What are Facebook pages? These are pages for organizations, businesses, celebrities and the like to broadcast their information in a public manner to those who choose to connect with them. The same with profiles, Facebook pages can be decorated with applications to help communicate with the audience and capture new ones virally through friend recommendations, News Feed stories, Facebook events, and more.
Nowadays, almost everyone is actively using Facebook in promoting products or services with the use of Facebook fan pages. Even bloggers are now creating their fan pages for more exposure and gather more traffic. The good thing about Facebook is you can set up your RSS feed there, so new articles posted will automatically appear on your fan page. What else can you get in creating a fan page for your blog? Find out more below.
Advantages of Creating a Fan Page for Your Blog
Having a Fan Page looks appealing to readers. It builds a good relationship between you and your readers. This makes them feel that you are not only into posting articles, but you are after on what your readers think about what you post. It also gives more exposure to your blogs, and of course, more traffic. Let me give you the advantages of creating a page of your blog with these three functionalities Facebook has.
Your friends can give their comments or opinions on the using Facebook. You will know their feedbacks regarding an article and it will also be shown on their wall that they commented on your link. There is also a chance that this recent activity will be posted on the News Feeds of people.
2. Like and Share button.
The great thing about Facebook is that it has a Like and Share button. If they appreciate the article, they will rate it by clicking “Like”. The same goes with the Share button. Share will publish the link to your friend’s profile, linking directly to yours.
3. News Feeds
Anything that you post on your wall will be seen by your Facebook friends on their News Feeds. If your friends share an article, it will also be published on their News Feeds.
Creating a Fan Page for Your Blog
Step 1: Go to Create a Page link on Facebook.
Step 2: Select Brand, product or organization. Choose Website on the drop down menu. Then, type in the Page name of your blog.
Don’t forget to check the Check box, and then click Create Official Page.
Step 3: Add the logo of your blog, provide basic information.
Now, let us go to the step where you will setup your page to automatically import your blog posts to your fan page.
Step 4: Click the + and choose Notes.
Step 5: Go to Notes tab and click Edit import settings.
Step 6: Import your external blog. Type in the website or RSS feed address of your blog on the text box, then click Start Importing.
After that, you will see a preview of your blog. Then, click Confirm Import. And, that’s it! You have now imported your blog on your page.
All you need to do now is to add more information about your blog.
Step 7: Go to Info tab and click Edit Information. Then, add more information about your blog.
Congratulations! You have now successfully created a page for your blog. Tell your friends about it and let them like your fan page.
I have here sixty-one design blogs and their Facebook pages for you. To go to the Facebook page of each design blog, click the Like button. Don’t forget to like the page of your favorite design blog! Enjoy.
1stwebdesigner is a design blog dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and designers. The topics are focused on web design, graphic design, tutorials and inspirational articles. The purpose of this site is to make your life easier as web developer, designer or freelancer.
Abduzeedo is a blog design that is dedicated for those who wants to look for inspiration. In this blog, you will find several useful tutorials for most used applications with a special selection of Photoshop tutorials and Illustrator tutorials. Also, there are other software contemplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks and web design tutorials.
If you are wondering on what is the meaning behind the blog’s name, it means abducted in Portuguese. The spelling was changed from “abduzido” to “abduzeedo”. One of the goals of Abduzeedo is to be an open channel to the design community, encouraging feedback. The Daily Inspiration is a proof of that everybody can send images that inspired them so we can share with the community.
Activetuts+ is named for the awesome interactive stuffs it has to offer. You can find here tutorials about Flash, ActionScript, Flex and Silverlight. Activetuts+ not only produce great graphics and effects, but explains each in a friendly, approachable manner.
Aetuts+ is a site made to house and showcases some of the best After Effects tutorials around. It publishes tutorials that not only produce great effects, but explain them in a friendly, approachable manner. It also stock up links to tutorials, articles, presets and plugins from around the web to help you get the most out of After Effects.
AEXT – An Extension of the Net – is a design magazine that publishes all things about web design. Articles here are published by web professionals for web professionals featuring tutorials, collections, industry insights, and other resources.
6. A List Apart
A List Apart is a magazine that deals with topics such as design, development, and web contents. It focuses more on web standards and best practices.
