Facebook Wall comments — we write them on our friends’ posts and we hope for them on our own posts. Many Facebook experts offer advice on how to write great Facebook wall comments that will generate replies.
We’re all paying attention, right? I’m told that engaging our friends with lots of comments back-and-forth will help us appear in each others’ Newsfeeds. Have you heard this, too? This is what we want, right?
Like most of us, I’m learning slowly but surely. So far, however, my Facebook wall comments have been elusive. Every day I comment on many friends’ posts, and I post several times a day, but most of my posts receive at most a few comments, if any.
It may be denial, but I think I’m doing the right things, just not well enough. I envy watching a few of those experts write what seem to be simple posts, and then they receive a ton of juicy Facebook wall comments. Aaargh! What do I need to know?
Let me tell you a story about Facebook Wall comments. I’m still trying to decide what to learn from it.
On a sad day last month, I posted the above photo on my Facebook profile. You can see it (and the story behind it, and all the comments I received) in my Timeline for March 15. It received 141 comments from my friends, as well as from strangers who since then have become my friends. Sure, about a fourth of those comments are mine, replying back to the commenters, but I was astonished at the size of the response.
I haven’t experienced anything like that since, and I’d like to know what I created to generate all that activity. Was it the ghastly photo? Did I conjure up a scenario that everyone dreads? Did I have the great (mis)fortune to post something most people hadn’t seen before, and they were just curious?
And when I finally figure out how to attract comments to my Facebook profile, I’ll turn my attention to my Facebook Page. More important, especially for marketing my band.
How about YOU? What do you think accounts for the flood of Facebook Wall comments I received? How can I repeat it?
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