When it works the way it is supposed to, social networking is really just word of mouth advertising on steroids. (Thanks for that analogy Muddy!)
A friend mentioned an old cowboy on Facebook who is a western & wildlife artist. Of course this captured my attention in a heartbeat so I wandered over to check out the profile, where I found a link for his website www.cowboyartist.net.
Within moments, I found some old cowboy stories that I started reading and just knew I was going to want to hear more. Sure enough, I found a page where I could order audio CDs of his stories. It took me about 2 1/2 seconds to decide to place the order.
Ya know what I did as soon as I placed my order?
I went to Facebook and told my friends about this site. Within moments, a friend responded that she had a friend that would love this site and sent him a link…
Today, my order arrived, hand addressed, and neatly packaged in bubble wrap. (Yup, I popped every bubble!) Inside I found a handwritten note, thanking me for my order. You just don’t see that kind of personal service these days! Within moments, I was listening to the first of two CDs and let me tell you, I am hooked. I am so glad I found this site!
Do you remember how I found it?
Yeah, word of mouth.
Do you remember what I did as soon as I placed an order?
Yeah, I told my friends about it, who began to tell others about it.
Guess what I did a few moments ago after starting to listen to the stories?
Yeah, I went right back to Facebook and told my friends again!
Guess what I did after that? Yup, I started writing this blog post.
Ya know why?
Because this is exactly how social networking is supposed to work.
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com