Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Be Personable… to a Point (re: Using Facebook if You’re a Business)

I’m all for being personable on your business Facebook page.

In fact, I love interacting as a consumer with businesses on Facebook that are prompt and helpful, in addition to coming across in a friendly manner.

But, this (see below) is ridiculous.


I don’t follow your business page because I want to hear about your pets… or the food that you’re eating, or your medical problems. I follow you because I’m interested in your… uh… business.

If you are a photographer, I want to see photos, updates on sessions, insight into how you run your business. Keep your cat vomit stories to your personal profile please.

You may disagree. If you do, tell me why by leaving a comment. I’m interested.


Side note: I didn’t get my panties in a bunch because of this single post. I’m constantly wading through my feed – seeing updates from ‘businesses’ on Facebook that have nothing to do with their business. Call me crazy, but I don’t think it should work that way. And that’s my opinion as a consumer and as a page admin representing several businesses.

Jenna Baze is a rather geeky girl with average social skills and an affinity for: Google Apps, Salesforce.com, Pinterest, natural light photography and finding creative ways to avoid doing dishes (which includes updating a handful of blogs).
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Mobile-Optimized Blog Format

I recently discovered that Blogger (formerly known as Blogspot), which I use to publish this blog, has introduced an optional mobile-optimized format.

So, whether you are viewing this blog on your computer or on your mobile device (such as an iPhone or BlackBerry), you should see the appropriate version for that medium.

On my iPhone it looks like this:

I hope that this improves the blog-viewing experience for all readers.

If you use Blogger, you can enable this setting by doing the following:

  • Log in to Blogger
  • Click on the blog for which you want to customize the format
  • Click on Template
  • Click on the cog icon under the 'Mobile' graphic and subheading
  • Choose the template that you wish to apply

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

#DF11 Afterglow (in brief)

While Dreamforce 2011 might be over, I am still compiling my notes and ideas.

I'll be sharing a post with my thoughts soon, but in the meantime, thanks to Salesforce for organizing yet another awesome conference. I appreciated getting to meet many new people and reconnecting with others.

I'm eagerly awaiting some of the new tools and features that will be coming in the next year.

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