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I'm wondering if anyone might lend a hand... I've just started a Facebook fan page for my FAA art, and took a look at the examples under the facebook shopping cart app...
Mandy Wiltse's Fan Page Shopping Cart
I thought that looked great, but I'm wondering how to import all the art, the galleries, etc... there was alot of work & info in that example page, and I'm flabbergasted as to where to start importing all that stuff for the page.
The image here is as far as I've managed to get...
I should point out however that I have total control on how my post is presented, and not how another site (FAA) is presenting it, which gives it a more professional look. Also my images are not the same as here on FAA as each one is of low resolution and has my website address on it, for when the images are taken and used on blogs etc, as they have been in the past.
You just pick and image you want for your cover image - or create one in photoshop or whatever program as Martin did. I had my logo as mine, but just changed it to one of my images.
There is no importing of images or galleries involved with the widget. That is done automatically. You just link it to your FB page in the apps section. I did it a long time ago, so can't tell you step by step how, but it's a simple process.
Because I curse like a sailor and have personal/family info on my regular page. I have the artist page to maintain some privacy and to perpetuate an illusion of professionalism. :) I have a lot of "likes" on my artist page - I don't want that many "friends" on my personal page.
" I have the artist page to maintain some privacy and to perpetuate an illusion of professionalism. :) I have a lot of "likes" on my artist page - I don't want that many "friends" on my personal page." from Cynthia above
I totally agree. I have lots of photos of family and grandkids on my personal page, plus links to them. Anything they tag to me can be seen by all my 'friends' which would include lots of strangers if I had my art connections there too. Plus, my family and friends would not appreciate being bombarded with every art and photo image I might post. Personal should stay separate from professional, in my opinion.
I haven't done an arts FB page yet and am still reading things like this and looking at what's out there before starting one myself. I'm still getting photos onto FAA. Discussions like this are very helpful though.
You know, we use the term fan page, but I haven't seen the term fan page used on Facebook. I think it's an outdated term, and we should use the term artist page because that is what we are are asked to make. Unless I'm wrong; honestly, I'm still confused. I haven't found the app column, and when I try to import images at the Facebook prompts, all I get are FAA stock images; none of my own.
I want my "buyers" to know my personal life as well. What they see is what they get. Yes, my family and pals also see my images. Gives them a change of pace from whatever else they post. As one of my "friends" said, "visiting your page is like going to an art gallery."
Robert I appreciate your approach, sincerely. It's good to be transparent. For me, it would mean 3,000 plus people hearing about my mother's knee replacement or knowing what my vacation plans are. I prefer to keep the two separate. It just works better for me.
I didn't read the feed above, so this may already be there, but you can customize the avatar (picture) for your faa shop...
I have neglected my Facebook page lately, removed bio and some information to re-do since I am rebuilding another personal website... but here is mine. I have the black and white round staircase shown for my FAA shop... https://www.facebook.com/dianasainzphotography
sorry if I am repeating anything from above... I haven't read all of the post
I tried to add a tab yesterday( at the top of the Facebook Page) with the twitter logo...I went to edit...hit the + (add to) but could not get the option to add twitter...I wonder if you have to go behind the scenes with twitter to allow the app in order for it to be implemented on Facebook? I was going to do enable it yesterday, but all Facebook gave me was the option on the regular Facebook profile, not the artist page...
My problem is - I have deleted - I think - my once upon a time facebook page - since I haven't gotten any emails now in several months from FB - perhaps they finally deleted it. I don't want a "personal" FB page. My life is PRIVATE - but I'd like to have an artist page on FB. I have no clue how to do one without the other. I'm totally NOT interested in "friends and family" nor in telling about anything I'm doing other than my art. That my grandchildren are horrible little brats and their mother walks the street and that my dear son is brain dead - is not anyone's business but theirs - if THEY want to announce that to all "civilization" - they are quite welcome - but we've had a discussion about putting my name, my picture or my address on there. We don't even tell them when we go on vacation - because I'm not into someone coming by my house while I'm gone and they haven't the good sense not to tell the world. Friends - I have a few, maybe - but they get email or face to face - I don't do the telephone/cell or otherwise. And I'm most certainly NOT into those silly games played on FB.
So I've left FB alone - I suppose it could be useful - but at what cost personally?