Beggin for You To Like Me….

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Man, this guys’ work is GOOD…. (Photo credit: facebook engancha, Wikipedia)

Okay, I admit it, I’m beggin’ for all your help!

I told myself I’d never do this, but it’s just not happenin’ as fast as I thought it would. Or maybe not so much “fast,” as…at all.

I got this Facebook page, see.

Only 19 Likes.”

I’ve tried spreading the word by word of mouth, but even my mouth has limitations (yes, Dad, I know, hard to believe…).

You see, I thought I’d organically (isn’t that a cool term?) allow my FB page to grow as things progressed…not artificially asking people to, you know, please Like me, I’m so needy!…but, yes, it’s come to this, and I humble myself before you and pronate, prostrate, and whatever other -ate, and beg for you to like me.


Because I have low self-esteem?

An ego that needs bolstering?

I’m so unlikable I need reinforcement that I’m not?


But the real reasons are simple: 1) apparently, in the mode of Facebook I’ve subscribed into, the more Likes I get the more capability I get. I don’t know what those capabilities are…but I’m told they’re cool. And save the world. I haven’t signed up as a “regular” user, who can hop from FB page to page and Like the hell out of everyone’s pages. I’ve signed up at a biz/artist page. It has limitations I admit I, uh, like…but also I ask this because, 2) I am trying to gain more exposure for my work (not me, you see, but my work, my books…).

And if you like my page, you get to help save the world.

So, you see, it really isn’t about me. Not at all, nor my ego. It’s about saving the world and my stories. Couldn’t care less if you like me, just like my work. Please. I’m beggin you. My stories keep hammering me to be read by more and more of the world. They want world domination, and they’re not really very happy with me right now, cause I haven’t been promoting them enough (I’m tryin—I’m tryin!). After all, they, say, what’s the point of writing them, if no one’s gonna read them? Sure, I tell them I read you…over and over…I even make you better with each reading…I tend and care for you, polish you…whisper sweet nothings into your ears and nibble and stroke—well, that’s for another story. Anyway, it all falls on deaf ears. They want more…and they’re beginning to threaten.

I’m scared.

So, please…help a fellow out…visit my Facebook page and just click that little old button that says “Like,” or whatever. You know the drill. Maybe spread the word a little to your friends and colleagues…cats and dogs. Goldfish. Of course, if you just plain hate my efforts, I won’t force you into this, but if you have even a little interest in my work…’twould be greatly appreciated. If I then gain the ability to Like your pages, you can be dang sure I’ll visit and return the favor. And this’ll get my voices to back off to pursue more creative endeavors….


(Did the cat picture do it?)

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11 Responses to “Beggin for You To Like Me….”

  1. 1 jpon November 9, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Done! Best of luck with the FB page.

  2. 4 Wendy Brydge November 9, 2013 at 9:19 am

    This was wonderfully funny! Some excellent plea wording in there, Frank! I don’t use FB but I DO have a dummy account (not under my real name) that I created ages ago so I could look at a few things, so after wracking my brain for the password, I went ahead and clicked that like button for ya. But hey, beggars can’t be choosers. A like is a like, right!?

    • 5 fpdorchak November 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Ha! and why THANK YOU, She-who-shall-remain-nameless! That was you, huh? Cool name. :-]

      Well, I’m just trying to maximize those resources I have. And if I can throw in some humor (and a cat), I’ll do it. I’m not proud.

      So, admit it, it WAS the cat, wasn’t it? :-P

  3. 6 Karen Albright Lin November 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Done. This is one reason I’ve always resisted self publishing (sometimes it feels like Amway sales. But I have some shorts/essays that I may put together or sell individually by self pubbing on line since traditional publishers don’t pick those up anyway. I’m “coming around” to the realities of the marketplace.

    • 7 fpdorchak November 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Yeah, the old phrase “comedy ain’t pretty” applies to publishing and promotion, too!

      But, I got a CAT involved…so, hopefully…my tugging on the emotional heart strings of my readers will REALLY pay off…. :-P

  4. 8 Tracy Brisendine (@WolvesCanEatMe) November 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    This caught my eye from the RMFW loop.
    Great post, Frank! I’ve had the same struggles! So I liked your page and I’d be much abilged if you’d return the “like” :)
    The cat was a nice touch too. I may have to copy your marketing strategy! -Tracy B

  5. 10 blackcatpratt November 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    The cat ALWAYS does it! :D But I was already a “liker” – they don’t allow FB minions to double-dip.

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