A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook
If you are a regular reader (yes you Mr X, I found out who you are and a case of champers is on its way, without one person actually reading it does seem a bit pointless to write!), then you’ll know I blogged about some less than happy comments on a fantastic win I had last Friday.
Well, a few more happened over the next few days – and some people put their sleuthing incapabilities to work and realised that 2 + 2 = 6. They found my blog here at Toldyah and started making all sorts of strange assumptions! Conspiracy theories flew ’round Facebook quicker than a US presidential assasination (ok ok – you found me out – I was the sniper on the grassy knoll).
After it got really stupid (having been amusing for the 2 hours before that) I decided I perhaps should explain that Toldyah The Blog, and Tania the apparent professional comper with undies of steel were in fact the same person. My only thought was just to stop the stupidity that was affecting the Appliances Online FB page, but it ended up in a completely unexpected and somewhat hilarious result. Not to mention a HUGE lesson in marketing 101.
I had my 2 biggest ever visitor numbers on the day I posted and the next day – WOW. Now – this blog isn’t well-known (wish it was – if any syndicated media outlet would like to pick it up – I write cheap). In fact, getting 100 readers on a day would make me crack open the bubbly, but hey, 80 people having a gander isn’t bad when I don’t yet have a website ready or the launch up and running.
VERY IMPORTANT LESSON HERE – PUBLICITY IS ALL GOOD, EVEN WHEN ITS BAD.
Dont get me wrong – I am not planning to go get arrested (I’m not as rich or influential as Paris or Ms Lohan). But making a controversial statement can be both fun and rewarding for business……. and THAT is a marketing tool I can use for my launch plan.
So – anyone out there in reader land want to suggest some controversial topics I could bend to my advantage? I am also putting a survey up on this topic for some of my ideas….
And if you have come over from Appliances Online – hello and welcome! Yes – the recipe on the Cook Me page really is mine, but no, my undies aren’t made of steel. They are diamond encrusted tho’