Boagworld is the blog of web strategist, Paul Boag. This podcast blog began as the personal blog of Paul Boag, where he discussed web design issues. He then discovered that writing was hard work and so, it turned into emerging medium of podcasting.
Cgtuts+ is a blog that tackles on all aspects of computer graphics. Cgtuts+ offers the best on the web tutorials on Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Blender, Mudbox and more. This blog caters beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists.
Colorburned is a design blog featuring some of the best design news, resources, and tutorials from around the web. You will find here free vectors, textures, patterns, Illustrator and Photoshop brushes as well as tutorials and interviews with some of the biggest players in the design industry. Its goal is to arm you with the tools and knowledge that you need to create better designs in less time.
CrazyLeaf is a web and graphic design blog that provides news and resources for beginners and advanced designers, coders and graphic artists. Its mission is to make the design industry a better place.
11. Creative Nerds
Creative Nerds is a design blog for design nerds and geeks that offers useful free design resources and showcases inspirational design tutorials and related articles.
CreativeFan is a creative media network focusing on providing the highest quality resources, articles, roundups, tutorials and inspiration for creative fields. CreativeFan posts daily updates in fields such as graphic design, web design, audio, music, video, computer graphics, and photography.
The people behind CreativeFan devote themselves in making the lives of creative professionals easier. It features regularly posted tutorials designed at teaching professional techniques at no cost to the community.
13. Designer Daily
Designer Daily is a blog for designers and web designers by Mirko Humbert, a Swiss graphic designer who shares his thoughts on design, resources and tips for designers, beautiful stuff & more.
Design Informer is a web design and graphic design blog. It features freelance articles, tutorials, techniques, freebies, resources, and inspiration posts.
15. Design Instruct
Design Instruct is a regularly updated web magazine for designers and digital artists where you can find and learn design tips and tricks. This web magazine features high-quality tutorials from some of the top designers and digital artists from around the world, as well as articles that cover an array of topics to keep you informed and inspired.
16. Design Juices
Design Juices is an online design magazine which runs since it’s inception in late January 2010. Jared Thompson’s love for design and creativity lead him in creating his own blog. You can find different tutorials here about design, inspirations, freebies and many more.
17. Design Reviver
Design Reviver aims to provide web designers valuable information. You can find here useful tutorials, freebies, inspirations and articles that cover the wide range of web design.
18. Design Shack
Design Shack showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way. It offers the cream of great design, filtering through lots of the redesigns that occur every day across the Internet, and cataloguing the greatest projects out there – perfect for getting that spark of creativity going again.
Regular articles will teach you new techniques for creating your own designs, and daily community news ensures that you’re up to date with the latest developments elsewhere.
Echo Enduring Media is the online face of digital artist, Matt Ward. Matt specializes in graphics design, dabbles in illustration and is working on a number of different personal projects, including a full length novel.
20. Freelance Folder
FreelanceFolder is a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and web-workers. You can find several articles here that are dedicated for those who are just starting to enter the world of freelancing and for freelancers that needs inspiration. Its mission is to help freelancers learn how to grow business, sharpen their skills and enjoy the freedom of working from anywhere.
FreelanceSwitch is a community of expert freelancers from around the world. This blog covers a vast array of topics about life as a freelancer, from Tax Tips for Freelancers to Determining Your Hourly Rate, Transitioning from Full time work to Freelancing to Where to Find Freelance Work and much more. If you’re new to the blog, a great place to begin is the Explore FreelanceSwitch page which has lots of jump points to get you into the material. The good thing about FreelanceSwitch is it has a very active community where you can meet your fellow freelancers, trade advice and ask for feedbacks.
Graphic Design Blender is the best place for client advice, business tips and freelance strategies for web and graphic designers. It aims to supply designers and design studios with tools they need to succeed in the business.
Hongkiat is a design weblog dedicated to designers and bloggers. It constantly publishes useful tricks, tools, tutorials and inspirational artworks.
This creative blog brings interesting news related to graphic design, typography, illustration, toy art, calligraphy, and web development.
Inspired Magazine is a daily inspiration source for web designers, illustrators, Twitter addicts, and other creative humans. It posts the most relevant stories of the day for the creative community.
26. Logo Design Love
Logo Design Love is a website (and now a book) devoted to the design of logos and visual identities. Launched as a side-project in January 2008, the blog is usually updated once or twice a week with news, features, opinions, etc.
