just haven't gotten that far yet. We are working on so many different things at once and we and others are finding the facebook page creation to be fairly challenging. Yes I did click your link and found it to be clickable, but just wanted to be sure.

Thanks for the tip about not letting our Facebook symbol fall into oblivion!! We need all of the facebook tips we can get.
Imagewoodthrush
Aug 17, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Do you have a facebook page? I think this is what you want to do.
Go to your profile page. Click on Account in upper right corner and choose
Application Settings from the menu. Then you should see the link to Create a Group.
http://cubits.org/TartWarmersandMore/

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Imagestormyla
Aug 17, 2010 1:30 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Pam, I'm not working on this. No I don't have a facebook page and haven't a clue how to use it. RCN and maybe Ronnie are working on this.

Thanks for that tip too. Thumbs up If you have any others, just list them here and I'll direct Deb & Ronnie here to read them.
Imagercn48
Aug 18, 2010 2:57 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
woodthrush wrote:Ok, what I'm wondering about on linking FB to here is I am linked on FB to the hosta cubit. And after the first time, it just falls into my 'link' category, so unless you are curious as to what links I have listed and go looking, you really don't see it.


Pam, I'm still trying to figure this out Confused I discovered that the image we wanted to use for the link wouldn't work unless you're actually in one of MAM's Forums - clicking from our Home Page doesn't show the correct image. I've edited the instructions in the first post but we're still having problems with the images in this thread! Grumbling SOS sent off to Dave this morning and hopefully he can figure out how I messed this up. *Blush*

I am clueless working my way around Facebook but I was actually able to add the link to my Facebook page this morning. I'm not sure how long anyone will see it or if it will "fall into oblivion" but it's there! Hurray!
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A little more exploring and I discovered this - probably something you already know but it's news to me! In the photo above, see the tab that says Boxes? If you click on it the links you've listed will appear. If you click on the pencil icon it gives you an option to Move to Wall. Now my links will show in the left column of My Info. Whistling

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Imagestormyla
Aug 18, 2010 3:57 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks Deb. Pam has a really good point though, we want to keep the link as visible as possible and not have to click onto something to reveal them. Isn't the whole point of this exposure? They need to remain out front and center. So let's try to get this one figured out.
Imagercn48
Aug 18, 2010 4:23 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Well someone else will have to point me in the right direction...as I said I'm basically clueless when it comes to Facebook. Sad When we finally get someone to help with creating a Facebook "Page" for MAM I think we'll have better luck with exposure.
Imagestormyla
Aug 18, 2010 4:27 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie has some experience with Facebook too.
Imagercn48
Aug 18, 2010 4:29 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Whew! I'm hoping someone does! Whistling
Imageluvsgrtdanes
Aug 19, 2010 5:23 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
The problem I see with using the link is like Pam said you link to it and it shows up on your wall for a bit and your friends read it. It then falls off the page and goes into the link section. One possible way of keeping it visible is to link to it more often, but be advised you may get a warning that you are advertising if you do it too much and if you don't stop you will be kicked off. Another thing is, if you don't have a public page the drawback is only your friends see it.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagewoodthrush
Aug 19, 2010 7:57 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
I don't think there is any way to keep the MAM logo there unless you pay for advertising. Otherwise, there would be links like that all over the page. But if you have a Group or a Fan page and have a daily update, you'll keep it on the wall's of a lot of people. Maybe a Topic of the Day, a Gardening Schedule, from planting seeds and starters in the spring, to fall clean up. Contests? Guest speakers from other Cubits that aren't members here - tips on growing succulents, attracting wildlife or deterring them, container gardening, water gardens. Travel tips and attractions.

How would you advertise this cubit more here? There must be tons of people located in the mid atlantic region. I know you have a lot of members from other regions too, but I think it's an asset to have gardening tips, travel, etc geared to the MA region.
http://cubits.org/TartWarmersandMore/

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Imagestormyla
Aug 19, 2010 8:23 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks for the tips Ronnie & Pam. When we open our Facebook Page, we will be updating it weekly. A daily update is too much work to do at this point. When we would have a larger membership, that would be different.

A calender of events for different items of interest is something that I've had in mind to do that can be published both here and there. Basicly a MAM Newsletter. The use of an article format would be the way to get them seen by everyone here.

Right now, I'm trying for bimonthly blurbs in the cubits newsletter. It is working as we are picking up 2 to 3 new members a week. The scavenger hunt is a PR event too. It is the first of a series. I'm also sending invitations to any new cubits.org members who show they are from the MA. There are not many of those who have filled out profiles.
Imagestormyla
Aug 25, 2010 11:16 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Deb, Do you think we could use a similar thread for how to add the MAM link on your cubit? We will have more members opening cubits with Dave's new commerce cubit venture.

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