We, The Bloggers, like Facebook for many reasons. One of them are our followers with all of their comments, likes, ideas and all the other things we share which make our blogs better. Of course, you have to be honest and also admit it's the thing that counts when you negotiate with a potential sponsor.
Facebook has been changing the rules for Pages very often in the past few months, sometimes it's very hard to keep the track with all the changes.
However, one thing I've learned even as a blogging newbie, is the fact that the likes count. But not in the way you would've expected. For some reason, Facebook only recognizes likes made from personal profiles. I suppose it's set that way in order to avoid false likes. It's their right to set the rules, but there is a thing we can do to boost each others' page and in that way to help each other (since blogging is all about community) - we can like the Pages with both, our personal profile, as well as with our FB pages. The procedure is very simple, and I'll show it to you in a few easy steps (the page I'm liking in the example is my own FB Page).
Don't be confused, I use FB in my mother tongue (and you'll notice some options are still in English), but the buttons are in the exact same place when you use it in English.
Find the page you wish to like, then first like it from your personal profile. Then click on the little button for options and choose "like as your Page". This even works if you have more than one Page (I do myself), because you'll be able to choose between the Pages. For example, I blog in my mother tongue and in English as well, so therefore I have separate Facebook pages.
And that's it! You will notice the number of likes has changed when you liked it from your personal profile, but not when you liked it as a Page.
Personally, I prefer commenting as a Page (meaning you'll notice me as The Stepford Wife). It is my way of protecting privacy on Facebook and I've noticed many other bloggers do the same.
However, I like sharing some blogging suport and I believe this definitely is one of the best ways. And of course, to get outside as a blogger. (Did I mention I am a newbie?)
What are your experiences? Do you prefer using your personal account on FB or do you use it as a Page?
What about the number of likes you are getting? Pages or personal profiles - which of the two is more like to like you?