Learning to blog through Facebook

If you’re new to blogging, but you’re a Facebook veteran, there’s no need to worry. Facebook is like a more open, accessible form of blogging.

-Status updates are like micro-blogs.

-For more in-depth updates you can write notes for others to read.

-You gain friends by commenting on other posts and pictures, just as you would do to gain readers on your blog.

-The comment and reply system on a Facebook wall is very similar to the comment system in most blogging tools.

-Other things, like uploading pictures and inserting links are also similar.

-You arrange pictures and notes into albums–similar to the way you arrange posts on a blog into categories.

-You put captions on photos and tag friends in them, just like you would put tags on a blog post so people know what’s in it.

If you’re a heavy Facebook user, you might be more accustomed to the world of blogging than you think. Practicing good Facebook habits–commenting, tagging, frequent posting–can help you form good blogging habits.

Later this week, we’ll discuss the differences between Facebook Groups and Facebook Fan Pages.

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