A Picture is Worth a Thousand . . . Page Views

Me in a sleeping capIt’s true. I’ve read–in several places–that the way to engage folks on your Facebook author page is with pictures. Having recently set-up just such a page, I decided to test this hypothesis.

Most of the posts on my page thus far have been links to this blog. Because it’s  a new page, those posts average 20-some views each with a handful of likes, shares and comments. Then, last week, I posted two photos. The one shown here of my at around eight years of age wearing my Little House on the Prairie sleeping cap and one of me NOW wearing a similar sleeping cap my mom sent as a joke. (You’ll have to check out my author page if you want to see that!).

I got 163 views and comments from my second grade teacher and grade school principal, neither of whom were existing Facebook friends. So that would be an 800% increase in traffic. I’m thinking that’s well worth digging out an old photo and donning a sleeping cap.

More photos appearing soon!

6 thoughts on “A Picture is Worth a Thousand . . . Page Views

  1. Mom

    I have a friend who started blogging recently and I really await her posts because she always has several pictures included. (and I remember you more like about six in that photo…)

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