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You can now write a blog on Facebook

This post was originally posted as a Facebook Note on my Facebook page.

Facebook Notes has been around for quite a while but it has not been updated since around 2010 so if you have a look at past notes that people have written, you will probably find they are a few years old now.

As part of the ongoing battle in social media to stay ahead of the others, Facebook have decided to re-launch “Facebook Notes”. The idea of “notes” is that it enables members to write longer posts so it more or less adds a blogging feature to Facebook.

The editor is quite easy to use, as you type, 2 menu icons appear on the left of the line you are editing. if you hover over the text icon (on the right), more options appear as shown in the image below:

facebook notes menu 1

You can see that there are a few useful formatting options:

  • set headings (H1 or H2)
  • bulleted lists
  • numbered lists
  • quotes
  • and brackets

The quotes option is nice:

facebook notes quote

If you highlight some text you have typed, another formatting menu appears so you can format the text. You can also add links if you wish.

facebook notes menu 2facebook notes brackets

facebook notes imagesThe editor allows you to add a photo to the header (like I have done above) and also to include more photos within the body of the content like this. If you hover over the image, you can select options to align left, centre or right or to remove it. I used the align right option here so it wraps the text around the image.

If you click on the menu image icon, you can browse and upload a new image from your PC or select one from those images you have already in your Facebook account.

As with all such features, the best way to get to know them is to have a play around with them.

Have fun with it.

Steve Wood owns and runs Scalar Enterprises based in Portsmouth in Hampshire. He offers a range of services including Web design and Internet marketing to small businesses and SMEs in Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

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