Facebook is making a big move by resurrecting an old feature that has been given a new spin: Facebook Notes. As infrequent bloggers and citizen journalists continue to pop up, there has been a decisive need for an easy-to-use platform for hosting and sharing content. Now, Facebook joins the likes of Medium and Tumblr with a tool for sharing long form thoughts, opinions, and stories.
Facebook as a blogging platform might sound a little off the beaten path, but it comes with a distinct advantage: it’s already being distributed to all of your friends and followers, and can be available for public access too. You now have a lot more flexibility for images and formatting rather than depending on the bare-bones style of its previous versions. Writers now have the option of using cover and main body images, bullet points, headings, and even block quotes.
These stylistic options will go far in encouraging users to choose the platform over traditional blogging means. The new Facebook Notes focuses more on a clean layout and ease of use, making it simple for people to start blogging without having a lot of technical know-how.
Sharing your content beyond Facebook
You can still have control over your online brand even if you choose to use Facebook Notes as your primary blogging platform. Using one or multiple custom domains names that forward to your existing social media profile can help you maximize your online presence. Even if you don’t have a custom website, you can still use an interesting domain name to share your online presence with others.
And there are a ton of New Domains out there that can help you stand out in your industry and online. Bloggers or those who write about current events can use a .NEWS domain to establish themselves as an authoritative source of information. Those in the applicable professions could use .DENTIST, .LAWYER, or .VET for a URL that explains who you are and what you do. And that’s only the beginning—there are hundreds of New Domains out there that can identify your business, interests, beliefs, or the type of content on your website.