It all happened innocently. My intrigue with our addiction to farmville – including my own (which was a bit too brief to be included in a New York Times article.. but it did get me an interview!).. No. Wait. Stop right there. It was not my addiction to Farmville that got me the interview. It was my blog posts about Farmville.
The posts were never meant to attract readers or a NY Time’s journalist. I simply like to contemplate how our minds work, what empowers us, what distracts us (especially related to creative right brain thinkers). That’s all. Farmville quickly became a huge distraction to (at the time) 40 million + users a month. How could this not interest me?
Sure, the blog posts are entertaining, with tips and humour ( I know this because the NYTimes journalist said they are ‘entertaining stuff.” How cool is that?) .. but there was never an intention to reach readers of my blog.
Well, be darned if I don’t have 100 – 200 readers a day now.
Point of story? Write from your perspective about very popular topics. There’s something you are already doing, no doubt, that millions of others are interested in. And tag well. (How else will they know you are writing about this topic?) For example, do you have something brilliant, controversial or unique to say about “New Moon” from the Twilight Series? Better yet, are you a vampire? You could get a sh-t load of readers writing about that.
You’d think that millions of others would be interested in what I do in my non-farmville life. Oh. I mean, my real life. But alas those millions have not yet found my blog. Maybe it’s all too general – this coaching, self discovery, creativity thing. Oh my, I just had a most Brilliant Idea! You’ve just witnessed the epiphany… .. must run, I’m off to create an facebook app for that….
(Update: If you are looking for the farmville posts, I’ve deleted most of them My apologies, farmvillains. They were just far too random to hold even my attention on the blog! ha!)