So what happens when you post a humorous post to poke fun at your shallow WordPress goons? You get noticed as legitimate. Oops!
The day before I created my To All the Goons I’ve Liked Before Post, I made a new “views” record with 50 some “views” with 5 posts. The next day, the only post I did was the aforementioned. It doubled the record I had just set. But numbers don’t matter.
I’ve generated more activity on my blog with this single post than all my previous posts have generated. This post has generated more deep, useful comments than hours of reading and posting on other blogs. I’ve responded to each heartfelt comment and returned the favor. I thank each and every one of you for stopping by!
I was also impressed with the result. nearly 50% of users actually responded. That means only 50% of readers that “like” your material are being false. Of course, 90% of the posers responded in the first few hours. But, the course of events reaffirms that if you want a readership, let your audience know you are serious and honest. I was right in that honesty is its own reward, but it comes with bonuses. It earns friendships.
But most importantly, it has brought me closer to a community of like-minded individuals and writers. I’ve made some immediately amazing friends. Iain Sutherland, Brenda, and Karen to name a few. But, if you are looking for honest friends, check out the whole list of those who commented on To All the Goons I’ve Liked Before Post. Actually, just look below, I’ve created a list with links.
My readership can expect several follow-up posts that apply similar humor and “weeding out” of inconsequential feedback.
Thanks to all those that posted a comment on my blog, and thanks even more to those who moved to other materials on my blog. You can expect more comments on your blogs as well!
List of honorable bloggers with links:
Brenda – Writes Children’s stories and fairy tales. I highly recommend her.
Writer Mummy – A long-standing writer friend of mine. Published author of Dragon Wraiths.
KraftedKhaos – Changing the world, one garbage man at a time.
Karen – Very supportive writer.
Akira Okihu – Looking forward to more of this young man’s blog.