10 Cool Ways to Customize Your Status Updates

By: Garin Kilpatrick

Status Updates are one of the best ways to keep in touch with your friends and get people excited about what you have to say.

With people scanning news feed updates all the time it helps to add some creativity to really make your status updates stand out from the pack.

By applying at least one of the following ten tips you will be able to add some extra style to your status updates so that your posts can stand out from the crowd!

1. Use Status Tagging to Tag a Page, Group, or Person

Status tagging is a feature Available only to those who access Facebook via a computer.

This feature allows you to tag a Page, Group, or Person by typing the @ symbol and then the name of what you are trying to tag.

By tagging in you updates you call attention to your status and help build the rand of the thing you are tagging.  This can be a great strategy for getting people to like your page if you tag your pave in an update.
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2. Post a Picture

A picture says a thousand words.  Post a cool picture and there is a good chance that people will like it.

If you have an iPhone you can download the free Instagram app to your phone add effects to your picture and easily share your content to Facebook and other social networks.

3. Post a Quote

Quotes are a great way to share some awesome sayings with your group.

There is no shortage of quotes websites on the Internet simply do a search for the topic you are looking for best quotes and you will find several sites with quotes from a variety of topics.

Find a few quotes you like and share them every once in a while with your friends.

4. Try Status Shuffle

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Status shuffle is an application that allows you to shuffle through thousands of status updates to find something that you could either use directly or adapt slightly to make your own.

If you are looking for a large selection of updates that you can sort through by topic this is a great app to check out.

Simply click the shuffle button until you find a status update that suits your style!

5. Flip your Text

The website fliptext.org allows you to take any text and flip it in it’s head.fliptext

Feel free to get creative with this, tell people you are standing on your head or something, and you are bound to get some people interested in your update.

6. Post AscII Art

Use this style of update if you want to past Facebook status art and really stand out from the crowd.

There is a very good chance people have not seen this style of update before.

Here are a few creative examples of what you could do:

_̴ı̴̴̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡*̡̡ ̴̡ı̴̴̡ ̡̡͡|̲̲̲͡͡͡ ̲▫̲͡ ̲̲̲͡͡π̲̲͡͡ ̲̲͡▫̲̲͡͡ ̲|̡̡̡ ̡ ̴̡ı̴̡̡ ̡͌l̡̡̡

♬ ♫ ♪ ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılı ♪ ♫ ♬

7. Schedule your Status Updates

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Scheduling status update is a way to make sure that status updates go out at the perfect time, whether or not you are there to post them.

For example, I have a status update scheduled for November 11th this year saying “Happy 11/11/2011!”

Using Hootsuite you can schedule updates to your profile and/or up to five pages you manage.

Another update scheduling service is Laterbro, which only enables you to schedule updates for your profile, but has the added benefit of setting recurring updates every day, week, month or even year!

8. Update your Status with a New App

Every Facebook Status update you post comes with an icon from the app that shows how you posted your update.

Post from different apps like Facebook for Chrome, Facebook Mobile, or Hootsuite.

9. Change your Relationship Statusfacebook-breakup

Changing your Facebook status is one of the best ways to make your status really stand out.  For whatever reason people love to comment on relationship statuses.

Recently Facebook changed the options available for relationship statuses.  Changing your relationship status to Single will likely still stand out the mos but now you also have the option for a “domestic partnership” and a few other new options as well.

10. Share a Link to a cool Article

Sharing cool links is a great way to get attention for your status updates.  I have found that updates about Facebook share especially well so if you want to get attention for your update go right ahead and share this article!

For more cool Facebook Tips make sure to sign up for our free Facebook Course.

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What do you do to make your status update stand out?  Let us know in the comments below!

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rin

been reading fbflow posts for a while now...managed to get few friends to "like" my fan page but that's about it...*sigh*...but there are more tips i haven't implement, so looking forward to doing it and seeing the result *nod nod*. anyway, thanks for all the tips ;)