I hope that this week was a joyous celebration for you! Our family had a wonderful time.
We ate way too much junk food. Yes, I confess, even GMOs, red dye #40 and HFCS. By Thursday we were all half sick from it. Apparently you build up a tolerance for these things, like alcohol, and it turns out we are NOT tolerant any more. I guess that’s good… that we’ve been eating well enough that our bodies no longer want junk. We are back on the clean eating wagon now and beginning to recover from the toxic soup.
It seemed there wasn’t a soul reading blog posts this past week and my mind was in a thousand other places so I didn’t get any new content up, though I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with folks on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
That brings me to an interesting conversation I had on Facebook. I’ve been obsessing over it a little, to be totally truthful. I get that way every now and then. It happened like this:
Me: As a Christmas present will you follow me on Twitter so I can pass the 900 mark? Pleeeeeease?
Awesome interactive follower #1: I don’t tweet.
Awesome interactive follower #2: Me neither but you can still follow.
Me: All the cool kids are doing it.
AIF #1: Yes, but I am officially a senior (at Beall’s at least)!
AIF #2: Hash tag this hash tag that its not cool kids its just people in a hurry to say blah blah blah.
Me: Haha! true but advertisers love numbers & this blogger needs a new pair of shoes!
Also, I’m trying to make a little money by doing what I love. That means I have to have numbers. Advertisers love blogs with a loyal following AND big numbers. Also, on social media, if person A “likes” or “follows” me then, automatically the platform in use will suggest my blog to person A’s friends, person B, C and D. If person D likes me too then E, F and G see my post pop up.
So… maybe… person A hits “like” just to be nice and throw me a number and they never read my blog again. It’s a little sad that they don’t want to be a true part of the community but not every tribe is for every person. However, it may turn out that person G becomes a dear friend.
I never would have reached person G if not for “A’s” action.
Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
If we work on our goals together, they may be a little easier to achieve!