L is for “Like Me”

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LDo you like me? Will you like me? Did you like me yet? Oh, because it’s oh-so-important that you like me. On Facebook, I mean.

Because I need you to like me. All of you. Even if I don’t know you or care to hang out with you. Because if you like me (and then tell your friends to like me), then I can tell other people how many people like me and then they’ll think…

Quite frankly, I don’t know what they will think. I know what they’re supposed think. They’re supposed to be super-impressed if the number’s really high.  And then my Worth points grow in the video game of life. (Conversely, if the number’s really low, the way my number is, then they will shake their heads and pity me.)

Of course, what they should be thinking, is “Wow! You certainly know how to navigate the changing face of social media! You must be really adept at manipulating Facebook’s ever-changing algorithm!”

Or—“OMG. You must be one of those people who sends self-promotional emails with lots of exclamation points bcc-ing everyone in your inbox, e-flogging them into submission until they click the stupid thumb’s up button on the url you’ve inserted into your signature. That never works. I’m not surprised that you have such few likes.”

But you know what? I don’t care what you think about my number of Facebook likes. I don’t care if you think I’m a loser such few people have bothered to click on those links. Or if you think I’m a shameless bragster for trying to get the number higher.

I couldn’t care less what you think of me for trying to get as many people to like my Facebook page.

But I do want you to like me.

So if you wouldn’t mind clicking on this link and “liking me?” OMG, that would like, make me like, totally happy.

And if you need me to, I’ll totally like you back.

8 thoughts on “L is for “Like Me”

  1. I think I like you. This seriously cracked me up, but I get the point.

    You’re doing better on FB than me. I honestly don’t put a lot of store in Facebook page likes. Comments on my blog threads and Twitter interactions are mostly what I care about. Once I get though the first year of what I’m doing and have enough original content generated to spend a weekend or two packaging 500 posts for Facebook, the ol’ fan page will come around.

    I will say, the repetition of that link is what got me. It was the “video game of life” that I clicked.

    best of luck with the challenge, and I find your honesty about the self-promotion refreshing.

    • Thanks, Gene! I feel like one of those guys under the freeway with a cardboard sign that reads “WHY LIE? NEED MONEY FOR BEER.” Why be coy? I’m fishing for Facebook likes! Nice to see you on the challenge.

  2. Sue LeBreton

    Interesting that Gene is more interested in Twitter. Love how you nailed the “like” addiction that comes.

    • Do you tweet Sue? I’m trying to get into it. I think it has a better reach for finding others with like interests. I love my FB friends and 99% of them are “real” friends. But we don’t always have the same interests! If I’m focusing on writing and publishing, I’m also interested in reaching out to others who do the same.

      But then when does one find time to actually write!

  3. I “love” this. So true about FB. I hated it at first, but I’ve come to terms with it. I have fun with it and have good conversations with people on there, so it’s not about the numbers for me.

    • That’s how I feel about my personal page, Cheryl. It’s where I connect virtually with my real-in-the-flesh-friends. But my author page is a different deal. It’s hard to keep up the drive to pull people’s focus there.

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