It’s called “social networking”, and if you have internet access and friends, it’s difficult to escape it.
Ah yes, my skeptical friends and readers believe they can avoid it; and while some have successfully done so, I have not been so successful.
LilSis convinced me several years ago that joining Facebook would help increase my web presence and exposure. The end result would, of course, be to grow my businesses.
However, being somewhat socially-network challenged, I did not immediately appreciate the far-reaching capabilities of Facebook nor did I take advantage of the networking potential it offers.
After being signed up on Facebook for about, oh maybe, three years, don’t you think it’s high time I put the power of this social-networking phenomenon (read: craze) to work for me?
If not, then I don’t expect you will be participating in the accompanying contest I am going to offer as a little incentive to lure you on over to the new page that is launching right after this post gets published. Or maybe, just maybe this will be the bait that gets you hooked on Facebook, and your Generation X family members will be so proud of you! (Hey–they might even buy you an I Pad or laptop for Christmas!)
Oh, what will you be missing if you don’t participate? Just a nice little prize, that’s all.
What kind of prize? One of my photographs? No. Something from Community Coffee? No. (Although I do have one more nifty plastic canister I could give away.) How about a pony ride? No. I don’t have a pony, or that might be a nice prize. A boat ride? Now you’re getting warmer. A fishing trip? Warmer still. A night at Camp Dularge? You’re getting hot.
And if you guessed the prize just might have something to do with one of my businesses–Wetland Tours, Casual Charters, or Camp Dularge– then you would be getting so H O T, you’re burning up!
Here’s all you have to do: Go to facebook.com and sign up using your email address. Don’t worry about all the gory details, just sign up for now and you can figure all that our later. When in doubt, on your profile page, limit everything to “friends only”. Besides, you don’t have to tell anybody anything about yourself if you don’t want to.
The reason you are signing up is so that you can go to my Bayou Woman page, and press the “LIKE” button.
Everyone of my current blog readers who goes over to the Bayou Woman Facebook page, clicks LIKE and leaves a comment will be entered into a random drawing for a $100 gift certificate that can be used toward a Wetland Tour, Casual Charters, or a night at Camp Dularge.
Once you get to the Bayou Woman page, do not get confused by the message there to my CURRENT Facebook friends. They have their own contest, which is a challenge to come over here to this blog and sign up for the newsfeed!
(If this ends up being too confusing for the social-network challenged, then I will re-visit the contest and see how we can change things.)
So, let the Facebooking begin, my friends!