Is It Time to Ditch Your Blog for Facebook Notes?

Facebook Notes

Wouldn’t it be great if you could blog straight from Facebook, without having to use dedicated blogging platforms like WordPress or Blogger? Well, that’s actually possible, because of a Facebook app known as Notes.

What is Facebook Notes?

Facebook Notes is a blog utility that lets you create posts with formatted text and embedded media files. Like all of Facebook’s tools, it works flawlessly, and it’s great fun to use. That’s why Notes has become quite popular as of lately.

But Is Notes a Substitute for WordPress or Blogger?

It can be. Notes is light, accessible, and more importantly, integrated into Facebook. These make it an attractive tool for any Facebook user. After all, why bother with a separate blogging platform when you can blog directly through Facebook?

Notes has both advantages and disadvantages compared to WordPress and to Blogger.

  • Tags

With Facebook Notes you can use tags to attract the attention of your friends, thus encouraging them to reply to your post. The way Notes uses tags is simply wonderful.

Blogs use tags as well, but they do it differently. WordPress relies on tags to sort posts, making it easier for readers to find blog posts based on tags. But while this makes blog discovery easy, it doesn’t necessarily make blog promotion so.

  • Permalinks

Facebook Notes doesn’t give you a permalink for your private notes. What’s more, for privacy reasons, Facebook will show each viewer a unique link to your note.

WordPress and Blogger, on the other hand, use permalinks effectively to make your URLs more organized and SEO friendly. Serious bloggers won’t be able to dispense with permalinks easily.

  • Media Space

With Facebook Notes there are no limitations in terms of the media space you can use. You can upload as many images, infographics, and the like as you want.

Blogger, on the other hand, offers only 1GB of free space. WordPress offers 3GB, but if you want more, you’ll have to pay for it.

  • Custom Domain

You cannot get a custom domain for your Facebook Notes, at least not yet. This can be a big deterrent for many would-be Facebook bloggers.

Getting a custom domain with both WordPress and Blogger is easy and can be done in minutes.

  • Spam

Spam is not a big problem for Facebook Notes users, not even for posts made public, since only users logged into Facebook can leave comments.

WordPress makes spammers life easy by allowing unregistered users to comment on blogs. That being said, both WordPres sand Blogger have plenty of spam-control measures in place, and spam is not usually a problem.

Conclusion

Notes is a cool Facebook app that many like, and some love. And one day in the not-so-distant future, after some improvements, it may become the most accessible blogging solution available for any Facebook user. But for right now, WordPress and Blogger, are more powerful blogging platforms with important features that not even Facebook aficionados can disregard.

About Jason Phillips

The post is shared by Jason Phillips; he is a social network enthusiast and loves to do video chat with multiple people. Apart from that he is a professional entrepreneur and part time blogger.

Comments

  1. Custom Domain
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    Getting a custom domain with both WordPress and Blogger is easy and can be done in minute
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  2. Wade Hooks says:

    I don’t think I want my blog permantly linked to Facebook. Maybe I’m a bit old fashioned, but I like my blog to be as independent as possible. I think it gives my blog more leverage and more reach and I’d rather give people the opportunity to access my blog without the need to log into Facebook.

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  4. I’ve not considered Notes before but I think it could actually be an option. it makes real sense if you have a strong Facebook following as it makes it easy for your friends to get access to your content.

    I don’t think I would replace my other blogs but it would make sense to set up a new blog with unqiue articles for my Facebook followers. It would be another incentive to Like my company too. Great article thanks!

  5. I agree with @Wade. Yes, Facebook has become one of the easiest ways to connect with people but seeing Notes as a potential alternative to blogging with WP or Blogger is not really becoming flexible as you’re just going to follow a very simple layout. You’re not really exploring new things for your venture because you’re going to be using the same layout that the ordinary Facebook user would utilize to post random and not necessarily important things.

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