Why Can’t Blogger and Facebook Play Nicely?

Blogger usually works great. Facebook usually works great. So why can’t Blogger and Facebook play together nicely?The problem is that, if inside Facebook I link to a post of mine managed by Blogger, Facebook does not pick up the lead paragraph of the post (which obviously is what I want). Instead, Facebook picks up my bio line, which is completely unrelated to the contents of the post.

Others have told me that the problem arises from Blogger’s non-standard formatting. Regardless, I imagine that the whiz kids either at Blogger or at Facebook easily could fix the problem, if they’d attempt to do so.

Alternately, perhaps there’s something simple that I could do to fix the problem — though I’ve tried a variety of strategies, all without success. If somebody has a suggestion, please leave it in the comments.

Otherwise, I may have to undergo the serious hassle of switching over to Word Press.

[January 24, 2013 update: Obviously this post now appears on a WordPress site; I moved it here from the old site.]

1 thought on “Why Can’t Blogger and Facebook Play Nicely?”

  1. Comment by Rob October 3, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Have you tried the Networked Blogs app? That’s what I use.

    Comment by PerlStalker October 3, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    I use RSS Graffiti to push my blog into facebook and it seems to work without issue. The happiness comes from the fact that both RSS Graffiti and Networked Blogs work off the RSS feed which strips all of the extra crap out leaving just the content.

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