Thursday, April 5, 2012

Branding Business with the New Facebook Timeline

Do you have a Facebook page for your business?  Is your new timeline picture all set?

Ugh, why does FB insist on changing things up so often?  Waaahhhh!  It's not that I have a big aversion to change ~ really I don't!  It's just that I'm really busy now juggling all my sewing and my new Pinterest addiction.  No, really, I'm sewing like a mad woman in preparation for my show later this month.  And I am spendng too much time on Pinterest I suppose.

 When I learned that FB was switching all business pages to their new timeline format on March 30th I had to scramble to find the perfect photo.  Shower caps and aprons seem disparate, at least on the surface.  I wanted to use an image that married these two ideas while showing a bit of my personality, and somehow tell the story of my business.

Naturally, Captain Project and I set about to take more pictures.  My loyal blog followers know well our appetite for goofy pictures.  Here are a few we shot:

Mixer as a weapon:

Captain Project explaining how he wants me to pose:

What?!  The whip cream was about to drip.

Caught sampling the props again:

Here's the final product ~ my new timeline graphic:

I'm grateful that my lovely and talented daughter, Natalie...

(Loving her new, Retro bike!  See her pooch, Dakota, peeking out from behind?)

...pulled it together for me!

Still thinking about tweaking the words a bit.  What do you think?  I'd REALLY love your opinion!

Here's my list of "still to-do's for my FB page:
  1. Interesting posts about how RR came to be
  2. business
  3. Milestone posts documenting my first sale to my IPO (hahahaha!  Just checking to see if you're reading this.).
  4. Create tabs.  One for customer pictures, another for products, and maybe a third with videos?
  5. I also need to figure out how the pinning and highlighting works.
If you're like me, trying your best to leverage your brand on FB, you might find these articles interesting:

If you haven't already, I'd sure appreciate you visiting my page!

Share your thoughts on the new timeline, and what you like/don't like about my new image and you're entered to win this month's blog giveaway...

...This vintage, tin tray.  Drawing is April 30th ~ good luck!


Paula Parrish said...

Dang girl!!! You are always so super creative, I love your new FB timeline graphic and new photos.
Smiles, Paula

Perfectly Printed said...

I love your timeline pics! I have so much to learn too... I still don't know how to ad a button to my blog, my youngest daughter does it for me, and so many other things. I will learn, but in the meantime that goodness for daughters!


My Vintage Mending said...

I love your pictures. Timeline is perfect. I like the wording. I steer clear of facebook. For fear that I would never be able to get past it. Lord knows I could pinterest all day long. Its research! Smiles...Renee

Donna said...

I love your timeline pics also! You are very creative with your photos :) I adore the bike your daughter has and the furbaby is precious.
I liked you on FB.

Julie Harward said...

I love the timeline header that your daughter helped you put together, really cute! I also love her old bike! Happy Easter! :)

Jingle said...

That looks great!!!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I just love that your family is so involved in working on this project with you! That is just such a huge blessing! You all did a fantastic job! I think the header and all of your pictures look fun and retro! Fun, fun, fun!
PS Now I am off to check out your FB

Dell said...

Awesome pics and fabulous ideas. Good luck with the FB changes.

Natalie said...

looking good mama!

kim said...

I haven't had any issues with the new time line. Learning curve of course but other than that, no biggie. I love the look of your Facebook page! It's so cute!

Easter was a big deal in my family too. Always had a new dress, hat, purse and gloves!

donna said...

Love your face book page. You always have the best give aways. Super cute. Thank you for the chance to win.

Becky said...

Your Timeline looks great. I've been trying to uplaod one and either my computer is mad at me or facebook is! I'll figure it out eventually.