Nine months ago, May 2012, I was at a sleepover at one of my good friends house. We are both huge The Hunger Games fans, and one of us -it might have been me- suggested we make a Hunger Games fan page. We both loved the idea, and spent ages pouring over the first book, looking for the perfect quote. Eventually we decided, and our page was officially created. “She has no idea. The effect she can have” – The Hunger Games.
I remember we spent hours posting things and asking for ‘promos’ on other pages. By the time we went to bed we had 30 likes on our page, and we were so excited. We didn’t realise what we’d gotten ourselves into. I’m not gonna be blunt – admining a fan page is hard work. For six months it was just me & my friend, asking for promos, sharing other pages, making statuses, posting photos. It was hard work. A promo by the way, you might have seen, is where one page will post on another page, “Hi there, promo for promo?” Basically you share there page, and they’ll share yours. A share for a share. It became harder to find new content. You have to be a good page. Posting at least once a day, doing promos every now and then when you (or another page) asks, so you get more likers. But then you can’t post stuff you’ve already posted, or steal something from another page without crediting them and you have to keep it HG related most of the time. After six months, in about November 2012, when we had only 300 likes, my friend and I opened an admin contest. We chose four trial admins, and three of those we’re taken on board, and are still with us today, three months later where we have 1145 likes!
But don’t get me wrong. Being a Facebook admin can be good fun. You have this power – being able to reach out and talk to people from all over the planet, bringing Hunger Games fans together. It’s great. And of course it doesn’t have to be HG. You could make a Harry Potter, or Divergent or The Host or Game of Thrones fan page. Or whatever page you want. It doesn’t even have to be a fandom page. If you’re thinking about creating a FB page, just remember that it can be a big commitment, and you have to be prepared and able to post regularly otherwise your fans won’t be impressed. And you don’t have to have more than one person to make a page (although it will certainly make it easier). Or if you don’t want to have the hassle of making the page from scratch, look out for pages that are running admin contest, and enter! You never know, you might win!
And please, if you are a Hunger Games fan and have the time, please go check out my page, and maybe even like it? It would mean the word to me and my fellow admins! And if you do like a lot of pages and they post content, like or comment on it. It means the world to us admins, so don’t be scared. There’s nothing better than having people like or comment on your statuses and photos! Thanks on behalf of the admins 😀
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