This blog has tons of resources for the design community. Little Box of Ideas is a design and creativity blog that focuses on great topics such as graphic tutorials and typography.
MediaLoot is your one-stop design resource toolbox. It was created by Jon and Mason because they got tired of buying dozens of individual graphic resources. Because of their dream to build a single collection of awesome resources that would be the ultimate designer toolbox, and then MediaLoot was born.
Mobiletuts+ is all about quality tutorials for mobile developers – all mobile developers. Topics will include native development with the iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry platforms, cross-platform development with tools like Appcelerator and Phone Gap, and techniques for building mobile accessible web sites with HTML 5.
In addition to publishing top quality tutorials, articles, and quick tips, Mobiletuts+ will be the first Tuts+ site to offer regular multimedia updates on the hottest mobile industry news. It will also be publishing interviews with successful mobile developers to provide you with the most effective real-world development techniques and strategies.
MyInkBlog is the creation of Andrew Houle and is designed to be a resource for designers. It aims that this site equips designers with the tools and inspiration to help them get things accomplished.
31. Naldz Graphics
Founded in February 2008, Naldz Graphics is a fast growing Design Blog for designers and design lovers. It showcases the best tutorials, freebies, inspirations and other useful and informative resources to help and give love to design community. Naldz Graphics is regularly posting useful and informative design articles.
33. One Extra Pixel
Onextrapixel, or more commonly known as OXP is a weblog dedicated to delivering useful, comprehensive and innovative information for designers and web developers. OXP was started by two very enthusiastic Singapore web developers and designers. OXP endeavors to present noteworthy tips, excellent tutorials, and web resources that any modern web follower will appreciate. You’ll find a vast variety of ingredients from tools that can enhance your workflow management to showcases of incredible web designs and inspiration.
PelFusion is a weblog to help web-developers, designers and bloggers that makes their life easier with the freebies, how-tos articles, inspiration and tutorials in store on this blog.
Phototuts+ is a source of learning on all aspects of photography. It pumps out regular tutorials on composition, equipment settings, post-processing, film photography, retouching and much more. If you love photography, you will find a treasure trove of useful advice at Phototuts+.
Whether you’re a beginner just learning how to use manual focus, an intermediate photographer grappling with post-processing and perfecting your images, or an advanced photographer working with lighting rigs and sets, you’ll find plenty of fascinating tips of the trade here.
36. Pro Blog Design
PSDeluxe is a Design blog dedicated to mainly Photoshop lovers and enthusiasts. It is regularly updated with free and easy to learn free Photoshop tutorials, useful freebies for design projects, powerful tools that will make your work easier.
PSDtuts+ is a blog/Photoshop site made to house and showcases some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. Published tutorials here not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain the techniques behind them in a friendly, approachable manner.
39. PSD Vault
PSD Vault is a blog of useful and easy-to-follow Adobe Photoshop tutorials, inspirational design works, useful resources and freebies.
40. PV.M Garage
PV.M Garage is a Web Design Blog/Community that spreads information for web designers and developers. The website includes a Community News Section, a Web Design News Aggregator and it weekly delivers useful resources, freebies and awesome stuff for your inspiration.
Richworks publishes articles that are informative, thought-provoking that take an in-depth look at design and helps you nurture your creativity and grow as a designer.
Articles range from inspirational works from various artists and designers from around the world which provide game-changing potential to foster creativity and innovation.
Sharebrain is a design blog that aims to bring the best web design links and resources for designers. Thomas, the creator of Sharebrain, describes his blog as a place where designers can find solutions for their everyday problems.
43. Six Revisions
Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. It seeks to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.
Six Revisions was launched in February 2008 by professional web developer/designer Jacob Gube (who now functions as the Chief Editor of the site). Articles are written by talented professionals from around the globe, and a high emphasis on quality, comprehension, and usefulness goes into each of the articles published.
Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Its aim is to inform readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development.
The most remarkable yet overlooked aspect of the design community is its friendly, enthusiastic spirit. Every day, literally thousands of talented, hard-working folks out there gain new insight from their work, come up with brilliant ideas and then share their experience with fellow designers.
