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Creating a Facebook page for your blog

If you have a blog chances are you will want to create a Facebook page for your blog at some point. If you don’t know where to start it can be quite daunting. To try to take the stress out of what should be an exciting thing I have put together a how-to which I hope will help.

In order to create a Facebook page you need to have a Facebook account. If you don’t have one sign up for a Facebook account, this is quick and easy. If you already have an account then you’re ready to get started.

When you are logged in to Facebook you will see an arrow on the top right hand side, click on the arrow and you will see a drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click ‘Create Page’.

 
When you click ‘Create Page’ a new page will load which show different Facebook page categories. If you are making a Facebook page for your blog you should click on ‘Brand or Product’. When you click on Brand or Product you will be asked to choose a category – if you are a blogger scroll down and choose website, then enter your brand or product name below, for the purpose of this tutorial I have called my page Lindy Loves Blog. You must then agree to the Facebook Page Terms by selecting the tick box, once you have done this click ‘Get Started’.
 
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You will then be taken to a new page where you will have to fill in a few more details about your blog and Facebook page, don’t worry you can change these details later if you need to.
 
On the first page you are asked to fill in the About section for your Facebook page. You are then asked for your blog url which you can just copy and paste into the box. You can add more than one website if necessary. At this point you are also asked to create a unique Facebook address, I used LindyLovesBlog, try to make the url relevant to your blog/website and short if possible. Next you are asked whether your page represents a real business, product or brand, ensure you read and understand what you are agreeing to and accepting. Once you are happy with everything click the ‘Save Info’ button and your second page will load.
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Now it’s time to upload a profile picture for your Facebook page. You can either import a picture from a website or upload a picture from your computer. If you would prefer to add a picture later you can skip this step for now.
 
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There is also a third step which is optional. You can create a Facebook advert for your blog page during the set up process or you can skip this step and come back to it at a later date. Once you have completed this step you have also created your Facebook page. Congratulations!
 
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At the top of the page you will see the admin panel where you can see the page interactions, notifications, likes, messages and an insight into the page. On the right hand side at the top of the page you will see an edit page button where you can update page info, edit settings, manage admin roles, use activity log, see banned users and generally control a lot of aspects of your page. There is also a ‘build audience’ button where you can build your page audience by inviting your friends to like the page, share the page or create an advert. There is also a help section if you need it.
 
There is a lot to take in but try not to panic, you’ve done the hard part now and can take your time to have a look around at the different areas and create the page so it is how you would like it.
 
Welcome to the world of Facebook pages!
 
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    Victoria
    November 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    thanks for the post. i have recently created my own page and i just hate it, i cant see anyone’s updates, cant add pages, people properly. Just find it a bit ridiculous and now thinking that i should of picked standard facebook account…

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Private: Do pregnant women wear clothes?

My beautiful niece or nephew!



From the lack of maternity clothes available on the high street you would think the answer was NO! 

I used to think our town centre had a good choice of clothes shops what it doesn’t have is a good choice of maternity clothes. There is such a lack of choice and maternity ranges in general on the high street.

Our town centre has a lot of clothes shops:
River Island, BHS, Debenhams, New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridges, Next, M&S, Warehouse, Peackocks, Evans, Republic, Lillies, Top Shop, Monsoon, Primark.

But would you believe that  the only shops in town that have a proper maternity range (more than 1 or two items) are New Look and H&M! 

My mum, sisters Ashley, Lauren and myself headed off to town the other day as Lauren is now 18 weeks pregnant and was looking for some comfortable maternity clothes. We have never actively looked for maternity clothes in town but thought there would be a good range available with the amount of shops in town, how wrong we were.

We started our shopping trip at New Look where Lauren tried on some jeans and tops, she found a couple of nice tops so bought those, we then headed off to see what other maternity clothes we could find. The range in New Look although nice is very limited, there is a small section upstairs in the corner of the shop which feels like more of an after thought. Don’t get me wrong the range in New Look is nice and I have always been a fan of New Look but it would be nice if there was a choice for pregnant women.

The next shop we went to was H&M which does have a maternty range! The range is again upstairs and in the corner (I’m seeing a theme here), again there was not a huge choice and the colours were quite dark so the clothes aren’t for everyone.

We then tried Primark which to be honest we didn’t expect to sell any maternity clothes but thought we would try on the off chance. When we asked if they sold any maternity clothes a sales assistant took us over to the jeans section and said this is all we have, there were 2 different designs of jeans, in total around 15 pairs – very poor.

After that came River Island, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridges, Debenhams and Peacocks. 

River Island doesn’t have a maternity range, if you type in maternity in the search bar of their website you will get a message saying ‘Unfortunately we no longer sell maternity wear online or in any of our stores.‘ which indicates they once had a maternity range but no longer do which is a shame as River Island is a popular shop.

We went into Dorothy Perkins but the sales assistant informed us that the maternity range isn’t available in our store and to have a look online. Having a look online isn’t exactly practical when you don’t know how pregnancy clothes will look on you and then you have the hassle of returning them if they don’t fit and waiting for new sizes being delivered. Not exactly convenient.

Then we tried Debenhams which I thought would would have some maternity clothes but the sales assistant said there wasn’t a maternity section for clothes. There is however a maternity range of bras which is something right? (I’m clutching at straws here!)

By now we were all very disappointed and Lauren still needed more maternity clothes. We had little choice but to end our shopping trip where we started – New Look. After having another look she chose another couple of tops and we called it a day. 

The sheer lack of choice has shocking! There is a real gap in the market here, there needs a maternity clothes shop in every town where woman can go instore and try on the clothes, I’m at a loss as to why there are no big maternity shops after all woman have been getting pregnant since the beginning of time.

What are you’re views? Where did/do you buy your maternity clothes? 


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        I have had black hair for around 8 years now and with summer fast approaching I really fancied a change so when was sent a box of Colour B4 to review I couldn’t wait.

        Firstly if you had thick or longer than shoulder length hair you will need two boxes, there’s nothing worse than only being able to cover half your hair. I’ve been there!

        If you have looked into Colour B4 you will probably have hear the it smells! To be honest I didn’t think it smelt that bad although family members would disagree!

        The only drawback to Colour B4 were the gloved provided. They are made of a very thin plastic material a bit like a plastic bag and they are very big. I found the gloves kept coming off when I was applying the mix to my hair, in the end tied a hair bobble around my wrist over the gloves to keep them in place.

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          I was born with blonde hair, but as I got older my hair got darker and is now a medium-dark brown naturally (I think) I haven’t seen my natural hair colour for around 8 years now.
          When I was younger I had my hair a variety of colours, purple, red, brown, black and more. There was however one colour I really wanted to try… Blonde!
          I have tried to get my hair to a blonde colour probably 3 or 4 times without success. On most of those occasions my hair went white at the roots and orange everywhere else. I would then dye my hair black to cover up the mess and be content with this for around a year until I’d decide I wanted to try going blonde again.
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