I browse through the Etsy forums from time to time looking for a thread that might interest me. This title certainly caught my eye: "I made a tutorial on how to make a welcome Tab for your Facebook Fan Page". I loved that concept so I checked out the links provided in the thread.
It seems to be a real simple thing to do. All I really needed to do was design the graphics for my page, then follow a set of directions. I can do that. Well if you read some of my blog entries you know that I like to outsmart myself. I designed the graphics for my page and followed the directions. (this is the part where I outsmart myself).
I could get the graphics loaded but the part about embedding a link in the page to take fans to my Etsy shop took them to the picture in my Picassa web album. I beat my head against the wall for about 4 hours. No matter what I did I couldn't fix it. I even went back and read the post (instead of just skimming the highlights). I finally sent The Curious Pug an email. In the reply she went so far as to type up the exact code so that all I had to do was replace the picture information. This is where you learn that if you are following a computer code verbatum, it may be a good idea to do just that.
After an hour I had just about decided that my fans would appreciate visiting my web album instead of my store. The only difference between what I used and What she used was that the Pug used Photobucket,, so I uploaded my Graphics to Photobucket and that fixed it. I guess it has to do with the way Picassa links back to the picture. But it works now. Check it out. http://www.facebook.com/Cheryls.Purple.Cow?ref=ts
Here is a link to the post in The Curious Pug's Blog:
My next blog post will be an interview with The Curious Pug. I will have information on upcoming tutorials on her blog. Look for it within the next couple of days.