45. Smashing Share
Smashing Share is a blog dedicated to the design and development community, where people behind this blog shares useful free web resources, design inspiration, freebies, tutorials, how-to’s, interviews, tips and more. Smashing Share was founded by in August 2009. The website has a loyal following of very talented professionals around the globe, who write quality content and share their knowledge and experience.
Speckyboy Design Magazine launched in October 2007, as the personal freelance web design homepage of Paul Andrew. Somewhere over the consequent months the site dramatically changed direction, and evolved into the design resource magazine that you see today. This blog offers insightful tutorial, time-saving techniques, fresh and useful resources and inspirational art, covering web design and development, graphic design, advertising, mobile development and it even have a soft spot for the occasional Lego post.
Splashnology is an exciting new platform for IT community dedicated to Web Technology, Web 2.0 culture, reviewing new Internet products and services and of course, source for news in social and digital media. This site’s primary purpose is to share Web-related knowledge, resources, and ideas.
SpyreStudios is an online magazine about web-design & development and the myriads of other topics that fall in between. Some of the topics cover include: usability, user experience, typography, minimalism, visual inspiration, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Photoshop, Fireworks, InDesign, WordPress and freelancing.
49. Think Vitamin
Think Vitamin, a blog for designers and developers by designers and developers, hit the web in 2006 with the express aim of being a valuable resource for web professionals. With contributions from all-star authors it quickly became a popular destination. In 2007 it won a SXSW award for “Best Educational Resource”. The goal of this blog is to keep designers and developers up to date on the most useful web topics of the day as well as delivering inspiring links and images.
tripwire magazine is a weblog that provides useful information, tools, tips and tutorials for both web designers and web developers to make their life easier. Subjects covered are ranging from Fonts, Photoshop, CSS, jQuery, web design, graphics, typography, advertising, SEO and much more as long as we believe it’s useful for its readers. You will find everything from detailed tutorials on how to create web designs from scratch to large collections of tools that will speed up your work and inspire you to approach challenged in new ways.
TutToaster is a growing community where enthusiasts and professionals alike can find free tutorials on a wide variety of web-based subjects. Photoshop, Illustrator, website coding and SEO are just a few of the topics. Not only will you see the finished product, but you’ll also learn the techniques needed to produce the final results – all laid out in an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand and best of all, you will not be charged at all.
Underworld Magazines is a design blog displaying some of the best design news, resources, and interviews from around the web. On Underworld Magazines you will find a lot of Graphic design, web design, Resources, Inspiration, and much more. The main goal for UnderWorld Magazines is to get the right resources, Inspiration, and tools for you to become a better designer.
53. UX Booth
The UX Booth is a blog by and for the user experience community. Readership in UX Booth consists mostly of beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers, but anyone interested in making the web a better place to be is welcome.
Vectips, designed and maintained by Rype (Ryan Putnam), is a design weblog where you can find tips, tricks and tutorials about Adobe Illustrator whether for a beginner or for a seasoned user of Illustrator.
Vectortuts+ is a blog of tutorials, articles, freebies and more about vectors. It publishes tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in programs like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. Most of the contents here are free, but you can also grab a premium Vector Plus membership and get access to special extras as well as source files for the tutorials.
W3Avenue is an online blog/publication that provides advice and resources for rapid web development. It aims to become a reliable source of information for web designers & developers who seek to improve their skills & productivity on continuous basis.
58. Web Design Tuts+
Webdesigntuts+ is a blog made to house and showcases some of the best web design tutorials and articles around. It publishes tutorials that not only produce great results and interfaces, but explain the techniques behind them in a friendly, approachable manner. In this blog, you can read and learn tricks, techniques and tips that you may not have seen before to help you as web designers maximize your potentials.
The Web Design Ledger is a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of this site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources. Topics range from design inspiration to tips and tutorials and everything in between.
Webdesigner Depot is an exciting new platform designed to explore different web and graphic design techniques, great examples and best practices. The blog is a joint effort and collaboration between leading designers around the world which contribute a wealth of expertise on all fields of design, such as coding, typography, Photoshop tutorials and more.
As what the people behind this blog describes WPCandy, it is the definitive WordPress news and information website on the planet. You will find here news, editorials, reviews, podcasts, interviews and tutorials about WordPress that are updated on a daily basis.