Shhhh. I tell you a secret that Mr. Everything just doesn’t get. Being “random” with your friends does not actually, exactly come across as real friendship much of the time. Of course randomly popping in unexpectedly and throwing real help is certainly a friend-winning move, but being more likely to fail to show up when called, asked and needed is just not anyone’s idea of “supportive”. The further I go in social networking the more and more I find myself wondering if there isn’t really some upper hard limit of the number of Facebook friends one can have without turning into a Social Media Rock Star who just doesn’t get it.
I’ve long since realized that what really makes most things online go around is reciprocity. The way to get links from nice people with great audiences is to consistently link to nice people who provide good content. This was true when I started my first blog way back then and remains true today. Anyone who is serious about their blog will do all they can to encourage and respond to all comments to make the site a two way conversation with readers. Consistently drawing comments and becoming known as a site where discussions will take place greatly increases page views. It is in a sense so web publisher 101 that I remain a bit shocked that Mr. Everything doesn’t even have comments on his blog.
But as I’ve said before it can take all kinds of FB friends to succeed in your goals on the Interwebz, and I am genuinely proud to announce that Libdrone Books is signed up for Michael Q Todd’s #eavenar Social Media Conference, to be held February 16th and 17th from 12pm to 9pm Pacific Time both days, online. Although the exact arrangements are not yet finalized as I write this, the ticket will allow participants access to the teleconference website all hours on both days. All paid participants will also receive a free copy of Walking Down The Avenue v 1.2, the most comprehensive and up to date guide book there is for Empire Avenue. The early bird price of only $4.95 for the two day conference and the eBook is available only through February 8th.