Okay, blog pimpin’ is actually pretty easy, but it’s not something I’d normally go out of my way to do.
You see, my Faithful Readers, I’m not normally one to use my blog as a vehicle for shameless promotion—except for self-promotion, that is—but today I can’t pass up the opportunity to rock some shameless promotion for someone else.
Andrew Miller—a fellow Minnesota State graduate, wordsmith, and an all-around nifty fella—is implementing one of the most original forms of bribery to push readership and fanship right now and I cannot help but support the cause.
Andrew’s blog, “The Miller Times,” has been featured in my blogroll (that’d be that list over to the right) for a while now, but he’s recently stumbled upon a renewed sense of bloggitude and has been churning out plenty’o’good reads.
As such, I think he deserves a little more traffic and some free marketing for his current campaign.
The campaign’s intent is to nearly double the number of fans on his blog’s Facebook page, a noble cause if ever there was one and one that I’ll support any day of the week.
Here’s the gist of his marketing campaign, straight from Mr. Miller’s fingertips:
“I’m announcing a new contest today, a Tell-a-Thon, if you will. If I can hit 400 fans this week, I’m going to randomly mail out autographed boxes of Triscuits to 10 somewhat lucky fans. (Yeah, Triscuits!) Do me a favor, and suggest this page to your friends. If nothing else, do it for the delicious crackers.”
If you’ve been to the “Blank Stares and Blank Pages” Facebook page and/or the “Cheap Seat Chronicles” (that’s my sports blog for the uninformed) page at Facebook, you’ve no doubt seen that both pages support “The Miller Times.”
If you’re a fan of my blogs on Facebook: a) thanks a ton and b) why not go ahead and get your fan on for another bad-ass blog.
It’s like the old saying goes: the third time’s a charm, when it comes to blog fanship on Facebook.
Seriously, a freakin’ charm!!
It’s like an unwritten rule. You’ll win the lottery or something, or at least you’ll seriously up your odds of snagging some free Triscuits…and who doesn’t love themselves some Triscuits?!
Carrot Top and Commies, that’s who.
So if you’re not Carrot Top or a Commie, head on over to Facebook and get your fan on for “The Miller Times.”