How to import your blog feed into Facebook

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There are several ways of doing this, but I am going to show you how to do it using the tools Facebook offers directly.

If anyone uses a service to do this like TwitterFeed or something similar, feel free to post in the comments below and let me know your feelings about their service. I for one don’t like to rely on third party services unless it is absolutely necessary.

To start, you must first have a blog, it could be self hosted on your own domain name or it could be on Blogger.com or WordPress.com. It doesn’t really matter where your blog is you just need to have an RSS feed which all blogs do.

If you are using a WordPress blog with your own host and you have not redirected your feeds to feedburner or the like, then your feed url will be something like http://philmcdonnell.com/feed if you have redirected your feeds to another site you will need to get your feed from there.

Once you know your feed url, you need to login to Facebook and follow the steps below:

( For the impatient here is a short cut to edit your blog feed url: http://www.facebook.com/editnotes.php?import you have to be logged in.)

Once logged in to Facebook, on your home page, hover over the settings tab and then click on the applications setting selection:

Once on that page scroll down to the Notes application and click on it’s link.

You will then be directed to the page that holds your friends notes. On the top right of the content section of this page you will see a link that says ‘Edit Import Settings’:

Go ahead and click on the Edit Import Settings link. You will then see the following:

Here you can enter your blog feed url so that Facebook can automatically pull your posts from your blog right into your stream for your friends to see. This all happens automatically once you have it all setup so you never have to think about it again, unless of course you change your blog address :)

Your blog posts will now appear in your notes tab on your profile and they will also appear in the stream on your profile and your friends news feed.

Well that’s it for this small tutorial, I hope you found it helpful. If you have any questions please leave me a comment below or feel free to use my contact form to contact me.

Do you want to know how to easily get your blog posts to feed to Twitter? Stay tuned for the next tutorial that will help you do just that.

~Phil


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