This writing project is really something new for me and so I decided to post my 500 words a day writings to my 'blog' on my website. I had not made use of the 'blog' link previously, however I have thought about it. (Oh, the many things I have THOUGHT about and not done...) I have a very small (minuscule) business called Barnwords where I paint words (primarily) on old barn wood boards and people buy them. Mostly people I know, but I've proudly sold a few to strangers.
I used to become quite frustrated as to why people who obviously liked my signs (they bought one for crying out loud) would NOT like my facebook page, Barnwords. I even made it easy for them by asking them to do it. I had hoped for traffic through the page originally, but now I am concentrating on the website. I am quite inexperienced at social networking as a means to sell or get seen.
I mean, I knew tons of other artists who had thousands of likers... why can't I? Funny how these phantom "likes" that I was missing seemed so important to me. Also worth noting I suppose, is that I am only talking about the business page. I am not interested in strangers as "friends" on FB, generally speaking.
Since posting on the website blog, I've had a HUGE increase in traffic to the site. Pretty cool. However, I have absolutely no idea WHO is visiting it. There is even a little FB icon at the bottom of the blog posts and people click "like" but the irony is... I have no way to see WHO these likers are! It seems rather funny. In the past, I just wanted likes...now I can't even see who is liking my posts. Oh, the irony. Anyway, it made me wonder about how we all want to be liked. Even when we don't care. I have always been one who "likes" the things I really like...not just because it seemed "nice to do"... and it's certainly more likely that we would LIKE something that we relate to in some way, as well.
During the course of reading these posts the past 8 days, Ive read many, many wonderful writings. SO MANY. I love being exposed to new ideas, new thoughts, new stories, new words. You all are an inspiring bunch! But whenever I read one that I relate to personally...It's like a jolt of excitement! (Hey they're LIKE me!!) I think it's probably a human attribute to want that connection with someone else, feeling like someone thinks like you do. I still feel very out of my league here, by the way, however I love participating for some reason. And I really want to see if I can go the whole 30 days...I like a challenge like that. like like like. x #500wordsaday