Sunday, May 22, 2011

Love Me, Love Me Not

Here's my take on following:

I would love it if you followed me on Facebook, Twitter, and here on my blog - but only if you want to.

I know that sounds stupid. No one is holding a gun to your head or anything, but if I run a contest and say you have to follow me somewhere just to enter then I do feel like I'm forcing you.

I've held contests in the past and require entrants to follow me because then they will magically be interested in everything I have to say! Right? Wrong. More often than not they followed me just to try to win a prize and then dumped me afterwards. I don't know if that made them feel icky, but it made me feel icky. I don't like that feeling. Do you?

I want you to follow me because you want to. That's it, really. A friend recently told me that's really bad marketing. Huh. Well, I think putting out a sucky book is bad marketing. Facebook, Twitter, and my blog are simply places to keep you up to date on what I'm doing if you already like me or my work....or my awesome collection of shoes!!! :)))))


  1. I follow you because I <3 you Megg :D

  2. Nice post...only I just realized that although I am following you on twitter and Facebook...I was not a GFC follower!!! Well I am now! It surprising that I didn't notice because I frequently read your posts!

  3. And I REALLY want to see a pic of all of your shoes!

  4. Aw, you guys are so sweet!!!! *HUGS*

  5. We follow you because you are a lot of fun. Well, and because you are talented, but I still follow you because you're a barrel of laughs.

  6. I agree. When I do giveaways, I've been making optional entries if you choose to follow me (or the author, etc), and don't require "proof" that they've done this. It's their choice. I don't want to force anyone to follow me!

    I've really enjoyed following you so far! <3