7 thoughts on “6 Things Comedians Need To Know About Facebook’s New Subscriptions Feature

  1. Derik Boik says:

    Well, damn it. Okay, now what? I have a personal profile and a fan page. Incidentally, I have twice as many friends as I do fans. Last month, I even attempted to get more of my “friends” to become fans by creating an event called, “I Like Derik Boik Week.” And, to provide a great incentive, I offered a prize (2 free movie tickets) but ONLY to a fan, drawn at random. I felt like it was a small success. I gained about 50 fans in a week. And now I know that the rest of my “friends” don’t want to be bothered with my comedy, which is fine with me. As you’ve even said before, it’s better that I know that, so I don’t have to waste time on them. (You DID say something like that, right?)

    SO, I use my fan page to post jokes, links to my website’s blog posts and new clips of my stand up. I don’t use my profile much at all. Now I SHOULD? I shouldn’t just post the exact same thing on both, right? I mean, COME ON, Facebook!

  2. Josh Spector says:

    It is kinda confusing, but I actually don’t think this should alter your strategy much. Your fan page is still more valuable than your personal profile page at this point because it allows you do to more with it (like run ads, etc.).

    This improves personal pages, but doesn’t make them as good as fan pages quite yet.

  3. Cliff Yates says:

    I too have a personal and fan page. It seems I would rather just have the fan page, but I don’t know if you can do that? I also have twice as many on my personal as fan page, but when I go to invite friends from the page, it shows that all friends have accepted, or indicates they have already accepted. So I’m not sure why I don’t have at least as many on fan page as personal. I should have more, because I have a few, who are fans, but not friends on personal page. I try to gear the fan page more to strictly comedy business and show information, and limit my posts to show announcements etc.

  4. Derik Boik says:

    Oh, I have seen that too but I hate to be the bearer of bad news: I think it actually means that they’ve blocked invites from you… either specifically you or possibly all comedians or even all pages.

  5. Josh Spector says:

    Facebook actually does allow you to now convert your personal profile into a fan page, but there’s a couple things to consider before you do that.

    First, if you do it, you can’t switch it back (I don’t think). Second, you can’t merge the two pages, so you’d just be essentially turning the personal profile page into a fan page because you only really want one page and that’s the one that has more fans for the moment.

    Not sure it’s worth doing, but it is an option if you wanna go that way.

  6. Derik Boik says:

    And also, like I said, some of my “friends” have absolutely no interest in being fans to my comedy page. I’m sure exactly why. Maybe they assume that I will spam them even though, in my invite I promise that I won’t… or maybe they just don’t think I’m that funny. In either case, wouldn’t turning my profile page into a fan page be like forcing them to be fans against their will? There’s no way that would be advantageous to either party. I think the only change I’ll make, is that every now and then, I’ll throw a little love to my profile page in the form of a funny anecdote or a link to something that I like. No sweat.

  7. cliff yates says:

    now my heart is broken,

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *